It’s official. Tyler Perry is sick and tired of Spike Lee.
Perry and Lee are both phenomenal movie producers. Each with their own individual styles and views. Dr. Cornel West once compared the two, stating that “Spike Lee is great… Tyler Perry is good” but that comparison was subjective in my opinion.
While both men are successful in their own right, Spike has continued to blast Perry on the “buffoonish” nature of his central characters, like Madea and Mr. Brown.
Perry already told the haters to “let that sh*t go” a while ago, but he’s now totally OVER it and has officially told Spike Lee where to go…
I’m so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee. Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me, I am sick of him saying, ‘This is a coon; this is a buffoon.’ I am sick of him talking about black people going to see movies.
This is what he said: ‘You vote by what you see,’ as if black people don’t know what they want to see.
I am sick of him — he talked about Whoopi, he talked about Oprah, he talked about me, he talked about Clint Eastwood. Spike needs to shut the hell up! I’ve never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say, ‘This is a stereotype.’
I’ve never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos, I’ve never seen Jewish people complaining about Mrs. Doubtfire or Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie. I never saw it. It’s always black people, and this is something that I cannot undo. … We don’t have to worry about anybody else trying to destroy us and take shots because we do it to ourselves.
It’s attitudes like [Lee’s] that make Hollywood think that these people [characters like Madea who are based on real-life members of his own family] do not exist, and that’s why there’s no material speaking to them. (source)
Take dat… take dat… *diddy voice*
Spotted at C&D