The controversy surrounding the “Pause” episode of The Boondocks continues.
While former reports of Tyler Perry firing his entire staff over the episode, which didn’t make the Tyler Perry-ish character of Winston Jordan look good, proved to be false, the latest is that the person who wrote the episode was a former employee of Tyler Perry who had been fired ages ago.
Perry, according to this writer’s inside source, knows the identity of the person who crafted the script that McGruder aired last Sunday titled, “Pause.” The person, whose name was not available at press time, is a former staff member at Tyler Perry Studios who was fired some time ago and re-emerged on the other side of Turner, working with McGruder. Whether this episode was a vindictive, vengeful act for being terminated by Perry is not yet known. Remember, though: part of “Boondocks” appeal is the fact that McGruder routinely charbroils popular personalities for one reason or another.
Furthermore, Perry feels betrayed by Turner Network. Both Perry’s and McGruders’s shows are on the same network, yet Turner failed to alert Perry that the controversial “Boondock” episode was going to air until the day of.