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Topic: Its Official: Aaron McGruder out at Boondocks
Posted By: tatee
Subject: Its Official: Aaron McGruder out at Boondocks
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 4:39pm

It’s Official: Aaron McGruder out at Boondocks


This 4th season of the ground-breaking show is being produced without its creator.

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Aaron McGruder 

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Aaron McGruder, creator and executive producer of The Boondocks, has had no involvement with the upcoming 4th season of the cartoon, Adult Swim confirms, fueling suspicions that began on Facebook where McGruder claimed The Boondocks page had been "hijacked."

According to a press release issued by Adult Swim, "this season was produced without the involvement of Aaron McGruder, when a mutually agreeable production schedule could not be determined.​"

In response to a request for comment, Aaron McGruder would only confirm that he has had no involvement with this season of the show.

After a four-year hiatus, the new season was announced on the  https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Boondocks/48248794872" rel="nofollow - official Boondocks Facebook page  a week ago. It's set to return with new episodes on April 21.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Jesus-Series/481832611927771" rel="nofollow - McGruder immediately took to his new project's Black Jesus' Facebook page  to state: "Just found out someone has hijacked THE BOONDOCKS Facebook page. This was done without my permission and I have absolutely no control over the content being posted as of Friday, March 14."

While it is unclear how and when the decision was reached, fans of the show are now left with more questions than answers. After McGruder claimed that The Boondocks page was "hijacked," some are left wondering who's responsible for the hijacking? By McGruder taking the feud to a public page, fans wonder if McGruder's inability to access the page was the first news that he had that he wouldn't be involved with the show?

When exactly did McGruder part company with the cartoon he founded years ago and what are the terms of his departure?

News of McGruder's departure, for some fans, must feel like buying tickets to a Public Enemy show only to find out that Chuck D is no longer with the group.

From the outset, the comic strip was brash and bold seen through the eyes of young black radical Huey Freeman. The Boondocks pulled no punches when satirizing African-American culture and American politics. The strip was so controversial that after being nationally syndicated some newspapers decided to pull McGruder out of the cartoon section and instead run them in the op-ed portion of the paper reserved for free thought.

While both sides are being tight-lipped as to what exactly happened, what is clear is that McGruder is no longer connected to the groundbreaking television project that was created from his cartoon strip while he was in college at the University of Maryland. Of course, confirmation of that only came after  http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/03/have_uncle_ruckus_and_the_boondocks_been_hijacked.html?wpisrc=mostpopular" rel="nofollow - The Root broke the news of the Facebook controversy on Thursday.


http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2014/03/it_s_official_aaron_mcgruder_out_at_boondocks.1.html





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Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 4:49pm
I'm guessing whitey owns it now?


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:13pm
Boondocks is offensive.


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:16pm
Originally posted by Sang Froid Sang Froid wrote:

Boondocks is offensive.

Sadly I agree with this now. His Ex said that Huey wasn't made in his likeness but that he is most similar to Uncle RuckusOuch


Posted By: yurika975
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:23pm
I have only seen season 1. Did it go down hill? People were watching so it is probably now a product of The Man. 


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:30pm
Ugh, tatee's news is usually depressing.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:30pm
Originally posted by liesnalibis liesnalibis wrote:

I'm guessing whitey owns it now?
this


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:34pm
awww, I liked that show.


Posted By: Midna
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:37pm
Damn. Whitey took over. This show's satirical nature and social commentary won't be the gold it was once hailed as. :/


Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:43pm
So are y'all saying this show will be moved to BET?


Posted By: smaison
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:46pm
oh lord. i'll pass then. 


Posted By: yurika975
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:51pm
Originally posted by Mixer Mixer wrote:

So are y'all saying this show will be moved to BET?
Reminds me of that MLK episode. And that would be about right. Isn't bet owned by the same company that owns mtv?



Posted By: Mixer
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 5:55pm
Yes they are, yurika. Ugh...


Posted By: ms_wonderland
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 6:02pm
the comics are so much better than the show anyway.  Only Fresh for '01 has survived my multiple moves unfortunately...I don't even remember the last time I watched the show...years though.  It's now officially a joke...whose voice will the show be?


Posted By: Miss SDY
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 6:18pm
Originally posted by smaison smaison wrote:

oh lord. i'll pass then. 


Posted By: f8dagrate
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 6:29pm
I don't understand what people are mostly tripping off of. Everybody behind the scenes cept his is a Cack this was inevitable. They watched a black man, so know they feel they can be one too.


Posted By: eanaj5
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 8:01pm
ugh, i havent watched in a while but this does not make me happy Unhappy


Posted By: carolina cutie
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 8:06pm
Originally posted by ms_wonderland ms_wonderland wrote:

the comics are so much better than the show anyway.  Only Fresh for '01 has survived my multiple moves unfortunately...I don't even remember the last time I watched the show...years though.  It's now officially a joke...whose voice will the show be?
This.

Compared to the comic strip, the show was wack.


Posted By: coconess
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 8:13pm
i never cared for the show. 
idk if really fully gave it a chance though.. 


Posted By: thewonderfulwa
Date Posted: Mar 21 2014 at 8:35pm
Ill watch the first episode.


Posted By: Alias_Avi
Date Posted: Apr 02 2014 at 11:51pm
This show has been past the point of being satirical

Should've died a long time ago with his Black women hating ass


Posted By: naturesgift
Date Posted: Apr 02 2014 at 11:51pm
Ok i found it HOw can a Black person Like this show? even though a AA made it! even though it supposed to be satire I think its more like : a wolf licking a bloody knife trap!



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