Have you been noticing something a little different about the turnout for Tyler Perry movies of late? Hhhhhmmm…I started noticing it when he made the stupid mistake to cast Kim KarTRASHian in the movie, Temptation. Then he did it again when casting Larry The Cable Guy in his last Madea movie, A Madea Christmas. Why are you resulting to putting white characters in movies that are geared toward a Black audience?
When his last movie, Single Moms Club was released and bombed at the box office., people began to whisper. It was a dull movie with a cast of women that no one believed would ever be friends in real life, so why make a movie about such and unlikely cast of women?
Lionsgate recently ended its long-term relationship with Perry after 9 years. It does not mean that they won’t work together on future projects, but Tyler is basically a free agent now and did have issues with the lack of international reach of Lionsgate. He’s pretty much consolidated operations to his Atlanta headquarters, where 4 of his TV series s are shot.
Basically, I’ve enjoyed the Madea series movies–have seen all of his non-Madea movies except the last 3. I am a cheerleader for Mr. Perry for achieving success in an arena with very few Blacks, so I will not debase him. However, I do think it’s time for him to grow and the criticism he’s facing has some merit.
Many Black men hate him for his dismal images of them in his movies. The introduction of white characters in his story lines seems desperate for acceptance by the white audiences, but many Blacks see it as an intrusion to something that was built by Black support.
Then there are people who hate him because of his friendship with Oprah Winfrey, especially Black males, who tired of her male bashing on her now defunct Oprah Winfrey Show, and the general, annoying cry-parties Oprah and Tyler have regarding their histories of physical and sexual abuse.
The controversy Tyler ensued with criticism from notable movie director, Spike Lee for his belief of Tyler using coonery and buffoonery in many of his movies, sparked a lot of debate on Tyler using stereotypical imagery of Black people in his movies.
Whether or not you like Tyler Perry, it’s not so much about people getting tired of Tyler Perry in as much as it is a sign of perhaps people needing more a mental challenge from him.
Hopefully, he will weigh it all in and create more interesting stories.
Love him or hate him, no on can disagree that Tyler Perry has made move Black actors and actresses rich than any Hollywood Producer from any genre.