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.