Can we all just get along? At a recent Beverly Hills press conference promoting his latest movie, “Madea’s Big Happy Family,” Tyler Perry went a little Madea when the matter of Spike Lee came up.
“I’m so sick of hearing about damn Spike Lee,” Perry said during the press conference, according to Box Office Magazine. “Spike can go straight to hell! You can print that. I am sick of him talking about me.”
Perry’s remarks were referencing Lee’s constant criticism of Perry’s work. “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!” Perry continued
“I’ve never seen Jewish people attack Seinfeld and say, ‘This is a stereotype,’ he said. “I’ve never seen Italian people attack The Sopranos, I’ve never seen Jewish people complaining about Mrs. Doubtfire or Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie.”
Perry also mentioned other black artists who have faced similar critiques. “Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois went through the exact same thing,” he said.
Whoosh! Spike done got Tyler all kinds of mad!