Things were very awkward at NBC Unversial when Jay Leno and Conan O’Brien started making swipes at each other (but mostly at their common employer). And now things are just as awkward at Turner Broadcasting, where Aaron McGruder, creator of the animated show The Boondocks on Cartoon Network, has taken on Tyler Perry, the creator of two TBS scripted shows (House of Payne and Meet the Browns).
Perry is furious with McGruder! He’s angry at Turner! He’s thinking about suing!
All because The Boondocks featured a cross-dressing religious character named Winston Jerome, and Perry thought the character might somehow, possibly, just maybe be based on him. (It was.)
After seeing the spot, Perry got on the phone with Turner to complain and go off about how he might have to “rethink” his relationship with the company, says the LA Times.
In all likelihood, everybody will calm down, Perry will return to this closet, McGruder will be given a slap on the wrist, and the episode “Pause” will never re-air on any Turner network ever.