Tyler Perry Says Diana Ross Is Avoiding Him, Other Celebs Who’ve Dissed Perry
In the fall of last year, media personality Touré caused a stir when he referred to Perry’s films as “cinematic malt liquor.” “I feel like Tyler Perry’s films are bad for your brain,” he said during an appearance on CNN. “They promote a sort of victimhood: it is good and comfortable and okay to be a victim, especially in [the movie] For Colored Girls, [featuring women] who are getting beat down by life in various ways and then at the end, they hug. They make no material change. They don’t get rid of the villains in their life. They don’t make attempts to move upward. They just hug. It’s victim adult videos. I don’t think it’s positive to tell black people it’s okay to be victims,” he added.