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    Default Tyler Perry Defends All-White Cast In New TV Show: ‘People Are People’

    Hollywood director Tyler Perry is defending the decision to cast predominantly white actors to star in his new TLC drama series Too Close to Home.

    “I’m so sick of folks asking me why I have a show full of white folks,” Perry — best known for his Madea series of films, which feature predominantly black casts — said on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this week. “Nobody asked Norman Lear why he wrote for black people all those years. People are people. I’m writing a story about a girl that comes from a trailer park and whose family has a lot of dysfunction. That can happen whether you’re black or white.”

    Too Close to Home, which premiered on TLC Monday night, centers on a young woman who is forced to return to her trailer-park roots after her political career is destroyed by a sex scandal.

    Perry appeared bothered by the casting questions when pressed by a TMZ reporter.

    “Are you really asking me about that?” Perry said. “That’s so ridiculous, man. People are people. People just need to let — it’s ridiculous. If you write a story about a woman and a man who’s having pain and issues and trying to get over things, it’s the same way for a black person as a white person.”

    “People are people man. People need to let all that go.”





    Bravo, Mr. Perry. How soon before some rich white liberal makes a jackass of himself by attacking him?
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    Amazing response! I wonder if the same person asking him this question asked him why some of his previous shows only had "predominantly black casts?" Was that an issue for the reporter as well?
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    Now ask him to explain some of his movies.... *rimshot*

    Just kidding. Never saw any of them, but a lot of people seem to think they are terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetguy5150 View Post
    Amazing response! I wonder if the same person asking him this question asked him why some of his previous shows only had "predominantly black casts?" Was that an issue for the reporter as well?
    You give these people from TMZ way too much credit if you think they can ask anything other than what is trending on social media or what do your farts smell like.
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