That Tyler Perry reign just won’t let up and rightfully so. The filmmaker is continuing his highly successful them of family, faith, and forgiveness in his newest show Too Close to Home.
He talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about the criticism he’s received from writing TLC’s first-ever scripted series with an all-white cast.
“I’m so sick of folks asking me why I have a show full of white folks. Nobody asked Norman Lear why he wrote for black people all those years. People are people. I’m writing a story about a girl that comes from a trailer park and whose family has a lot of dysfunction. That can happen whether your’re black or white,” Perry said.
The eight part series premieres August 22 on TLC at 9p EST.
Click the link above to hear the entire interview.
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