I mean Gus is the typical black guy sidekick character who is supposedly the "smart one" but Shawn is always making him look dumb and dopey but Gus still laughs and is okay with it and Gus never gets any girls and Shawn gets them all. At first I didn't realize the possible undertones of this but I did think it was pretty silly that Shawn gets all the girls but then my friend said it was one step above a minstrel show and explained what that is. Im not sure if they meant it to be like that but I understand what he was saying, and no he isn't racist or nor is he black he is a white guy saying this so I dont know what I should think.
On some level I think alot of these views of the trusty black sidekick guy play out in pop culture whether or not it is racist is debatable but it is definitely a stereotype that just seems like that is all there is nowadays, either the trusty black sidekick guy or the gangsta thug guy? What do you guys think?