Tyler Perry is known for his zany films, a great many of which employ a large number of African-American actors.
Now, however, Perry is taking fire from a group of critics who dislike his choices for the cast of one of his newest projects, TLC’s “Too Close to Home,” according to The Huffington Post.The show stars a mainly white cast.
Perry thinks this criticism is ridiculous.
“That’s totally reverse racism, because it was coming from African-American people,” said Perry, according to Fox News.
“I don’t know if it was because (the critics) thought I should only be giving jobs to black people. Well, I think that’s ridiculous,” he 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.”
According to Perry, the more he travels and interacts with people, the less he sees color.
“I’m just finding out more as I travel the country and world, the more I meet people, we’re all the same,” Perry said. “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.”
Our stories are similar, and understanding that people are people everywhere is essential not only to casting decisions but to interacting with people in any field.
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