Saying that the “Empire” TV show is stereotypical and coonery is an easy accusation to make and has a host of supporters. It has all of the elements and representations of which many people of color try to distance themselves. But is it true or just a myth?
Labeling Empire “stereotypical” removes the need of accountability by throwing a veil over the problems and obstacles that truly affect people of color. It puts “black” artist in an unattainable role of needing to be perfect while shaming for being human and flawed. — One Chick Army