Chicago’s powerful comedian Bernie Mac died this past Saturday of complications from pneumonia. He had been considered to be in “remission” from sarcoidosis.
He was famous for being a stand-up comedian, being in a number of movies, and for having his own tv show “The Bernie Mac Show.” It was about a single man who reluctantly took in his sister’s children and the challenges he had in raising them. It revealed a rough up-bringing and approach to parenting to which he wanted to revert but which he avoided because it’s illegal — for instance beating and whipping. Are those two separate categories? He was specific about the latter. His character needed a lot of spiritual healing and parenting coaching.
I did not enjoy the raw brutality that from my perspective oozed from Bernie Mac’s pores. He was also more than a little misogynistic (hating, degrading and treating women badly), recently referring to female spouses as “ho’s”, which is American slang for whore. He even referred to Michelle Obama as a “ho.” I’m not psyched that Barak Obama chose Mac to be a headlining opener for his political rally.
May Bernie rest in peace and learn his lessons from the other side. May he be well and helpful in his new form.
Haha, I just realized I wrote his name as Bermac….that can’t be good for my karma.
Whoa, I didn’t know that Bermac died! That’s shows how much I follow pop culture. I wasn’t really much of a fan of his comedy, but it always shocks me when someone in their prime dies. It shows you how important it is to enjoy your life as much as possible and to make sure you don’t procrastinate with your goals. Thanks for posting this, it has given me an idea for a topic to write about!