Tyler Perry: Friend or Foe?
Tyler Perry’s new film “Good Deeds” premieres in theaters this Friday. Most of his films attract huge audiences which are characterized by his impersonation of a southern Christian woman named Madea. I respect and admire his ideology but his work not so much. Perry has been praised by the all mighty Oprah and has been featured in the Black List Volume 3 which lists the most influential African Americans. For the sake of this post let’s ignore the implications of the black list. (For now) I watched many of his films including “For Colored Girls” which I found to be very condescending. I do think he’s movies are satirical, perpetuate stereotypes and does not promote our culture. Is this what Black America wants to see? What’s your take on Tyler Perry? Is he a friend or foe to the black community?