Tyler Perry, the infamous African American Hollywood director famous for making family-friendly movies with a Christian message, is under fire by critics who are upset with who he decides to cast in his movies and shows.
They are specifically upset that Perry’s new TLC drama series Too Close to Home has a predominately white cast of actors.
Perry’s show Too Close to Home focuses on a “young woman who is forced to return to her trailer-park roots after her political career is destroyed by a sex scandal.” The first season has eight episodes and premiered this past Monday night.
But despite the backlash Perry is facing, he’s defending his decision and refusing to back down.
Instead of apologizing for doing nothing wrong, which liberals expect their victims to do, he’s hitting back… and hard.
Perry told a morning show this week that he’s “sick” of people always bringing up why he has a TV show “full of white folks.”
The Madea series, which is what Perry is best known for, features predominantly black actors. So it’s even more ludicrous for anyone to attack Perry on whom he decides to cast in his films.
He also hit back by adding that the story is about a young woman who came from a dysfunctional family in a trailer park – a scenario that can happen regardless of your skin color — white or black.
“I’m so sick of folks asking me why I have a show full of white folks,” Perry — best known for his Madea series of films, which feature predominantly black casts — said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this week. “Nobody asked Norman Lear why he wrote for black people all those years. People are people. I’m writing a story about a girl that comes from a trailer park and whose family has a lot of dysfunction. That can happen whether you’re black or white.”
A TMZ reporter also continued to harass Perry with questions regarding his cast. Perry, appearing bothered by the reporter’s question responded by calling it “ridiculous”.
“Are you really asking me about that?” Perry said. “That’s so ridiculous, man. People are people. People just need to let — it’s ridiculous. If you write a story about a woman and a man who’s having pain and issues and trying to get over things, it’s the same way for a black person as a white person.”
He added that “people are people man. People need to let that go.”
It’s fundamentally racist for these liberals to attack Perry for casting actors who are white.
It shouldn’t be a big deal, as other films of Perry’s have white actors in them too.
“I got white folks on my other show Have and Have Nots, but nobody noticed,” Perry told Tom Joyner. “If Donald Trump can pitch to black folks in an all-white neighborhood, why can’t you watch this show on TLC? What is going on in this country?”
Bravo, Tyler Perry.
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