Back in Oct. 2009, Todd Boyd, a professor of mine at USC and Tyler Perry’s fiercest critic, wrote:
[In] spite of the demeaning stereotypes and utter disregard for black humanity, TP’s dope has some people reluctant to criticize him. Many point to TP’s money and success and in turn use this to justify their support of his nefarious enterprise. No one is crazy enough to actually try and defend the garbage that he puts out, so praising his business success allows them to shift the focus away from the amateurish flicks that he makes.
Now read the New York Times’ non-judgmental review of Perry’s latest Madea movie.
Score one for Professor Boyd.
- Tyler Perry, Spike Lee and Negative Media Imagery (psychologytoday.com)