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Tyler Perry Wants You To Know Why Kim Kardashian Is In The Marriage Counselor

Precious LA Premiere Oprah Tyler Perry 224x300 Tyler Perry Wants You To Know Why Kim Kardashian Is In The Marriage Counselor Tyler Perry has been under fire for casting Kim Kardashian in his latest film, The Marriage Counselor starring Jurnee Smolett and Lance Gross.  I am not sure why people are outraged that Kim Kardashian has a real job and real acting part, but they’re letting Tyler Perry have piece of their wrath. So in order to explain, or defend his decision, Tyler Perry sends you this message:

Hey guys,

I think many of you know that this is a very difficult time of year for me, so what I try to do is make sure that I’m working during this time. All I wanted to do was shoot a great film and try to keep my mind off the holiday grief that I have been experiencing for the past two years. I could not have imagined I’d be getting all these emails about Kim Kardashian. I HAVE SEEN THEM!! YOU HAVE BEEN HEARD!! …LOL. Now, may I say something? Can a brother get a word in?….LOL. Y’all gave me a new movie title, Tyler Perry’s “Diary of a Mad Black Woman Cause You Hired Kim Kardashian, Don’t Make Me Take Off My Earrings and Boycott Yo A**.”…LOL.  Some of my ladies are upset. Ok, all jokes aside, can I have my say? Will you at least here me out?

I was in a Mexican restaurant and the cutest little old woman stopped me and said, “I want to talk to you about KAR-DAT- CHA-NEM.” I said, “Ma’am?” She said, “What is wrong with you putting her in the lead role of your movie?” By the time I explained to her that she was not in the lead role and why I thought she should be in “The Marriage Counselor”, she said, “Oh, I see your point and I can’t wait to see the movie.” So, if you don’t mind, I’d like to share with you what I said to her then maybe you’ll see why I wanted her in the film.<!–more–>

This movie is about a young lady named Judith (Jurnee Smolett), who grew up in the countryside of Virginia in a trailer park. She was raised in the church by her mother Sarah (Ella Joyce). Judith married her childhood sweetheart Brice (Lance Gross) and had the perfect life until she graduated college and went to work in the big city.  After college, all she wanted to do was be a marriage counselor, but the only job she could find was working for a matchmaker named Janice (Vanessa Williams). Janice has several employees that work for her, including a woman named Ava (Kim Kardashian). Ava is constantly trying to influence Judith on everything from her shoes to her hair. Judith meets a man at work named Harley (Robbie Jones). Harley challenges everything in her life from her marriage to her husband to her faith. Meanwhile, Brice (Lance Gross), Judith’s husband works at a pharmacy owned by Mrs. Waco (Renee Taylor). Brice has just hired a coworker named Melinda (Brandy), who has some major demons that she is running from. In the end, the choices that both of these young women have made come crashing down on them and their lives will never be the same.  I wish I could tell you more, but I don’t want to ruin it for you.

After I finished writing this movie, I sat back and re-read it. Half way through my read, the gravity of what I had written hit me. I knew that this message was not only for my age group, but for all audiences, especially the youth.  ESPECIALLY THE YOUTH!!  YOUNG FOLKS NEED TO SEE THIS!!!   And not just the young people that follow me, but the young people that are following other young people, as well.  I wanted a younger cast, that’s why I put Jurnee in the lead and invited Lance Gross, Robbie Jones and Brandy.  About two months ago, long before I even heard about Kim’s marriage or divorce, I was trying to finish up the casting. I said to one of my producers, “who else is out there that young people are looking up to?” One of my producers showed me pictures that his daughter had taken of several hundred kids lined up around the corner to get into a Kardashian store. They wanted to meet Kim. I thought, what better person! She literally has millions of young people following her. I thought and still do think, that it would be very responsible of her to be a part of this film. To have the young people that look up to her, see her in a film that is about, what happens in life when you make the wrong choices. Whether you’re aware of it or not, to be honest with you I wasn’t, millions of young people adore her and are following her every move. If one of those young people see this film and find the strength to live a better life and not go through what these characters went through in this movie, then we have all done what I feel I’m being led to do here. I hope you understand. I really do!

And lastly, because I believe that my films speak from the inside out, why wouldn’t Kim Kardashian be invited into a film about Faith, Forgiveness and the healing power of God?  What is wrong with that??

I welcome your comments at http://www.tylerperry.com/talk.

Surely you want something other than sex tape, playmate, or reality star on Kim Kardashian’s resume.

