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Tyler Perry Swoops To The Defense Of His "Marriage Counselor" Star Kim Kardashian, Says She's Fit For The Role Due To Her Millions Of Followers

While Kim Kardashian is catching all types of criticism from fans, former fans, and those who never drank the Kardashian Kool-Aid, about her 72-day marriage and her seemingly fraudulent persona...she's finding solace in her boss, Tyler Perry.

 

Check out what the writer, director & producer of The Marriage Counselor had to say inside about folks protesting Kim's appearance in the film....

 

Tyler sent out this personal message late Wednesday night to respond to the folks who are boycotting him and starting & signing petitions against Kim K.'s appearance in The Marriage Counselor.  Petitions have circulated this week with thousands of signatures asking E! to remove the Kardashian family.  And similar petitions were created concerning her appearance in Tyler's upcoming movie. 

Folks have also started a grassroots boycott of Tyler if he continues on with her in the movie.  Even respected actresses like Holly Robinson Peete have chimed in that "blacktresses" are upset about Tyler's main role casting decision, regardless of the transparent decision to do so for publicity and money making purposes.

Kim's co-star Vanessa Williams also came to her defense Wednesday as they exchanged tweets:

@KimKardashian ..met her..worked with her..Always be willing to have an open ear & heart. Never judge,people!

@vwofficial You are so sweet Vanessa! love u for this! Game night for sure!

@KimKardashian thanks for following! Hope your event was great yesterday! My Greek christening was delicious & joyous. See you at gamenight!

So Tyler has now answered the critics and attempted to clear up what's really up with Kim's role, which he says is not a lead one.  Essentially she's playing herself--a chick who likes to play stylist to her friends. He also asks his fans the question of why it's so wrong to cast her when the film is about forgiveness and recognizing mistakes.  And he pushes that Kim is a great fit for the role since so may of our youth look up to her.  *eyebrows raised*  Here's his letter in full:

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.

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??

Making mockery of the serious concerns his fans have--whether they are wrong or right--by jokingly saying basic ish like Don’t Make Me Take Off My Earrings and Boycott Yo A** speaks volumes.  And the undertone (which actually undermines the valid points he does have) that we should be thankful to have a "role model" like Kim Kardashian for our young girls is irking me to no end, and is preventing me from making the effort to analyze the rest of this ish. 

So instead of me popping off at the mouth...hard...I'll let y'all speak on it....

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angel's picture

I think it comes down to

I think it comes down to money. Because I'm sure he has her locked in a contract and if he drops her fake, money wh*ring a** Tyler Perry will probably get sued and have to pay that mixed Persian sorry excuse for a woman more money than what he was even offering her, plus taking up his time etc. I would have used Khloe before I would even consider Kim K. for a movie role.
Anna J.'s picture

Is it just that some folks

Is it just that some folks want an excuse to bash Tyler Perry? All of Perry's movies have included a variety of black actresses. He has not merely reflected stereotypical images of black women in his films; his female characters are intelligent, witty, hard working and generally the backbone of the family. So what if he wants Kim Kardashian in a role in this film? The lead character is a black woman and there are other black women in the film. He does not at any point say that Kardashian should be a role model, he simply acknowledges that she is one for a lot of young people. He makes the point that Kardashian's celebrity may bring in young people to see the film who may have skipped it otherwise and that they may learn something. He proposes that Kardashian's role model status with young people be used to promote a positive examination of values by those who see the film. In addition, what's all the fuss about Kardashian? She's not the only celebrity whose fame owes more to life style than talent.
Reid's picture

I think some people are

I think some people are blinded by their anger. I think he is trying to be ambiguous as to what his personal feelings are toward her and he doesn't imply that we should be thankful for a role model like her at all. Instead I think his point is that whether we like it or not kids are going to follow her as he stated about the kids who wanted to meet her. So why not give these kids that follow her something positive to follow rather than what everybody thinks is this horrible Kim monster. By being in this movie the kids who will follow her regardless of whether she has her show on tv or not will instead see a side of her that they may not in real life and learn a lesson through the MOVIE not necessarily from her. Other than that I would just like to say that I don't care for her either but she is a human being just like your kids, parents, and family. God made her and all people are doing is making life miserable for her...fucking sad.
Anonymous's picture

