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The filmmaker received major backlash on social media for choosing a mostly White cast in his upcoming TLC series Too Close To Home. But Perry has a different point of view these days than that of some people in the African-American community.
He said of the flak he’s been getting: “That’s totally reverse racism because it was coming from African-American people.” He continued, “I don’t know if it was because they thought I should only be giving jobs to black people. Well, I think that’s ridiculous. 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.”
The series centers around a fictional President of the United States who gets involved in a political scandal. Perry cites his days of traveling the world while promoting the Madea movies for his new perspective on things, saying, “I’m just finding out more as I travel the country and world, the more I meet people, we’re all the same. 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.”
Too Close To Home premieres January 4th on TLC. Will you be watching?
PHOTOS OF THE DAY: Jada Pinkett Smith, Tyler Perry, Rihanna, & More
1. Megan Fox was seen wearing a blonde wig as she posed with two fans on the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" set.Source:Splash News 1 of 10
2. Here's Tyler Perry dressed as Baxter Stockman, the character he'll be playing in the upcoming "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2," which he was filming at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, NYC.Source:Splash News 2 of 10
3. Snoop Dogg's scarf game was on fleek as he headed inside Highline Studios in New York.Source:Splash News 3 of 10
4. Rihanna gave the paparazzi some serious face yesterday as she covered up her Daisy Dukes at LAX.Source:Splash News 4 of 10
5. "Avengers: Age Of Ultron" star Elizabeth Olsen kept it ultra serious during a Q&A at the Apple store in Soho.Source:Splash News 5 of 10
6. Here's Sarah Silverman enjoying a cup of hot tea with a friend.Source:Splash News 6 of 10
7. Last night's Clippers game had Billy Crystal rather stressed as he sat courtside.Source:Splash News 7 of 10
8. Actors Steve Buscemi and his brother Michael Buscemi appeared excited about their show "Park Bench" as they introduced it on stage during the AOL 2015 Newfront in NYC.Source:Getty 8 of 10
9. Neon Deion Sanders can pitch anything! Here he is during the AOL 2015 Newfront in New York City.Source:Getty 9 of 10
10. Is Will Smith lucky or nah? Jada Pinkett Smith stunned us on the carpet of the "Gotham" finale.Source:Getty 10 of 10
SOURCE: NY Daily News
Tyler Perry’s Responds To Casting Backlash For His New Show was originally published on globalgrind.com