Tyler Perry movies are among the most popular in the “Black” genre of films. Even as much of a favorite as he is for Black liberal America, cast a few too many White folk in a movie, and even he faces backlash!
When TMZ reporters tried to bait him into answering a race-loaded question, Perry took the high road and was all class, stating, “Are you really asking me about that?” His tone pretty much summed up how stupid of a question he thought it was.
It will take a great effort by people to push back against the racial identity movement, and some will be castigated for pushing back—but if people respond like Perry did, the world will be a better place.
Perry, who is the creator of TLC’s first scripted series Too Close to Home, was asked by TMZ’s ambush reporter about the criticism he’s receiving in the elitist corners of the entertainment industry for casting mostly white actors for the show.
“I don’t think it’s fair,” the TMZ ambush reporter said in a prerequisite disclaimer but continued, “but is there something to…”
Perry abruptly cut the reporter off: “Are you really asking me about that? Are you really asking me about that?” he shot back in an incredulous tone.
“That’s so ridiculous, man. People are people.” Perry said. “If you write the story about a woman and man who’s having pain and issues and trying to get over things, it’s the same way for a white person for a black person or for anybody else. People are people, man. People need to let all that go.”