This Kardashian chick is no

This Kardashian chick is no more a role model than those Basketball wives,Love and Hiphop or Real Housewives of Atlanta, in the future Tyler might as well put any one of them in his movie. Also black people defending that sleazy family know full well that if a black family tried to attain fame and wealth, by pullin a Kris Jenner black people would raise hell. So Tyler for your next movie I expect to see Nene,Shaunie, Jenn,Sheree,Chrissy in at least your next 5 movies, yeah they all got pasts just like Kimmy but, since your Christian and all about portraying forgiveness and redemption, you won't have a problem casting them right?
sportstalk23's picture

tyler, how in the hell did

tyler, how in the hell did you let fall out of your mouth she is a role model. to who the street walker of usa
gloria's picture

tyler, how in the hell did

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MamiRicccaaa's picture

THESE COMPLAINTS AGAINST KIM

THESE COMPLAINTS AGAINST KIM HAVE ZERO TO DO WITH FEELING SELF-RIGHTEOUS OR BEING BITTER. ALL AUDIENCES/CONSUMERS HAVE A RIGHT TO CRITICIZE OR PRAISE A PRODUCT. EVERY SINGLE ENTERTAINMENT VENTURE IS REVIEWED AND RATED. FORUMS HAVE FOREVER BEEN CREATED SO AUDIENCES CAN RATE PROJECTS AND DISCUSS THEM-AMAZON.COM AND IMDB ARE DESIGNED FOR CONSUMER RATINGS AND REVIEWS, CLEARLY THE INDUSTRY WANTS OUR INPUT. NIELSON RATINGS LIKE TO KNOW THE AUDIENCES OPINIONS. TV SHOWS AND COMMERCIALS GET PULLED/CANCELED BECAUSE THE AUDIENCE DOESN’T LIKE THEM. HOW MANY SUPERBOWL COMMERCIALS HAVE BEEN PULLED BECAUSE THE PUBLIC SAID "NO THANK YOU" REMEMBER THAT NIVEA AD WAS PULLED AND NIVEA EVEN APOLOGIZED, AND ISIAH WASHINGTON WAS FIRED FROM GREY'S ANATOMY, AND THAT T.I AKOO AD. CONSUMERS HAVE A RIGHT TO SAY "WE DON'T WANT THAT" HOLLYWOOD WILL FIRE AN ACTOR OR SHELF A PROJECT IF THE MASSES AREN'T SHOWING FAVOR TOWARDS IT (CIARA). HOLLYWOOD WAS SO WORRIED ABOUT THE AFFECT RYAN REYNOLDS BREAK-UP WITH SCARLETT-JO WOULD HAVE ON "GREEN-LANTERN" THAT THEY CUT HIM FROM THE MOVIE PREVIEWS. THE MASSES LOSS INTEREST IN TOM CRUISE AND WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM, PRODUCERS STOPPED CALLING HIM FOR EVERYTHING. AND CHARLIE SHEEN, JOHN MAYER, KANYE WEST, CHRIS BROWN, LINDSEY LOHAN ,TIGER WOODS ALL GOT FIRED OR LOST MEDIA ATTENTION WHEN THE PUBLIC STOPPED LIKING THEM SO WHY IS IT THAT CONSUMERS CAN SAY NO THANKS YOU TO EVERYTHING ELSE BUT KIM KARDASHIAN IS OFF LIMITS. SAY NO TO CHRIS BROWN PERFORMING, NO TO JUSTIN BEIBER GETTING A BET AWARD, NO TO PARIS HILTON AND NICOLE RICHIE-BUT KIM K. IS ALL GOOD. PARIS SECOND SHOW GOT CANCELED, MEDIA IS MEAN TO HER AND SHE'S THE SAME AS KIM. WTH
Anonymous's picture

Your comments were sooo dead

Your comments were sooo dead on. How intelligent you are. But remember that MONEY still rules. i'm writing this while E! has a huge 4-wall banner ad running on THEYBF.com's home page. I'm just so sick of them, that's WHY i won't be seeing the movie. Sorry Jurnee and Lance, I guess Tyler Perry does control the BLACK MOVIE market like we thought he did.
Anonymous's picture

So, is Kim going to be a

So, is Kim going to be a decent person for once and protect Tyler Perry by backing out of the movie and giving him a easy way out of this backlash. Doubt it. Multiple websites reaching 400 comments to discuss her has probably brought a smile to her hard to smile surgical face. If she stays in the movies and doesn't suggest her scenes be done over by someone else it will further prove how selfish and fame-whore she is. Kim has money to spare, donate it to Tyler re-filming the scenes she was in, don't destroy his reputation. There's over 130,000 signatures on the no more kardashian petition and 2000 complaints on the blogs. Just leave the movie, being in it is not that serious, why is Tyler acting like Kim is the key feature in a civil rights movement.
Anonymous's picture

Wow, is today "wear our

Wow, is today "wear our self-righteous hat" day? I feel like this crowd wishes they could stamp a Scarlet A on Kim's forehead and exile her from society. I wonder how much envy is at work here.
Erica's picture

The African American

The African American community has a "collective intelligence"? (Snicker) Coulda fooled me :)
Anonymous's picture

Calling Kimmy Cakes a whore?

