Tyler Perry is a actor, writer, producer, and director of stage plays, movies and T.V shows, he is also a African American. His character Madea has made many people laugh and excited to go to the shows and see what she is going to do next. Although many of his projects are made to make people laugh, and move their hearts, what is it really saying about race in America? Some can even argue there is and underlined stereotypical message about women in some of his work as well.
Is this what people think of me, that I am a mad Black women? Now there are stereotypes about what the majority of black people are like, some might say they are loud, ghetto, rude, bitter, obnoxious, illiterate and many more. I think the reason some people believe these things is because of bad a experiences they have had with a black person and instead of singling them out as being one ignorate person that they came apon, they group black people as a whole of acting this way. I for one do not think i match and of these stereotypes, I do know some people that has some of these qualities however I would not chalk that up to race, I would say they are a product of how they grew up and their family life. If i did not grow up in the place that I did with the people I did I might not be the same person.
If a person has not been exposed to people outside of their race and they watch alot of Perry's work they might beleive that this is truely what a black person might act like. Due to the fact that alot of his characters have taken on the sterotypical roles. I think a lump some of his films perpetuate racial sterotypes. I feel as though he can have some more movies and characters that send a different message, i also beleive that he can have different races in his movies and not solely african americans.
I am not saying that i do not enjoy Tyler Perry's films, i think that he is brilliant at what he does. He gives African Americans the chance to act in films that they might not have had the oppurtunity to do if he did not make the jobs for them. However i do think that he needs to rethink some of his characters and how they protray the african american culture.