Tyler Perry’s controversy has stirred debates again, and this time, it is gender bias and traditional roles that have come to the limelight because of his remarks in a podcast.
Tyler Perry is a quite popular name in the world of entertainment worldwide. He has been in a heated controversy for quite some time this year itself.
Regularly, his choice of words and willingness to say them despite knowing the consequences is what astonishes people the most.
This time, the controversy related to Tyler Perry has brought relationships and gender roles to a new light of aggressive discussions and debates as his claims and beliefs have surprised the world with their “rawness,” putting him in a gray light of popularity.
While Tyler Perry goes on making headlines, in this blog, we will discuss everything about Tyler Perry and the controversy he has brought himself into.
Tyler Perry’s Recent Controversy
Although Tyler Perry has been subject to many controversies himself in the past, the latest and boldest controversy related to himself these days is his opinion on the “relationship bill”.
Nowadays, equality, feminism, and patriarchy have become open grounds for interpretation by all, where each individual has their own take and definition of these.
Tyler Perry has also contributed his share in regards to splitting the bill when in a relationship. This controversy began in a recent podcast he has been a part of. Perry was found claiming that bills coming to households must be split between the couple, but it does not have to be a 50-50 share.
That was his idea of equality and justice because, according to Perry, Black Women are making more money now than men.
So if the man honors them and the house, she should go ahead with expenses while the man covers the lighter bill. His pointing towards black women specifically brought up a passionate debate in the light of the topic.
These claims by Tyler Perry divided the world into two parts for the controversy where one opposes him and the other comes to his side.
The ones who oppose Perry criticize him for asking women to settle instead of encouraging men to do better. He is also bashed for being a promoter of orthodox gender roles and stereotypes early in his career.
He always makes movies and shows about Black Women’s trauma, and now he speaks of perpetuating financial inequality in relationships, which made him an old hog who lacks knowledge and sense of the modern world and is non-empathetic to shared responsibility.
On the other hand, the supporters support him by understanding his point by claiming it to be his perspective towards relationship advocacy so that open communication and financial flexibility can be maturely handled and discussed in a relationship.
History Of Tyler Perry’s Controversies
Tyler Perry hasn’t been in controversies just recently but rather has had a rich history of controversies to his name.
Not too long ago, he was found in a controversial situation in 2021 of a special Oscar award for his role and activity in humanitarian work, which quite evidently frowned people’s beliefs in him.
Many had questioned the legacy of films and the impact of Tyler’s films on people. The constant differences with various directors he has had and much more were put to light during this controversy.
His aggressive side was also on the hunt when he fired his accounts team due to an IRS investigation raising many eyes on his ethics and business practices.
This hasn’t been enough because a feud between Terry and Mo’Nique in 2009 went down too badly, with many allegations from both sides making this battle a seriously gross and gruesome fight.
This happened when Mo’Nique won her Oscar for her role as a supporting actress in the film Precious, where she also accused Tyler Perry of blackballing her in the industry, for she refused to promote Perry’s movies in the industry and the market without any compensation as well.
On the other hand, Tyler has entirely refused to claim these allegations as true, which Mo’Nique continued to stir and stretch, bringing out a gruesome argument and battle between both that included loads of allegations and denials.
Even lately, Perry had been a part of a unique controversy covering his negotiation to buy the BET network, which ultimately fell for unknown reasons, bringing out the true value of the network Perry was to buy.
Still, Tyler Perry continued to show his interest in acquiring BET because he believed it was worth way more than the initial offering. While all of these have been controversies Tyler has been a part of till recently, his movies have been no good to the light as well.