Calling Kimmy Cakes a whore? Where's all the outrage about whores on all the VH1 reality shows? They are actually being viewed as a representation of black women and are perpetuating horrible stereotypes. Kim has issues, sure, but who dosen't. Furthermore, no one sees her as a spokesperson for the black woman. White America watches VH1 and thinks they have the modern black woman all figured out. People need to relax. There are many causes worth marching for. Casting Kim K in a Tyler Perry film isn't one. I wonder how many of the angry posters are unemployed, frustrated black actresses. Your time will come ladies.
Brat's picture

Keep it real, some of you

Keep it real, some of you dark skinned black women are still mad that the lead role is a red bone. If I were you, I'd be mad that the media played you like that. All the media outlets, YBF included, promoted this movie with Kim Kardashian in the headline, making you hate the movie before you knew if you'd like it or not. lol. You had to hear from Tyler all the other actors you like who will be in the movie. But now you already hate the movie because it kept being associated with Kim K, so you intend to make the whole cast suffer by not going to see it. stupid. Ya'll just said fuck Jurnee Smollett, Lance Gross, Brandy, Ella Joyce, Robbie ones, Vanessa Williams, and anybody else in the movie, black or otherwise, lol,....all because Kim K is playing somebody's girlfriend in the movie. LOL. Ya'll know yo dumb as hell (in Medea's voice). Why make a majority black cast suffer because of one person. No one person should have all that much power! (In Deray Davis's Power Play voice). Seems like this one person, Kim K, is putting the whole black community in an uproar because first she took ya man, now she taking ya movies. LOL, just stupid. Tyler Perry is not worried about what black folks or anyone else thinks about his choices. He answers to God, only, as we all do. He has all the reason in the world to believe that God is for him though the whole world might be against him, especially since he has gone from being homeless to becoming one of the most lucrative people in show business, all in the name of God/drawing people through humor and scripture. He has made so much money off the black community and the mediocre side of the Christian community already that he has no reason to do what they want him to do, or what they think he should be doing. He also knows that most black people (the main ones upset with his K.K. choice , rather it's because she's not black or because of her public promiscuity) buy his movies on bootleg or watch it on the computer anyway. So he could really care less what they think he should be doing. Common sense tells him to keep doing him, not what broke complaining spirits think he should be doing. More importantly, I would encourage all the so called "Christians" who are so disgusted with KK and his choice in casting her for his movie to remember what Jesus said to everyone who was judging and ready to stone the adulterer in the Bible; "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone." If you are not without sin, where do you get off hating/judging someone so much for their sin? Oh, how easily we forget the sins we commit. God does not categorize sin, all sinners are in the same boat. There's only one sin for which there is no forgiveness, and that's cursing the Holy Spirit/calling God a liar by not believing on His Son. The same measure you use to judge someone will be the same measure used to judge you, and the same with forgiveness. Forgive others, like he forgave you. Forgive others so that you're Father in heaven may forgive you. In order to receive forgiveness, you must be willing to give it. Maybe Tyler Perry is using KK as an example, trying to show the low self esteemed whores in the black community and whores everywhere that God is a merciful God, that he is a forgiving God who's love endures forever, that though you might have done some things in your life that you're not proud of - you don't have to mope around in guilt expecting the worse. You can lift your head up and look to the goodness of God and still expect great things to happen in your life, still expect big opportunities to come your way, still expect to be at the right place at the right time, rather than give up hope because you made some bad choices. Tyler isn't doing anything God didn't foresee and approve. The book of Romans tells us that all the powers that be are established by God, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Maybe Tyler is trying to give promiscuous women (bimbos) hope by choosing KK in his movie. When did the black community become so Holy and without sin? Whores, Strippers, Prostitutes, Groupies, Drug Addicts, Baby Momma's, etc are all up and through the black community. But again, God does not categorize sin. If you've broke one of the laws you've broke them all, so where do you get off judging someone else? Have you escaped the wrath of God? Does he love you more than the next? Will he forgive your sin yet hold grudges toward others? If anything, rather than hating on KK, black women need to take notice of how God can still use their washed up ran through behinds, too!!!! Tyler doesn't owe you anything. Keep it real, your real beef is with God. You can't understand for the life of you how the light complected race stay winning. seem like they born winning, like they wake up winning, meanwhile yo black nappy headed ass.......be losing even when you're winning. Take that up with God and leave Tyler, KK, and the rest of the cast out of it. Where were all you when you found out he was using Terrell Carter's gay behind in his movies and plays? Did you let that pass because he was black? SMH - ....who can stand it? I tell you the truth, a lot of people who think they will be first will be last, and the people they think should be last will be first.
Yep, I said it's picture

you are the perfect example

you are the perfect example of a man putting the dark skin woman with the white or lighter skin woman. this not about that and your "SLAVE" mentality shows. tap dance on darky
gloria's picture

So what if avery one know you

So what if avery one know you are a dumb dumb.
De's picture

What the hell do dark skinned

What the hell do dark skinned women have to do with this? Every time there is a black and white issue, the black part of it is directed towards dark skinned women. Like we should hate ourselves because of the color of our skin. Your ignorant, self-hating, hypocritical, discriminatory comments need to be removed. In one instance you are preaching about God, the next you are cussing, and the next you are judging everybody under the sun. You don't know whether you are going or coming and your post is the proof. Dummy!!!
Anonymous's picture

