Tyler Perry Speaks Out on Spike Lee’s Past Criticisms of ‘Madea’: I’ve ‘Heard It All’

Tyler Perry Speaks Out on Spike Lee’s Past Criticisms of ‘Madea’: I’ve ‘Heard It All’
Tyler Perry is speaking out on his “Madea” franchise critics, including Spike Lee.

While Perry and Lee have since settled their public debates over the merits of Perry’s past work, “Who’s Talking to Chris Wallace?” host Chris Wallace asked Perry about his initial response to Lee’s criticisms. The “Jazzman’s Blues” writer/director noted he’s “heard it all” before saying, “There’s a certain part of our society, especially Black people in the culture, that they look down on certain things within the culture” (via People).

“For me, I love the movies that I’ve done because they are the people that I grew up with that I represent,” Perry continued. “Like, my mother would take me in the projects with her on the weekends. She’d play cards with these women. Most of them didn’t have a 12th-grade education, but their stories and how
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