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Why Do Some White People Hate On Tyler Perry? (1305 hits)

I recently was on YouTube looking at video cilps of Tyler Perry and Madea. I couldn't help but notice that tons of white people had posted offensive comments, saying that his movies were corny and silly.

One person said: "Any man who enjoys Tyler Perry is very weak, timid, and feminine as well. Maybe they secretly lust after TP?"

Another person said: "Tyler Perry is just making [horrible] profitable movies for people who have been conditioned to accept proverbial crumbs - "low quality entertainment directed towards African Americans". Like this Fried Chicken Prayer for example. Cooning at it's finest. If a white man had written this or performed this "fried chicken prayer", people would be ready to fight."

Why are they hating on a Black man trying to do something positive?
Posted By: Dante Lee
Sunday, July 6th 2008 at 11:09PM
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Some things they just don't understand, like the many references to other black films like Roots and the Color Purple. Also sometimes funny to black people isn't funny to whites.
Monday, July 7th 2008 at 2:37AM
Deleece Smith
Keep in mind, not all of us think that way. Tyler Perry movies are awesome. I find them to be very relevant, funny and highly entertaining. Not to mention watching the movies or listening to the soundtrack has gotten me throught the most toughest of times in my life for the last two years., and given me hope as well.
Monday, July 7th 2008 at 1:32PM
Carmen Ryan
You're right! Not all white people are that way. Just some. Hope I didn't offend you.
Monday, July 7th 2008 at 1:35PM
Dante Lee
they just don't understand god way of blessing africans americans they only think the world resolve there way god make the plans for our life
Tuesday, July 8th 2008 at 3:35PM
rose hall
Wednesday, July 9th 2008 at 10:19PM
No offense taken Dante. Part of it is I'm trying to understand, and still earning about this county. I've studied american history a little, but I'm always asking why are things still like this today? I grew up and lived in Germany until I turned 24. While I was still living there, my friends explained to me about racism in America and what it was like. I'm still trying to wrap my mind around it today, how someone's skin color is supposed to make them different. In Germany we have our differences with people from other nations, disputes over religion and property and that's bad too. But to hate or discriminate someone's because of the color of their skin is beyond my comprehension I guess. I haven't read the comments on YouTube, but they shouldn't be there. Tyler Perry and his movies are like a gift to people, without it and the music I don't know where I would be today.
Thursday, July 10th 2008 at 12:11PM
Carmen Ryan
Most white people do not understand the messages of his plays and movies. They do not know or do not care that most of us, Black people, are struggling day to day. This is what Tyler Perry is all about and letting us know that GOD is going to work it out for us. So my Black people, do not be upset about this but PRAY for them.
Sunday, July 13th 2008 at 10:19PM
Latrell Green
Please don't think that because a handful of white folk are hating on Tyler Perry that we all do. I am white and I love Tyler Perry, I think he is amazing. I admire his strength and motivation. I have all of Tyler Perry's DVD's and his book and I never miss an episode of House of Payne. So Please, please don't judge all white folks by a handful of ignorant ones. I see as they are jealous. Because Tyler Perry has come a long way, from a painful childhood, through being homeless, and now a huge success. And I thank God for him. Tyler Perry has been an inspiration to our blended family. Even my children love to watch him. I just don't know what else to say. Except that I am a white woman and I just adore Tyler Perry. And I ask once again, please don't judge the entire white race by a handful of ignorance.
Sunday, July 13th 2008 at 10:22PM
Donna Parker
LONG LIVE TYLER PERRY! I'm finally through my divorce, and thanks to Tyler Perry, his movies and soundtracks I stayed strong and sane. The comments and advice from Maya Angelou and Cicley Tyson in "Family Reunion" helped a lot. I kept watching the movies over and over, they are very meaningful to me and if people would just listen to the message and enjoy the humor then color is irrelevant. I will never miss a Tyler Perry movie in my life, I can't wait for the new one in September. Go Tyler!
Thursday, July 17th 2008 at 2:40PM
Carmen Ryan
I could not agree more Carmen. I will never miss a Tyler Perry movie or play or anything that Tyler has written. I watch House of Payne every Wednesday night. Sometimes I miss the first two episodes because I am in Bible Study, but I never miss the last two. I have purchased every dvd of Tyler Perry's so that I can watch it anytime I want and I have purchased the two seasons of House of Payne. But as I said I cannot agree with you more regarding if people would listen to the message that is intended in Tyler Perry's work then color would be irrelevent. My husband and I are 'saved' because of Tyler Perry's plays, and that is why I thank God for Tyler Perry. So all I can say now is...'thank you Tyler, keep up the great work, you are truly blessed and are a blessing."
Friday, July 18th 2008 at 6:48AM
Donna Parker
Hi I just joined today and I to am white and please don't judge us all by a handful. Tyler Perry is one of the most talented young men in Hollywood and God will see that he contiunes to be on top because Tyler gives God all the glory
Saturday, July 19th 2008 at 1:05PM
Tonia Montgomery
Well if there was only a "handful" of white folks acting ignorant there wouldn't be so much problem with it. The problem is that ignorance comes in every shape size and color. So whoever is being the loudest while being ignorant is going to get the most attention. unfortuntely the person who was slamming tyler perry in that post is white. Well, we just ignore the ignorant. Maybe one day they'll wake up and realize their ignorance has done nothing for them. Echoing tonia and donna...i'm white ..and i luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurve tyler perry. I was just mentioning to my husband the other day while watching family reunion that black folk are the only ones i see make a "nonchristian" movie that has christian stuff happening in it that does NOT embarass christians. Tyler Perrys movies always make me proud to be a christian. Do you know what I mean? some movies they throw some christian stuff in there and it just makes christians look like a bunch of right wing conservative ignorant people. But Tyler Perry's movies are just SO cool in that they portray God and christianity in a way that glorifies God insteadof making him sad. I can't wait to see The Family that Preys....God blessed tyler perry with an amazing talen to bring serious situations into the home and show people how to deal with them in a Godly way.
Thursday, August 21st 2008 at 10:31AM
Jennine Lawson
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