You lost me at your first

You lost me at your first "dark skinned" comment/line. Grow up.
Anonymous's picture

AMEN! Say it! Ppl act so self

AMEN! Say it! Ppl act so self righteous sometimes. Ok, she has faults. WE ALL HAVE FAULTS AND MESS UP ONE MOOOOOREE THAN ONE OCCASSION!! The ONLY difference is that our faults arent publicized on television. Further more, I WILL be supporting ALL of the other black actors and actresses in the movie, shoot KK too for that matter. Because I wont let one person have that much control and other people shouldnt either!
Anonymous's picture

Check this out: Dear Tyler

Check this out: Dear Tyler Perry, I have never been concerned with gaining favor with celebrities or undeservedly denigrating one’s work. I have always prided myself on putting my community first, even when doing so has been unpopular and frankly unappreciated by members of that same community. So understand that my letter to you is on principle and premise…not personal animus. This comes not from someone who is a fan of “this” or “that” person, but a fan of the community of African-Americans. They come first in all I do. The problem I personally have with your letter, Mr. Perry, which offered insight into your decision-making process of casting Kim Kardashian, is that it seeks to weave a disingenuous narrative. You seem to suggest that the sum total story of redemption to be told in Tyler Perry's "The Marriage Counselor" holds more weight than the combination of its components. Untrue. The issue isn’t whether K.K. is appropriate or whether you, Mr. Perry, have the right to create as you see fit. Nobody is deluded here. Nothing is going to change from this letter, neither your mind nor your movie. Nevertheless, some things need to be said and placed on the record because the truth doesn’t change and isn’t subject to interpretation. Meaning, the issue I have is that your letter to your fans was an attempt to spin the casting of Kim Kardashian into some higher calling. That can not pass without a truth check. Again, this isn’t personal, just a matter of principle. Some people are angry with you because Kim Kardashian receives too much attention as a black man’s pin-up. Some are angry with you because she is not an actress, by any stretch of the imagination. Others are displeased that given your high profile movies, an African-American actress in the role means more to your core fan base - who made “Tyler Perry” a household name - than fans you may gain by crossing over and dipping into the Reality TV punch bowl. And let’s be honest: Many are disturbed that, given your kinda-sorta-Christian-themed message movies, you are further rewarding an individual whose original claim to fame was a sex tape. For all who criticize you on this issue, it is some of that. For some, it is all of that. Inevitably, the distaste for Kim Kardashian amongst many African-American women, your core fan base, is real, not imagined. Take considerable care in the underestimation of their angst and the strength of their collective memory. A common theme in all of your movies is the story of redemption. Even the worst of the worst are worthy of second chances. Agreed. But Mr. Perry, you can’t really argue telling the STORY of redemption through use of a promotion vehicle (Kardashian) who presently lives and thrives on irredeemable REAL LIFE behavior. I'd rather see a sermon lived out than hear one any day of the week. I’d rather see a sermon than one acted out on the silver screen. People who live their creed mean affect more lives than ones who act it out for a paycheck. If you want to truly reach the followers of K.K., seek to change K.K.; don’t ..... ..... give her a movie role and then claim you are doing your fans (and her fans) a quasi-Christian favor by doing so. I think we all understand the economics and business strategy here. There is no need to further convolute the issue. Truth check: Spiritual discernment still trumps spin and specious argumentation. K.K. wasn’t an actress who "made a mistake" and who now is being granted a second chance. It's a "mistake" to even characterize her as an actress. Her claim to fame IS the mistake. And here you are further rewarding it. Truth check. If your fans are angry with you, and they are, let’s be truthful and honest about the realities of their anger. Let's not minimize, trivialize or bastardize the nature of their grievances. It's not that they didn't "hear you out" or "jumped to conclusions." You’ve insulted their intelligence by suggesting their anger was misdirected or misinformed in the first place. Your company is yours to run as you see fit, your brand to build as you choose. Your success thus far is inarguable. None of the aforementioned ensure, though, that your judgment is infallible. Don’t glue chicken feathers on a chinchilla Saturday night and then try to sell it at KFC as part of a two-piece and biscuit Sunday morning. Don’t insult the collective intelligence of the African-American film community. You’ve now tied your brand to Kim Kardashian and must now carry all of the baggage that comes with her. The question is not - and was not ever - whether your loyal fans understood why you chose Kim Kardashian. The question is and continues to be whether you understood what it means to align yourself with Kim Kardashian. Respectfully, Morris W. O'Kelly
Anekan's picture

