After news broke that Kardashian was cast in Perry’s new film “The Marriage Counselor”, fans took to the director/producer’s website to voice their disapproval. Some went as far as creating petitions to keep Kardashian from the film. EvenÂ Holly Robinson Peete stated earlier this week that many “blacktresses” are angry over Perry’s decision, believing there were better options.
But Perry has shot back with an open letter he posted late Wednesday night. He writes:
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 Iâ€™m working during this time. All I wanted to do was shoot a great film and try to keep my mind off the holidaygrief that I have been experiencing for the past two years. I could not have imagined Iâ€™d be getting all these emails about Kim Kardashian. I HAVE SEEN THEM!! YOU HAVE BEEN HEARD!! â€¦LOL. Now, may I say something? Can a brother get a word in?â€¦.LOL. Yâ€™all gave me a new movieÂ title, Tyler Perryâ€™s â€œDiary of a Mad Black Woman Cause You Hired Kim Kardashian, Donâ€™t Make Me Take Off My Earrings and Boycott Yo A**.â€â€¦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, â€œI want to talk to you about KAR-DAT- CHA-NEM.â€ I said, â€œMaâ€™am?â€ She said, â€œWhat is wrong with you putting her in the lead role of your movie?â€ By the time I explained to her that she was not in the lead role and why I thought she should be in â€œThe Marriage Counselorâ€, she said, â€œOh, I see your point and I canâ€™t wait to see the movie.â€ So, if you donâ€™t mind, Iâ€™d like to share with you what I said to her then maybe youâ€™ll see why I wanted her in the film.
He goes on to say: