Tyler Perry Defends Madea Character: ‘I Love the Movies That I’ve Done’
Tyler Perry accepts the Governors Award during the 72nd Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020 at 8:00 PM EDT/5:00 PM PDT on ABC. (Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images)

Tyler Perry sat down with Chris Wallace and they talked about Spike Lee’s comments toward Tyler.  Spike said Tyler’s Madea character is coonery buffoonery.

Tyler said to Chris, when someone says, you’re harkening back to a point in our life that we don’t want to talk about or we don’t want the world to see, you’re dismissing the stories of millions and millions of Black people and that’s why I think it’s been so successful because it resonates with a lot of us who know these women.

When you see a Madea movie or stage play, does it remind you of someone in your family? Which family member?

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