I applaud the writer of this

I applaud the writer of this letter and agree with everything written 100%. I love Tyler Perry and his movies and he's always had a diverse cast such as The Family That Preys, I just wish he would understand this isn't about KK or race-it's about her having never establishing herself as an actress and about the many legitimate actresses who could have benefited from a role in his movie. It's also about never biting the hand that feeds you, who made him famous and put him on the map?
Endoftheday's picture

i am sure there are millions

i am sure there are millions of black women actresses, struggling to find roles (those doing small shows across the us), those we haven't seen in years (regina hall) who are actual actresses and not reality tv stars who have gotten famous off of fucking ray j. it is very sad that in this day and age when blacks are still getting the short end of the stick when it comes to employment (33% of blacks in one commnity in north minneapolis are jobless) and blacks that are in the position to hire the most qualified DO NOT. No disrespect to Kim but she is not an actress and this is about acting, not race. No doubt that she is a beautiful woman but so are the millions of black women dying to work, who have real work and acting experiences. Not those who use baby voices and cutesy talk to get the things that they want.. C"mon Tyler. Come back to black and stop coonin for $$
Anonymous's picture

I dont know what all the big

I dont know what all the big fuss is about. Personally Kim is a beautiful woman. I may not agree with some of her actions, but hey, if people pay the little bit of money they don't have to be enterained by a man dressed n draged, and at the same time based their social and moral values on said chracter as gospel, then i will say, they have a much bigger psychological problem, then a pretty well known white lady playing a role in Mr. Perry's movie. And like Mr.Perry, how could one take them seriously..
Anonymous's picture

Tyler really needs to listen

Tyler really needs to listen to his fans and fellow Celeb friends who have expressed their concerns and distaste against Kim Hoedashian. We are the fans, the ones that will either make or break the film. I personally cannot stand the Hoedashian family or their so called values and morals because so far I haven't seen any at all (obviously because they don't have any), and I think all Kim has done is make a mockery of the constitution of Marriage and love, I along with a lot of other people think it is ridiculous to have a bad role model and sex tape whore playing a character in a film with so many respected and hard-working actors and actresses. I have never bought into the whole Kim K package deal and bullshit but i really think it is time for E to find another family or personality to promote and show on their network, they have had their 3 minutes of fame and i think most people are over them now and sick of their antics. Lets hope the whole Hoedashian clan go away for good.....How is a bed-hopping, money hungry hoe a good role model? I think my Perry has lost the plot and needs to stop also chasing the Dollar bill signs in front of his eyes because the only reason he is defending her is because he thinks all her fans will come to see the film...and that entail will make him a whole lot of money..come on now...if this is the best person he could find for the role then there is something really wrong....I can think of many deserving black actresses that can play the role sincerely and who actually have real talent. Please can we all stop giving them air time and our attention, life is too short to waste it on them. Nextttt
Anonymous's picture

YBF YOU NEED TO STFU!!!!

YBF YOU NEED TO STFU!!!! Tyler by no means was saying we should be grateful to have a role model in this film like Kim, that's not what he was saying. Now I understand better Why he casted her, wheter I agree or not. This is his film, his money, and he can do whatever he wants. YBF you can't even do a spell check and you wanna tRy throw your two cents in. PLEASE!!!!
SMARTLADY's picture

With all the opportunities

With all the opportunities that Kim has been afforded over the last several years despite lacking any real talent why does Tyler Perry feel he needs to extend a hand? This part could have gone to someone more deserving and certainly more qualified. Maybe he's just using her to get the numbers up. You know...the same was she used Kris Jeffries for her payday...only it BACKFIRED big time. What a PR disaster!
Anonymous's picture

I mean, Khloe!

I mean, Khloe!
Anonymous's picture

I'd rather see Kim Kardashian

I'd rather see Kim Kardashian in this movie than her slutty, nasty, potty mouth sister Khole....in that case, Tyler would have truly lowered his standards for the movie!
Anonymous's picture

KIM IS NOT A PORN STAR!! She

KIM IS NOT A PORN STAR!! She had sex with her boyfriend on type which HE so called LEAK after a bad breakup! SORRY AZZ! PEOPLE HATE KIM BECAUSE SHE LIKE BLACK MEN AND IS BEAUTIFUL! Do hate her for having a mother that can market! Kim make your money keywords: your money!!
MMB's picture

Pornstar Kim leaked the sex

Pornstar Kim leaked the sex tape herself because Ray J stated on a radio talk show that she had the tape not him. Pornstar Kim got paid for leaking the tape that is how she bought her first store. Ray J had more to loose if he had leaked the tape himself because at the time he was more relevant than she was. No one knew who she was. Pornstar Kim leaked the tape and right after pose for Playboy. She also got a publicist right after. She leaked the tape to become famous because didn't had any talent.
Big Nose Big Lips Tar Baby's picture

