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Tyler Perry Responds to Criticism of His TLC Series: 'That's Reverse Racism'

Tyler Perry Responds to Criticism of His TLC Series: 'That's Reverse Racism'

Tyler Perry is speaking out after facing backlash over his TLC series Too Close to Home.

People have been critical that the 47-year-old actor and director’s newest show features an all white cast while most of his other projects feature predominantly African-American actors.

“That’s totally reverse racism because it was coming from African-American people. I don’t know if it was because they thought I should only be giving jobs to black people. Well, I think that’s ridiculous,” he began.

Tyler continued, “If you look at the hundreds of black people I’ve given jobs to and even the ones I’ve made millionaires, people of color, I just think it’s unfair.”

“I’m just finding out more as I travel the country and world, the more I meet people, we’re all the same. We all got the same dramas. So I’m not seeing color as much as I did anymore in the sense of our stories. Our stories are so similar,” Tyler concluded.

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  • VanityInsecurity

    Oh you finally opened your eyes to reverse racism. Welcome to the world Perry.

  • John Dow

    White gives jobs to black people: You’re a great guy
    Black gives jobs to white people: You’re such a racist

    Typical liberal logic.

  • John Dow

    White gives jobs to black people: You’re a great guy
    Black gives jobs to white people: You’re such a racist

    Typical liberal logic.

  • Esoteric11

    Boo hoo!! Vilify liberals. That’s what you do. Poor fearful conservatives, so afraid they have to make an overblown issue out of everything. Watch out for the boogeyman, he is coming to get you! ha ha ha ha ha

  • John Dow

    Black guy who gave jobs to white people was criticized by liberals but you blame conservatives? Au, you poor thing. Don’t forget to wear your New Year tin foil hat or KGB and Russian hackers will come for you :)

  • Gina

    Well his other shows were on Oprah’s OWN network, which is more conducive to a majority black cast. But his current show is for TLC, and I’m sure the network wouldn’t have picked up the show if it had an all black cast, lets keep it real.

  • Peggy

    Some blacks are just as racist as whites if not more but they justify their racism. They are under the false illusion that white-bashing is OK. It’s a big world and blacks do not have to be included in every single thing that goes on in this country like it or not.

  • Esoteric11

    No criticism from me. I think it’s great Tyler P. hired white people too. Ruskies don’t scare me, those are my ancestors. And I didn’t blame conservatives, I just said they make a mountain out of a mole hill . A lot.

  • John Dow

    That guy was criticized by liberals. Maybe you didn’t know that, but democrats and liberals always need someone or something to hate.

  • Esoteric11

    Excuse me, but you are the one posting hate. It seems immature and irresponsible to blame a group of people . Libs and Dems are the least hateful of all the groups. Much more likely to take the high road. Seems to me, your the one putting out the hateful propaganda.

  • John Dow

    Democrats and liberals, burn, loot, destroy, vandalize, kill, but somehow they are the least hateful of all the groups??? You have a sick, twisted mind. Well, just like a typical liberal. I won’t be surprised if Omar Mateen, who was a registered democrat, Clinton supporter and killed 49 people in Orlando is your hero.

  • Esoteric11

    Oh boy. What a bunch of nonsense

  • John Dow

    The liberals and the democrats can’t handle the truth.

  • Esoteric11

    Well you certainly don’t know anything about the truth. Are you like 12? ( years old)

  • John Dow

    You’re a typical libtard who can’t handle the truth. I won’t be surprised if you were among those protesters who were burning, looting, destroying and vandalizing thousands of businesses across the country during those violent anti-Trump protests.

  • Esoteric11

    Thou doth protest too much.

  • Esoteric11

    Are you on drugs? Those were the Trump supporters! Go take your meds JD.

  • John Dow

    You’re either a mentally retarded or just plain stupid. Those were violent anti-Trump protests after he won the election. It’s all well-documented, but again… You’re a typical libtard who can’t handle the truth, so your denial and deflection is nothing new.

  • Esoteric11

    WHAAAAAAAAAAAA. I think I am going to cry. You should change your name to Twister John Dow. From the Proud Liberal!

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  • John Dow

    You’re going to cry? As they say: Liberals cry when you use facts :)

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