Tyler Perry has denied that he is exploiting women’s suffering in his film. The filmmaker spoke on the accusation at the premiere for his latest film, A Fall From Grace. According to Page Six, Perry said that his exploration of women’s pain stems from his mother being abused by his father. “I’m always trying to send a message that you don’t have to deal with this s–t,” he said.
He added, “It’s not about making money off of a woman’s pain — it is about telling a story. And I wish that people, especially black women, would get off the fact of saying, ‘Oh, he’s making money off of black women.’”