Saturday, May 28, 2022

Tyler Perry Talks ‘Bad Wigs’ and Denies Exploiting Black Women’s Pain [VIDEO]

**Tyler Perry is responding to the haters of his Netflix film, “A Fall From Grace.”

We previously reported… while some are cheering Perry’s latest offering, others are mocking the film for having a predictable plot, continuity issues, and piss-poor production value.  

Several Twitter also users questioned Perry’s ‘cringy’ depiction of the Black community. 

Now, the filmmaker is responding to the critics. 

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As reported by The YBF, during an interview with Hello Beautiful, Tyler and “A Fall From Grace” star Crystal Fox recall how they had a “knock down, drag out argument about the wigs in one of the scenes.”

“In one of the scenes, it was very emotional for her [Crystal],” Tyler said.

As a woman of color, “our hair is part of the journey,” Crystal noted.

“I think hair is very, very important, but figure that sh*t out before we go on camera is my whole thing,” Tyler responded. “As long as y’all figured it out before it’s time to shoot, I’m good. I don’t got time to waste five hours and spend spending $10 million to figure out which curl is better for you.”

Tyler also addressed fans who are fed up with his portrayals of the culture and capitalizing on Black women’s pain and trauma.

“I’m always trying to send a message that you don’t have to deal with this sh*t,” the Hollywood mogul said.

“It’s not about making money off of a woman’s pain, it is about telling a story and I wish that people, especially black women, would get off the fact of saying, ‘Oh, he’s making money off of black women.’ “

Hear him tell it via the clip above.

Meanwhile, Perry previously responded to criticism about him not having a writers room, as he writes all of his scripts on his own.

“About ten years ago. I had a writer’s room. It was a really bad experience for me,” he said on “Sway In The Morning.”

“They were turning in scripts that I had to pay for, repay for if they were bad. I was just like, ‘I’ll just do it myself.’ And my ratings started to take a dip. So I was like, ‘I’ll just write my own stuff.’ Listen, “The Have and Have Nots” is still the number one show on Tuesday nights. “The Oval” and “Sistas” are still the number one shows on BET. So, somebody’s loving my writing. So I’m going to focus on that. But as far as Tyler Perry Studios, there are other projects that we’re working on that there’s going to be a showrunner, there will be other writers that are not what my audience is expecting from me. So yeah, there will be other opportunities. But as far as self-care goes, I’m good.”

Peep the interview below:

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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