Characters of Color: Tyler Perry



He who has the gold makes the rules.

Haters gonna hate, and no one knows that better than Tyler Perry. A respected playwright, director, and actor; who has created works that have crossed the media lines of stage, screen (movie), and set (TV); and created one of the most recognizable (and hilarious) characters ever – Mabel ” Madea” Simmons; is constantly being the focus of cheap shots. Why? Because of his popularly? Because of faith/views being in his works? Because they cater to a certain audience? Well if that’s the case people a lot of media would be guilty of the same ‘crimes’. Tyler Perry    is a character of color because his characters have color. Why can’t you have a deranged elderly woman trying to waste a person for cutting them off on the highway and then call 911 after the deed is done. Why can’t a media as wide and a varied as the visual deal with concepts of the spiritual without people turn into jerks about it, why can’t an excellent actor like Tyler Perry try new roles without being pre-judged beforehand? I don’t know people, I really don’t, but I a simple gamer must ask you to not drink the hateraid – the taste is terrible on the palate.

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