Liberals Criticize Tyler Perry for Casting White People. Perry Responds…
Tyler Perry - yes, the guy who plays Madea - is a black filmmaker who makes movies staring black actors and black families. If you're an SJW who thinks we need to see more black faces on the big screen, Tyler Perry is someone who regularly puts them there. Applaud him for it.
But apparently his new show "Too Close to Home" has too many white people in it, and some aren't happy about that. Diversity be damned. Well, Tyler Perry is displeased with the displeasure.
Are you really asking me about that? It's so ridiculous. People are people, and people just need to...it's ridiculous. If you write a story about a woman and a man who's having pain and having issues and trying to get over things, it's the same way for a white person or a black person or anyone else, so that's just ridiculous. People are people, man. People need to let all that go.
Mind you, the people who are criticizing Perry are the same people who always want to make male actors female or gay actors straight. They just apparently don't want black filmmakers to ever work with any white people.
This is a classic example of the racism double-standard. If Tyler Perry had been white and hadn't hired enough "minority" actors for his show, the same leftists would've thrown the same tantrum they're throwing here. "Hire more PEOPLE OF COLOR!" they would scream, regardless of the show's content.
Leftists claim to love "diversity" as it relates to skin tone. But Perry has a diverse cast. Still not good enough, because he dared hire white people, rather than keeping his show all black?
Who here is truly color blind and who is racist? Who cares about the content of someone's character, or their ability to act, and who only cares about skin tone? What about asking Perry about the content of his show, the storylines, his actors' abilities, or his inspiration rather than the skin tone of his cast? Read also Whoa. Even 'Black-ish' Sitcom Creator Says "I'm Tired of Talking about 'Diversity'..."
It sounds to me like people are fed up with all this racism and diversity talk, no? As Tyler Perry says, people are people. Time to move on from all this other crap.
Hard to argue with him there.
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