tyler perry knows why you ignore him

one of the greatest things you could ever be is ignored.
it makes you to work harder with no distractions.
once you make it,
those who ignored you end up kissing your ass.
it’s tough while you’re going through it,
but the end result is fulfilling.
tyler perry knows who he is and what he’s about.
he knows who his work is for and what others have to say.
he told gayle king,
on “cbs this morning“,
that he understands why he’s ignored in hollywood…

i never thought he’d mention gays in an interview before.

i like that he has many people working for him tho.
gay or straight,
he is giving folks a chance and helping them find work.
i saw someone on twitter who started their first day at the studios today.
his name is nicholas alexander and he’s a visual artist/author:

tyler knows who his audience is.
his work is pretty much for them.
i don’t think it’s so much for the millennial.
as he said:

“My audience and the African American stories I tell are specific to a certain audience and specific to a certain group of people that I know that I grew up with and we speak a language…”

that is all we pretty much need to know and understand.
if you get it,
you get it.
if you don’t,
well…

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lowkey: he does cast the finest wolves in his productions.
i’m always a fan of that.

check out nicholas alexander on: instagram

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Author: jamari fox

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14 thoughts on “tyler perry knows why you ignore him

  1. This is a wonderful thing for the folks in Georgia and the country!! Another place where people can make their dreams come true. I live about three miles away from his studio and it’s huge. I’ve sent my resume to his company already!! Fingers crossed 🤞

    1. Congratulations to y’all out there in Atlanta I’m so happy for Tyler Perry I don’t watch his movies I have to admit, but he is the pride of my hometown as a black New Orleanian it makes me so proud to this hometown boy living out his dreams it’s awesome! Oh, and by the way, I hope everything works out for you fingers crossed.👏👌👍

    2. Yes, he’s putting the Atlanta the black mecca on the map and will open doors for many aspiring black actors. Im an avid supporter of Own shows and those phyne brothas on the Payne, I applaud him.

  2. What LGBTQ people though???
    What about in front of the screen?
    There was not one openly LGBTQ celebrity at his studio opening!
    Yes I’m proud of his accomplishments but he’s spewing pure BULLSHIT!!
    Y’all can fall for it, shout, grovel, speak in tongues, for this down low QUEEN but I’m not!

    1. Help me understand. Is LGBTQ the only word that you heard or was it the only one that mattered. He made mention that he employs members from the LGTQ community that doesn’t mean that he has to put them in the forefront of his business or projects. Are you possibly misunderstanding or misjudging him in some areas? I’ve watched quite of few of movies/shows and I’m sure that there have been many members from the LGBTQ community that have employed in front of the screen but chose not to make the preference public as it was not appropriate to the storyline. Tyler has every right not write, produce, direct or otherwise media that highlight the LGBTQ and doesn’t or shouldn’t subtract from any of his works or accomplishments or be considered to be “spewing pure BULLSHIT!” as a result. Everyone don’t find a need or importance on focusing the work and attention on the LGBTQ community. It’s just not that important. Also, do we know whether he invited any openly LGBTQ “celebrities” other than Don Lemon that didn’t appear because they may have felt like you that he is a “down low Queen”? Is there a possibility that some were there not featured? I’m not making excuses for him. I just like to properly evaluate situations before making assumptions.

      Furthermore, who cares even if he is a a “down low Queen” that between him and the one whom he is intimately involved. Why is there so much beauty in the ability to express your “gayness” or sexuality but lack that same beauty if one chooses not to make that information public. Sounds like a contradiction to me. Again by chance he is, he is a multi-millionaire “down low Queen” and yes he got there without having to proclaim anything about his sexuality (whatever woks!). I can’t say what his preference is because I’ve never been intimate with him but the truth is that he probably wouldn’t have not reached the same level of success. African Americans, who is his audience, as whole are not very opened minded people. As a matter of fact his success is based on as he mentioned in the interview “My audience and the African American stories I tell are specific to a certain audience and specific to a certain group of people that I know that I grew up with and we speak a language…” I can just about be certain that openly gay people prancing around in his neighborhood was few and far between. It was totally unacceptable. I applaud him for his work regardless of sexual preference.

      One of the greatest things about life is the freedom of choices. Despite popular belief, your sexuality doesn’t have to be on display for the whole world to see for one to “live in your truth”. After all, it is yours to handle it as you choose. Some people have lived over 2k years happily “in their truth” without having to be seen, march in the parade or wave some rainbow flag. For those who want to live out aloud, that your choice as well. Also before disrespecting possibly his and other’s choices. You should understand history. African Americans generally 40 and over were taught that sex and sexual preference is person and that your sexual preference is just that a preference and shouldn’t be your way of life. The same way millennials and younger wants to be respected for or while exercising their right to pride and live out loud also respect others who had a different upbringing, set of principles and choose to live their lives more discreetly.

      Back the article, CONGRATS Tyler!!! for your contribution to the arts and the employment of so many people including African Americans, members from the LGBTQ community (regardless to whether they are on or off screen) and many others. Also, kudos on plans to open a facility to help LGBTQ youth and those affected by human trafficking. It sounds like you are giving back, to me. #ijs

  3. Lol! The comment above had me tickled. So I saw a video of a tour of his studio and it’s literally bad ass. It’s bomb af that he has some of the productions and all that built their. Being that he is from my area, when is he gonna drag (pun intended) back this way.

    While I do side with commenter above me on the LGBT level, I can say that he worked his niche well & got the benefits.

    Now all we need to do is get some rainbow twirls in there. Also, isn’t Atlanta like one of the gayest Southern cities? I bet you anything he’d make more money from gays too.. Wishful thinking.

    1. Also, not to be too shady but Hollywood has its own thing and a specific formula. His movies aren’t really that good for mainstream audiences s(or entertaining) since he sticks to a closed niche so yes, they will ignore you. They are also about that dollar bill too and they need to reach as many people as possible.

      But at least he got his own studio

  4. I don’t get why he doesn’t start his own tv network, you know… make it a New BET? Honey that would be heaven. But that bet streaming service? No.

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