It doesn't bother me that Kim

It doesn't bother me that Kim Kardashian has a part in this movie, just kind of suprising...however, if Kim K. was set to be the lead character (Jurnees role), I wouldn't go see the movie. She hasn't proved herself to be worthy of a lead role yet. Jurnee, on the other hand, has several acting credits and is definately more seasoned, and worth paying to go see!
Anonymous's picture

Pages of comments about this

Pages of comments about this shit.... I love to see people apply this kinda of energy to putting pressure on their congressman & senator to get the jobs bill passed. Or unemployment benefits extended. Making sure they don't block this Health Care Bill in the Supreme Court. Making sure everybody you know is registered to vote. Or getting a petition started to fight voter suppression. I can't BELIEVE for the life of me that people are THIS up in arms about some shit that wil absolutely, have no bearing on their quality of life what so ever. You dont like the "K's" then don't watch 'em!
Anonymous's picture

AGREE!

AGREE!
Anonymous's picture

I am no Kim K fan but ya’ll

I am no Kim K fan but ya’ll talk about her like ya’ll don’t have skeletons yourself. If you don’t like her don’t watch her shows. She has a bit part and to boycott the film is a disservice to the other hard working talented actresses in the film. Ya'll all up in arms because you perceive her marriage to a sham, at least she got married. Brandy flat out lied to the public because she didn’t want to walk around with a big belly and no ring! Yes Kim's claim to fame was the tape she made but she has since taken her 15 min of fame and turned it into a positive by doing endorsements and starting her own businesses. If her only reason for being famous was the porn tape, then why isn’t Ray J a household name he did most of the work, why isn’t Montana Fishburn famous. The girls is a hustler and her family knows how to make money. Her mom had a problem with her bladder and instead of being insecure about it; she became the spokeswoman for the damn diaper. Kris K knows how to turn lemons into lemonade. You may not watch but people love being noisy, so she will get ratings regardless because people want to see what happened to make her file for divorce. I personally think she is boring by herself and her sisters are way more entertaining.
NYbabe's picture

You SAID that. Brandy FAKED a

You SAID that. Brandy FAKED a marriage, killed somebody and YOU NEVER hear an outcry to boycott her work. Cause ppl LIKE her. PERIOD. Not that she's lived an imperfect life, but because public perception about her is good.
Anonymous's picture

You need to check you facts.

You need to check you facts. Brandy suffered alot because of the fake marriage and death. She lost her job on America got talent. She was a judge on that show. Her album flopped and she couldn't get no acting jobs around that time. No one wanted to put her on TV. It has been 7 or 8 years now and she's gotten back on her feet. Pornstar Kim is not above anyone, she too must face the consequences of faking her marriage and collecting all that money.
Big Nose Big Lips Tar Baby's picture

People forget that Star Jones

People forget that Star Jones was fired from The View because she thought she was above everyone when she refused to disclose that she gotten gastric bypass for her weight loss. She was also attacked from the public for her outrageous fake wedding to that gay man Al Reynolds. If this can happen to Star it can happen to Pornstar Kim.
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In all seriousness, I think

In all seriousness, I think that "WE" as a society place celebrities on a higher level than really needed. Is Kim Kardashian not human? Does she not have emotion like everyone else? Does she not get paid to make a living like everyone else? My point is that she is trying to do all the same things we are trying to do which is survive and find out the purpose of why she is here. Along the way she is allowed to make mistakes. Not all the time may we get what she is doing and question why she decided to make certain decisions BUT she has the freedom to do them. I believe Tyler Perry is trying to make the movie as great as possible and by having a role model such as Kim being in the film speaks volumes. Give Mr. Perry credit where it is due. He has put Black women on the map with each and every one of his movies, I assure you guys that he knows what he doing. Speaking women to women we should respect each other and when one women is down help her to get right back up. Because honestly Kim Kardashian has NEVER slept with a married, lied, or engaged in some unruly vicious acts as so many other celebrites feel it necessary to do. so to the writer of this article and all the haters just remember IT'S YOUR LOSS BY NOT SEEING THE MOVIE, BECAUSE REGARDLESS OF YOUR OPINION MR.PERRY IS PUTTING OUT A GREAT MOVIE AND KIM IS GETTING PAID $$$
Anonymous's picture

