Tyler Perry Films Compared To Malt Liquor!
Forbes annual list has come out and top filmaker, actor, and producer Tyler Perry is at the top! We all should be proud of his work, right? Wrong. Not everyone is a fan of Perry's work. A recent debate on CNN discussing Tyler Perry being at the pinncacle of Hollywood's elite, an entertainment social commentator named Touré expressed why he thinks Perry's work is “malt liquor for the masses.” Toure says that Perry's work is actually destructive for blacks. The description of Perry's work by longtime filmaker, Spike Lee says Tyler Perry's work is “coonery and buffoonery”. Toure also says that Perry's films are like "cinematic malt liquor,” teaching black women to embrace feelings of their own“victimhood.” Toure says:
“Tyler Perry is definitely serving an audience that is underserved by Hollywood. Especially black southern women do not see themselves at all in Hollywood fare. So, when he’s serving them movies where they appear to be in situations that are naturalistic and recognizable to them and definitely have that Christian message, I absolutely understand why my grandmother, my mother, and my aunts love this stuff, and my family down south, they love this stuff. I just can’t watch it without cringing because I’ve seen good movies and I know these are poorly made films.” Dr. Boyce Watkins was on hand to defent Perry saying that at least Perry is creating jobs for black actors and actresses in Hollywood. Toure commented that drug dealers create jobs, but that doesn't necessarily make them "good jobs".
Wow! We want to hear from you. Do you think Tyler Perry's work is destructive or positive? Do you think now that Perry is on top, he is getting hated on by those who are not?