Tyler Perry on Racism in Hollywood: ‘I’m Not the Person to Ask’
(BET) – Tyler Perry had to cross a lot of hurdles to get where he is today, but, according to the media mogul, racism is not one of them. Speaking with Ava DuVernay at the annual Produced By conference in Los Angeles, Perry says he’s “not the person to ask” about racism in Hollywood.
“I’m not the person to ask about racism in this town,” he said candidly. “I’ve never had to go through things others have to get things done.”
Perry has, however, faced issues of classism and just general hating on his style as a filmmaker. “There’s a certain class of people that I come from who know what I’m talking about, who get it,” he said. “There’s this other class who simply say, ‘What is this s**t?'”