An anti-Tyler Perry campaign comes in the form of a petition that was recently launched via Change.org to have all of his programs eradicated from Oprah Winfrey’s OWN network.
Spearheading the movement is one by the name of Eva Vega who writes:
For decades Oprah Winfrey has used her television show to educate, empower, and uplift people of all races to be better versions of themselves. OWN has committed to be an extension of this work.
Where it is clear that neither Oprah or Tyler Perry are experts on race and racism, they have also refused to utilize feedback from the conscious Black community and scholars on racism regarding the damage that Tyler Perry and his brand of entertainment perpetuate against the Black community.
Stop supporting racist stereotypes on OWN and remove Tyler Perry programming!
The organizer(s) of this appeal goes on to assert that Tyler Perry and his works are detrimental to the black community and should have no place on the OWN network. They end their statement by encouraging supporters to “help uplift women of all races” by signing said petition.
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