Winston Jerome Makes A Funny

The jokes write themselves,
as always…

In the latest issue of EBONY Magazine, Tyler Perry opens up about the three most impactful events in his life over the past few years. Oh, and he talks about a the slip up that almost made him a baby daddy. No, for real. Get the deets inside……

Tyler Perry covers the August 2011 “Black Wealth Issue” of EBONY where he reveals his definition of wealth saying,

“I’ve always been wealthy because I had a tremendous amount of love from my mother. She didn’t have much, but she gave me Jesus.”

Reflecting on his life, Tyler opened up about the 3 significant events in recent years that profoundly changed him. He said the first was that he turned 40 in September 2009. Then he lost his mother Willie Maxine Perry. And lastly, he
appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in December 2010 where he shared details about the sexual abuse he endured and the beatings/mental abuse by his father.

He added that he waited until his mother’s passing before revealing the abuse.

“When my mother took her last breath, I was able to take my first because I would not be a source of pain for her as long as she was alive,” he said. I didn’t know how liberating it would be to sit in the pain of the moment, feel it, allow myself to squeeze it as hard as I could then let it go”.

He also revealed that he is no longer angry at Spike Lee and will never be critical of him again.

“Because I saw his children and forgot that the man has kids,” he said. “I’m gonna be more respectful of him and his family”. “I believe Spike can do what he does and I can do what I do. We both have a voice and very different experiences in life. There’s room for more than one of us in every industry, and the moment we embrace that as a society, we can get past all this stuff”.

Then Tyler dropped a bomb and revealed in the issue that he almost became a baby daddy:

“Back in December” he began “when we thought we were having a kid, I got overwhelmed. “We” (the interviewer asked) Is there a woman in your life? “Yeah” he responded–smiling yet no elaborating. He says, “she is really, really special. It’s the longest relationship I’ve been in, largely because I don’t feel any kind of marry-me-now pressure from her”.

but this here:

Oh, and he talks about a the slip up that almost made him a baby daddy. No, for real.

had me:

I respect Tyler for how far he has come.
But realistically,
I need him to just focus on his movies and less on trying to convince us he pipes coochie.
The energy he spends defending his sexuality and Spike Lee’s criticisms,
he could be putting it into some quality work.


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4 thoughts on “Winston Jerome Makes A Funny”

  1. But he wouldn’t have to convince us if we weren’t so busy throwing shade right? Gays imo are just as detremental to themselves as the Black community is to ourselves. Everybody is gay until proven otherwise…Its a shame. Being a tall Black man automatically makes me a suspct to passing police cars, many of us would agree that’s fu*ked up, that’s wrong, yet here we make everyone suspects so to say with this he must be gay sh*t. A website posted photos of Michael Irvin on the cover of Out Magazine last night. I knew before even entering the thread what was to come. First three comments…Fag, that n*gga dumb for doing this, and bwahahahahaha…Wtf? However I can’t expect anything less. And what’s worst, just as with the Black community…we do this sh*t to ourselves. Let this man be I say. He aint bothering nobody so I won’t bother him. Yes were alloud to form an opinion, as have I…His movies suck! But when it comes to his private life…If he says he’s straight, then he’s straight. Anyone who would argue coming out of the closet is beneficial or it would help others or whatever…Is lying. It doesn’t matter how many others you help if it cost you your job, your career or even your life…If Tyler is happy, which he seems to be, then why can’t we be happy for him? I know I am…and even still his work sux! I aint mad tho…glad that a Black man either gay or straight is changing the game…

  2. I don’t necessarily believe Tyler is straight, and at this point I don’t really care. He’s almost asexual to me…

    But I do take issue with the coonery he puts on display; though I guess if people didn’t like it, they wouldn’t support him. I wonder how much of that is due to Tyler or just the dearth of Black images on TV & film? He does have some positive images – and all of his stuff could be considered fairly family friendly (save Colored Girls & Precious). I just wish he would use those millions to support other Black directors/writers/etc, and leave the dress alone for a while…

  3. I like his movies. And I could care less about him in a dress, gay, bi, vers, whatever. Despite the corny jokes his movies does provide profound awareness to what is really going on in black families around the globe. He’s black, a filmmaker (my aspirations) and has made a name for himself…that alone gets my support.

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