Is The Tyler Perry Hate Warranted?
Tyler Perry‘s Madea’s Big Happy Family hits theaters today and you know what that means right? It’s time for the Tyler Perry haters to shower the Web with their disapproval for Perry’s films and portrayal of African-Americans.
But do they Perry haters have a point?
After all, Perry’s movies have had similar themes with similar characters who often feel like stereotypical caricatures rather than actual characters. But then again, how can you be mad at someone who came from the stage and is in a position to hire African-Americans and give them job opportunities that they wouldn’t get anywhere else? However, does that mean Perry can make crappy movies for an audience that feeds into the very stereotypes you would think they should shun? But if you take a look around Hollywood, who else is keeping black actors and actresses employed with films that do solid box office numbers?
The debate is one that will continue to rage until Perry’s Madea character finally decides to stroll off into the sunset. Even then, people will still be critical of Perry’s ability behind the camera. But we do know one thing—Tyler Perry is sick of people talking trash about him. Especially his own people. Aaron McGruder‘s potshot on The Boondocks was brutal, but Spike Lee‘s ripping of Perry’s films has had a lingering affect on Perry. He’s just sick and tired of everyone asking about Spike Lee. So what does he do? Let’s Spike have it during a Los Angeles presser to promote Madea’s Big Happy Family. Without even being asked about Spike Lee, Perry goes all the way in. Check it out…
So we ask you, do people need to lay off Tyler Perry?