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RSS FeedsWhy Tyler, The Creator's New Adult Swim Show Is 'Revolutionary'
(GameSpot Wii News)


20 october 2017 20:40:46

Why Tyler, The Creator's New Adult Swim Show Is 'Revolutionary'
(GameSpot Wii News)

Adult Swim`s latest late night animation acid trip--Tyler, The Creator-created The Jellies--stars a teenager named Cornell who finds out he was adopted by his parents, who are jellyfish. Most other characters are normal(ish) humans, except their neighbor, who`s a whale.`A jellyfish would have a whale living next door,` The Jellies star Phil LaMarr, who plays the lead character Cornell Jelly, told GameSpot. `That just makes sense.`That`s one way to look at it.The Jellies has been adapted for Adult Swim from a series that was only available on rapper Tyler, the Creator`s multimedia phone app, Golf Media. In the original incarnation, Cornell was white. Now, he`s black, which Tyler explained thusly when challenged by an audience member at San Diego Comic-Con this year:`How many f***ing black cartoon characters is it on TV right now? Name five. Iīll give you time...It is none. They canceled Static Shock. Nobody remembers Fillmore, like, we donīt got s**. The only other black character is this f***ing weird-ass--oh no, they killed Chef off f***ing South Park. So we donīt have s****. So I said f*** that. We about to make this n**** black, and he ainīt got no guns, he ainīt shoot no f***ing basketball, and he a f***ing goober, and we gonna put him on TV. And heīs the lead character. He ainīt the comic relief. He ainīt the sidekick. He the lead n****.``That`s actually revolutionary,` LaMarr elaborated. `There are these weird little mini revolutions that happen, and having a black, male, leading character that`s a `goober` is, weirdly enough, revolutionary in America. You know? He is not cool, in any way shape or form. And to me, that`s real.``We get enough of The Rock, you know?` he continued. `That`s the predominant image of the black man. And even though this is not, you know, a $600 million action movie that`s going all over the world, it`s still out there. And I think people are going to respond to the truth of it--black people and non-black people, just because it`s ...
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