The filmmaker received major backlash on social media for choosing a mostly White cast in his upcoming TLC series Too Close To Home. But Perry has a different point of view these days than that of some people in the African-American community.
He said of the flak he’s been getting: “That’s totally reverse racism because it was coming from African-American people.” He continued, “I don’t know if it was because they thought I should only be giving jobs to black people. Well, I think that’s ridiculous. If you look at the hundreds of black people I’ve given jobs to and even the ones I’ve made millionaires, people of color, I just think it’s unfair.”
The series centers around a fictional President of the United States who gets involved in a political scandal. Perry cites his days of traveling the world while promoting the Madea movies for his new perspective on things, saying, “I’m just finding out more as I travel the country and world, the more I meet people, we’re all the same. We all got the same dramas. So I’m not seeing color as much as I did anymore in the sense of our stories. Our stories are so similar.”
Too Close To Home premieres January 4th on TLC. Will you be watching?
SOURCE: NY Daily News