It's the sound bite that very few people noticed as an agitated Tyler Perry spoke with reporters on the red carpet of the 2011 NAACP Image Awards. Our friends at No More Down Low TV caught up with the media mogul to gauge his reaction to black America's fascination with black men in drag on screen and the subsequent criticism aimed at his gun-toting character Mabel 'Madea' Simmons.
"Why are black people complaining about what other comedians are doing?", said Perry. "It's a comedic moment...people need to just chill...let that shit go!", he added.
A very different tone than we're used to hearing from the devoutly religious 40-something bachelor who was accompanied by a "guest" to the awards ceremony.
Tyler Perry's latest film Madea's Big Happy Family hits theaters on April 22 and judging from the trailer it's more of the same recycled mess we're used to seeing from Perry. But we should all run out and see it because he's the only person hiring black actors, right? I agree with No More Down Low TV host Janora McDuffie when she says despite the criticism Perry will be laughing all the way to the bank. And let me add at the expense of black and gay people.
Watch the clip below: