The character known as Madea (created and played by writer, director, actor etc Tyler Perry), promotes a stereotype of the average black grandmother/mother. For years now, Madea has been the loud, homocidal, charismatic and courageous women with basically all the characteristics of a caring, loving, grandmother, that poeple almost all around the world have come to love, joke and laugh about. The stereotype that Madea had portrade through out the world, has set an unconcious mindset in people today about African American women alone.
Through the jokes and the laughs over this character, Madea has been known, through her actions to be, as I said before, foolish, witty, sometimes vile and some what ignorant. Her quickness of violence and slurred, irrational speak is what enlarged the characters fame in the world in the first place. But what is this character really portraying to the world?
Today, African American women have sort of adapted to the stereotype that Medea portrays, being that this is what the African American women of today and back in the day are suppose to act like. This dating back to even slave ages, relating to things like the "mammy" stereotype or a bit of the "Sambo" or "Brute." Of course Madea is all in good "fun", but the reality being that this type of stereotype is somthing that people have come to expect from African American women.