There were the “#OscarsSoWhite” protest and the complaints over the years that the Academy Awards’ lack diversity is a problem in Hollywood. Entertainers have spoken openly about how they believe the Academy has snubbed actors, filmmakers, and movies considered to be ” color,” but if you ask Tyler Perry about the controversy, he’ll let you know that he doesn’t want any part it as he minds his business in the ATL.
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The studio head caught up with CBS This Morning last week to chat about his recently released Netflix thriller A Fall From Grace., but when questioned about the Oscars, he didn’t care to get involved.
“,” he said. “But I don’t have an opinion it either way. Whereas I said before, build your own table so that you don’t have to keep asking someone to sit at theirs. I think that the Academy has tried to invite more people color into the voting process.”
With his hands up in the air as a sign retreat, Perry added, “. I don’t even want to focus on it. God bless ’em. I wanna let it go and I want to encourage everybody else to be owners, entrepreneurs that take the bull by the horns, become more producers, writers, and direct themselves.” Check out his clip below.