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15 Comments

  1. LOL!! Tyler cracks me up sometimes….I know why folks were upset but since I don’t follow all things Kardashian I just figured if she auditioned for the role like everyone else then so be it….I never once thought she had the lead role, Tyler knows more than to do that.

    • @koko,

      I knew she didn’t have the lead role…lol. At least Tyler took the time to respond, I would have ignored y’all. lol

  2. Tyler you keep doing your thing. I will be out to see this film the first weekend as I always do. You are having a positive influence on a cousin, who has been a extra in this film, and for that I am grateful to you.

    • @Denise England,

      Congrats!

  3. Tyler, I understand your message behind every film,but I still think Kim should not be in this film. I do think that if you put her in this movie you know that she has a lot of followers, and you know that you stand to make a lot of money because Kim is a very controversial person. Kim should NOT be in this movie.

  4. Where is the RESPECT? Kim is not a respectable person. I would never want KIM as a role model for my daughter if I had a daughter. She exemplifies unladylike behavior. Sure everyone should be forgiven, only if they really repent. Kim will do anything to make money. Tyler, you know this. Why would you put your repetition on the line. We as African Americans look up to you as a ROLE model. As a strong black woman, my parents would have been ASHAMED of me if I had done a PORN tape, with someone expelling SEMEN all over me. Tyler this is just how DISGUSTING it would be put him to KIM in this movie. Your message to us would be, “It’s OKAY to do porn, our kids don’t mine, because we can always come back and say, we’re sorry.” Kim and Ray J knew better. They just didn’t GIVE A DAMN. You as a producer should not accept this behavior. There isn’t one producer in Hollywood that would present KIM in a movie. Why does it have to be YOU?

    • @Corliss,

      I think that’s the problem, it’s not about making a sex tape, it’s about using for the attention. It’s about media manipulation. Say one thing in public, and do something else in private.

  5. No offence i do not understand why people hate Kim Kardashian.Personaly i admire her for turning a bad situation(sex tape) into a business and a brand.People have a choice not to associate with her or her business.Its like people want to know her and hate knowing her.Kim had a sex tape with a man she was dating.Whats the big deal?Many couples do that.She did not do it with a a married man or a one night stand.People are hypocrits as am sure people who hate Kim have even bigger skeletons in their closets the difference between them and Kim is that she hides nothing.Kim is a good business woman she was humiliated when the sex tape came out but guess what she used that attention to create an ampire.Kim never said to people must like her and am sure you have every right and a choice again not to associate with Kim or the Kardashian Brand.Stop hating and go watch grass grow or go count cows or something.jeez

    • @,

      “A bad situation”…Kim is a good business woman, that I agree. But I don’t think the sex tape was a mishap, I think it was very intentional to get her name in the public. People have a right to turn away, but they also have a right to boycott.

  6. What message does a woman of her status illustrate? That woman is glorified for being trash, and I’m being nice by calling her trash!! She’s is not a role model she is a heartless person who is manipulative she has nothing to offer our young ppl. By putting her in this movie contradicts its purpose

    • @Natasha,

      Even if she doesn’t have a big part?

  7. I AM CONFUSED AS TO WHO THE HELL SAID ANYTHING ABOUT KIM KARDASHIAN BEING A ROLE MODEL. YES WE KNOW SHE FUCKED HER WAY TO THE SCENE. WE KNOW SHE IS ALL ABOUT MONEY, THAT MUCH IS OBVIOUS…THAT GIRL DOES NOT HAVE A LEAD ROLE IN THIS FILM….WHAT SHE COULD DO IS TAKE A LESSON FROM THE THIS FILM ON MARRIAGE AND WHAT IT TAKES TO MAINTAIN ONE. SO WHAT SHE IS IN THE MOVIE…LET’S JUST THANK GOD THAT SHE IS GOING TO KEEP HER CLOTHES ON. AND FOR ALL OF YOU THAT SAYS THAT SHE SHOULD NOT BE IN THE MOVIE, YA’LL HAVE YET TO GET A VALID REASON AS TO WHY SHE SHOULDN’T BE IN IT. ALL OF YA’LL ARE GOING TO GO SEE THE MOVIE ANYWAY SO JUST…….LET THE GIRL TRY TO ACT AND MOVE ON.

    • @BwarnedSheSassy,

      I just want to see her resume change, and see her add some credits to it

  8. i’m not supporting the movie. kim’s success is what’s wrong with this country. we reward bad not good. a young girl sees kim’s success and doesn’t want to study and work hatd because she can sleep with someone and make it. if we cut off the k

  9. Very informative blog.Really looking forward to read more. Much obliged.

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