Does Tyler have some sort of

Does Tyler have some sort of black spray on his head.
Anonymous's picture

AMAZED AT THE NEARLY 500

AMAZED AT THE NEARLY 500 COMMENTS WHOA! FIRST I LIVE IN MIAMI AND I DON'T SEE A LONG LINE OF KIDS GOING TO THE DASH STORE!.. OK...SECOND THIS IS A WAKE UP CALL FOR ALL WHO SEEK FAME AT WHAT COST? AT WHO'S COST. THIRD TYLER " IMMA TAKE MY EARINGS OFF AND WE DONT' WANT Kk IN THE MOVIE" WHATEVA YOU SAID SMH, HE SAID THAT LIKE ITS SOME HOOD BLACK WOMEN COMPLAINING, NO BLACK WHITE, YELLOW ASIAN PEOPLE... PEOPLE... ARE SENDING YOU EMAILS EDUCATED WHO ARE PISSED!WHY?, BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHATS HAPPENING AFTER THE SMOKE CLEARS PEOPLE ARE WONDERING WHY DO WE LIKE , SUPPORT, BASICALLY FEED AND MAKE THIS WOMAN RICH? THE PROBLEM TYLER IS HER LACK OF INTEGRITY, THAT'S WHY NOT SO LONG AGO YOU HAD TO HAVE TALENT AND GUDIANCE TO BE FAMOUS SO YOU KNEW WHAT TO DO WITH IT. AND SO THE WOOL OVER PEOPLE'S EYES ARE GONE SHE'S PRETTY ......AND.... BLANK STARE....WHY ARE WE IDOLIZING HER... AND SO PEOPLE SENDING YOU EMAILS IS A SIGN FOR YOU TO LOOK AT NOT TO LAUGH AT LOLOLOLLL!!!! AND YOU ARE ONE OF THE MAJOR POWER HOUSES IN HOLLYWOOD YOU HIRED HER FOR MARKETING PURPOSES BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO HAVE HIGHER RATINGS AT THE BOX OFFICE. WELL AS MADEA WOULD SAY WELL "HEELLLEER" PEOPLE ARE TELLING YOU THE RESULT YOU WANTED MAY BACK FIRE, JUST LIKE THE 72 HOUR MARRIAGE, SO YOUR PLAN HAS A LIL WRENCH IN IT! YOUR DEFENDING YOUR ORIGINAL REASON FOR WANTING HER WHICH IS "SHE'S LOVVED BY YOUNG PEOPLE,... AMERICA" "HELLER" OVERNIGHT THAT CHANGED. AND LASTLY TO ALL MY LOVELY BLACK ACTORS IN THE MOVIE (LANCE G. FINE ASS) ITS A SHAME THAT THIS MAY AFFECT YOUR SHINE CAUSE ONCE AGAIN THIS KK IS STEALING THE LIGHT. AND TO KIM K. SIGH BOW OUT GRACEFULLY, GIRL GOD'S WORKING ON YOU JUST LET IT HAPPEN
Anonymous's picture

Ok so let me get this

Ok so let me get this straight....he hired her in this film not for talent but for her ability to generate a younger audience?????? What happened to quality and not quantity? You would think he would hire a professional actress that would have no problem getting his message across to the masses. I mean am I missing something here? He wants to get the message to a younger crowd with the worst possible role model(for lack of a better term) there possibly is? I will not waist my $ on this film ....Tyler Perry and Kim KarTrashian can f$&k off!
Anonymous's picture

And so comes the moment that

And so comes the moment that stars such as Laurence Fishbourne, Spike Lee & Cornel West were warning us about. Tyler Perry is not out to bring the black perspective to movies, he's a modern day blaxspoitation film maker.
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Ditto!!! you summed it up

Ditto!!! you summed it up perfectly....the real insult is the fact that not only did he appear to want to garner sympathy (in reference to the time of the year = his mothers death may she rip), but to then go so far a to imply that this gold-digging, media whore is a "role model". He can't be serious! Black people in general and all oppressed people have grown tired of folks like KK, JLo etc, "pimping the ghetto" (just a term to express passion) and then getting on. She followed suit with that other trash of a train wreck Paris H. (who she was hanging out with btw when her tape "leaked"). She got schooled by the best and blew up! RJs mother was on the Wendy Williams show and so much a said KK actually worked for the family that's how her and RJ got together. There were also rumors that KK stole from the family. Their mother also said in so many words that she beleived KK leaked the tape herself. Guess what? this was on nat''l tv. Did KK sue for defamation of character. NO! why cause its true. Her and her pimp of a mama set up and planned the so-called career of the WAX figure!! She pimped her "booty" she loves black men and knows what to use to get the simple and shallow ones.. (which is fake btw, and if you beleive its her's i have some swamp land in Colorado for sale! fat does not show up on ultra-sounds btw and if they would lie and fake a wedding, why would she not lie about her behind?). Bottom line. TP is supposed to be a "christian" (small c on purpose). And to try and pimp and manipulate the Gospel to justify and play on the sympathy of beleivers by using the "she deserves a 2nd chance card". First of all, I don't remember Kim confessing to be a christian. Second. in order to be forgiving you have to acknowledge you did something wrong and then ASK for forgiveness. KK has shown no remorse except for the fact that her last sceme to garner ratings and fame has obviously backfired! So now she wants to run to the hood so to speak for refuge. NOT ON MY WATCH!! I will be boycotting this movie. I will not even buy it bootleg. Get ya mind right TP. We don't love you that much, IJS!
Eyezwideopen's picture

