“Mo Money Mo Problems” is a single by Notorious B.I.G., the second single from his album Life After Death. In the song, Biggie talks about the perils of having money and all of the problems that it brings. Such is the case with Tyler Perry. Now that Tyler Perry has money chasing him down, there are many people out to either get some of the money or to try to bring him down. One such individual is: Eva Vega. Vega has spearheaded a movement via Change.Org to eradicate all of Tyler Perry’s programs from the Oprah Winfrey Network (good luck with that). Her petition reads as follows:
“For decades Oprah Winfrey has used her television show to educate, empower, and uplift people of all races to be better versions of themselves. OWN has committed to be an extension of this work.
Where it is clear that neither Oprah or Tyler Perry are experts on race and racism, they have also refused to utilize feedback from the conscious Black community and scholars on racism regarding the damage that Tyler Perry and his brand of entertainment perpetuate against the Black community.
Stop supporting racist stereotypes on OWN and remove Tyler Perry programming!”
They end their statement by encouraging supporters to “help uplift women of all races” by signing said petition.
There is so much here that I don’t know where to start. Tyler Perry provides entertainment, plain and simple. As with any form of entertainment, if that is what you like-watch… if not-change the channel.
The petition states that Tyler Perry’s brand of entertainment perpetuates damage against the black community. How so? Let’s take a look at Madea. Madea is extremely outlandish but if you really listen at her, you will get ministered to in in more practical ways than you sometimes can get in a church setting. Madea is simply one of the characters created by Perry to pass on various messages. Laughter is extremely therapeutic. 1 Corinthians 1:27 states: But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God has chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty… Don’t sit around and be too mighty. If the same people who are complaining would work to pass on the gift that they’ve been given, they would have less time to worry about Tyler Perry and all of his money. In the words of Tamar Braxton: “GET YOUR LIFE”…


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