Tyler Perry and his rise to prominence is, without a doubt, a true story of grit, determination and deserved success. But after sharing via social media that he handles all of is own scriptwriting, fans are haven’t been too kind in some of their responses.
Perry, 50, took to social media and showed via video a stack off scripts he’s been working on throughout the past year.
“So I don’t know if you know this but all shows on television have a writer’s room and most of the time they’re 10 people, 12, whatever, that write on these television shows, right?. Well, I have no writer’s room. Nobody writes any of my work. I write it all. Why am I telling you this? I wrote all these scripts, by myself, in 2019? What’s my point? Work ethic,” Perry said in the half-minute clip with the camera squarely focused on his output.
Almost immediately, fans on Twitter both praised and put down the post, with some pointing to the fact that he can and should hire Black writers to go along with his empowerment theme that has defined his own career arc. Again, out of fairness, both sides of the debate made their points heard and it looks like Twiter is split down the middle on this one.
In 2019, Perry entered a joint venture deal with BET+ and has already put out two shows on the network, Sistas and The Oval Office, both of which were featured in his video. In 2020, Perry will bring the shows Ruthless and Bruh to the network, along with the film A Fall From Grace, and also an acting role in Those Who Wish Me Dead, a film he did not write or direct.
In case if anyone is wondering if Perry is bothered by the slander, the tweet below should answer that question.
Check out the reactions to Tyler Perry’s announcement below.
The dragging of Tyler Perry and his “work ethic” has entered day 3, longer than any of them scripts took.— Dionne Warwick’s Virgina Slims (@Danez_Smif) January 7, 2020
Tyler Perry was so mad at this he called TBS and threatened to take his shows off their network. They only showed this episode twice, and never again after that. https://t.co/AVAIf6Fo2J— Brian (@_ValTown_) January 7, 2020
Tyler Perry literally tainted his whole career 😭— F® (@fauxfresh) January 7, 2020
This nigga could make the first successful black superhero film series
And all ima remember is him dropping 3 movies bacc to bacc about dark skin niggas beating they wives up and hating Jesus 😭😭😭
Niggas mad at Tyler Perry for writing his own raps that’s crazy.— CHASE. (@ChaseNCashe) January 7, 2020
I bet Tyler Perry inner dialogue be Madea’s voice when he mad or feeling messy.— k. kringle 🤶🏾 (@she_knws) January 7, 2020
As much as I’ve laughed at Tyler Perry’s work over the years, I hope he begins to use Black men’s experiences as inspiration rather than Black women’s. He has told his mother’s story long enough.— Ashleigh D. Jay (@ashleighdjay) January 7, 2020
i think a lot about how tyler perry's camera kept scanning past script after script after script until finally the scripts went BRUH pic.twitter.com/qWbZGLHOFv— Al Shipley (@alshipley) January 7, 2020
Tyler Perry started from the ground up. If you are so sure that you have ideas better than what he's working with, go make a movie.— Gene Grey (@EuginhoCortez) January 7, 2020
Or at least prove it with a YouTube video that gets millions of views so there's some proof of concept.
But scolding Tyler Perry is lunacy..
yall in october:— dez (@stoneyydope_24) January 7, 2020
😻😻😻😻we love tyler perryyyyyy yayyyyy 😻😻😻😻😻 look at all the black celebrities at his studiossssss 😻😻😻😻😻
tyler perry writes all his shows and makes the same movies ew we hate him 🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢🤢
I’m seeing a lot of hate on the timeline because Tyler Perry said he wrote his own scripts. Is this how you felt when you were praising him for opening up his own studio as well?— Toussaint James (@ToussJames) January 7, 2020
Tyler Perry uploading a clip to tell us most writers rooms have 10-12 writers and he wrote over what looking like thousands of hours of television, all by himself...as if we couldn’t tell😂😂😂😂😂— a princess diana stan account (@seabethree) January 6, 2020
Tyler Perry adding domestic abuse to his storylines https://t.co/b21iJz211X— emotionally intelligent papi 🇯🇲🇦🇮 (@julianakilrose) January 6, 2020