Ditto!!! you summed it up

Ditto!!! you summed it up perfectly....the real insult is the fact that not only did he appear to want to garner sympathy (in reference to the time of the year = his mothers death may she rip), but to then go so far a to imply that this gold-digging, media whore is a "role model". He can't be serious! Black people in general and all oppressed people have grown tired of folks like KK, JLo etc, "pimping the ghetto" (just a term to express passion) and then getting on. She followed suit with that other trash of a train wreck Paris H. (who she was hanging out with btw when her tape "leaked"). She got schooled by the best and blew up! RJs mother was on the Wendy Williams show and so much a said KK actually worked for the family that's how her and RJ got together. There were also rumors that KK stole from the family. Their mother also said in so many words that she beleived KK leaked the tape herself. Guess what? this was on nat''l tv. Did KK sue for defamation of character. NO! why cause its true. Her and her pimp of a mama set up and planned the so-called career of the WAX figure!! She pimped her "booty" she loves black men and knows what to use to get the simple and shallow ones.. (which is fake btw, and if you beleive its her's i have some swamp land in Colorado for sale! fat does not show up on ultra-sounds btw and if they would lie and fake a wedding, why would she not lie about her behind?). Bottom line. TP is supposed to be a "christian" (small c on purpose). And to try and pimp and manipulate the Gospel to justify and play on the sympathy of beleivers by using the "she deserves a 2nd chance card". First of all, I don't remember Kim confessing to be a christian. Second. in order to be forgiving you have to acknowledge you did something wrong and then ASK for forgiveness. KK has shown no remorse except for the fact that her last sceme to garner ratings and fame has obviously backfired! So now she wants to run to the hood so to speak for refuge. NOT ON MY WATCH!! I will be boycotting this movie. I will not even buy it bootleg. Get ya mind right TP. We don't love you that much, IJS!
Eyezwideopen's picture

Ditto!!! you summed it up

Ditto!!! you summed it up perfectly....the real insult is the fact that not only did he appear to want to garner sympathy (in reference to the time of the year = his mothers death may she rip), but to then go so far a to imply that this gold-digging, media whore is a "role model". He can't be serious! Black people in general and all oppressed people have grown tired of folks like KK, JLo etc, "pimping the ghetto" (just a term to express passion) and then getting on. She followed suit with that other trash of a train wreck Paris H. (who she was hanging out with btw when her tape "leaked"). She got schooled by the best and blew up! RJs mother was on the Wendy Williams show and so much a said KK actually worked for the family that's how her and RJ got together. There were also rumors that KK stole from the family. Their mother also said in so many words that she beleived KK leaked the tape herself. Guess what? this was on nat''l tv. Did KK sue for defamation of character. NO! why cause its true. Her and her pimp of a mama set up and planned the so-called career of the WAX figure!! She pimped her "booty" she loves black men and knows what to use to get the simple and shallow ones.. (which is fake btw, and if you beleive its her's i have some swamp land in Colorado for sale! fat does not show up on ultra-sounds btw and if they would lie and fake a wedding, why would she not lie about her behind?). Bottom line. TP is supposed to be a "christian" (small c on purpose). And to try and pimp and manipulate the Gospel to justify and play on the sympathy of beleivers by using the "she deserves a 2nd chance card". First of all, I don't remember Kim confessing to be a christian. Second. in order to be forgiving you have to acknowledge you did something wrong and then ASK for forgiveness. KK has shown no remorse except for the fact that her last sceme to garner ratings and fame has obviously backfired! So now she wants to run to the hood so to speak for refuge. NOT ON MY WATCH!! I will be boycotting this movie. I will not even buy it bootleg. Get ya mind right TP. We don't love you that much, IJS!
Eyezwideopen's picture

You must work for her camp. U

You must work for her camp. U salty for ppl having their own opinions. Yes she is a role model to these young girls that are having sex and getting pregnant at 14. She is a role model to these girls that feel like they have to be a sex famous whore in order to be successful. Its sad tgat she is a role model.if children had better role models they wouldn't be as messed up as they are now.
Anonymous's picture

2 attention whores. Tyler and

2 attention whores. Tyler and kim karTrashian.
Anonymous's picture

1. why is this even an

1. why is this even an issue? 2. why do so many people hate kim k? 3. Which one of you kim k's haters can actually name one thing that kim k has actually done to YOU to make you hate her? And as far as people being upset about Tyler Perry saying she's a role model believe it or not she is a role model to a lot of kids and if you don't like it how about you make a difference and take one of those kids under your wing and teach them otherwise. People make me sick complaining about stuff they can fix and judging people it's not your job to judge people. What has this girl done besides have sex with her boyfriend at the time and record it people do that everyday it's not her fault someone leaked it but because she's famous she's getting hell for it. And thats another thing people put celebrities on a high ass pedestal where they can't make mistakes they may be famous but they are human and I don't know if ya'll know this but humans do make mistakes smh yall should be ashamed of yourselfs.
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