A heated debate has ensued on the Nigerian Twittersphere in the wake of the release of the official trailer of ‘A Fall From Grace’, a movie by Tyler Perry, American actor and filmmaker.
The forthcoming thriller had its trailer released on Netflix, American streaming giant, days ahead of its premiere on January 17.
The film follows the story of Grace Waters (Crystal Fox) — a woman who decided to give love another try after being disheartened over her ex-husband’s affair.
Grace learns the horrible secrets about her new husband (Mehcad Brooks) but her vulnerable side turns violent with her ending up in jail for alleged murder and fraud.
Just like his other movies (especially ‘Acrimony’), the latest instalment has gotten people talking on social media platforms especially Twitter as it currently sits high on the trends list.
While a segment of users accused the movie director of being obsessed with depicting the trauma black women suffer from men in his movies others argued he is exposing real-life issues black women can relate with.
“Tyler Perry made a Netflix debut showcasing once again from the perspective of the woman how twisted men make monsters of women and those whose impact is yet to be felt in their family let alone globally, suddenly have an issue,” Segun Awosanya said.
“Tyler Perry refuses to produce a show that doesn’t involve the emotional abuse, torture, and beating of the downtrodden black women,” a Twitter user said.
“What if Tyler Perry just loves to tell a black woman’s story instead of thinking he’s obsessed with seeing black women battered and abused with the plot(s) of his movies,” another user said.
Here are some of the top reactions:
Tyler Perry refuses to produce a show that doesnt involve the emotional abuse, torture, and beating of the downtrodden black women https://t.co/RzFKCLhP1I
— Brown Skin Girl With Skin Like Pearls (@AnimeOtaku1723) January 3, 2020
When will Tyler Perry leave black women alone https://t.co/O3gzOwdwau
— Paula Akpan (@paulaakpan) January 3, 2020
Tyler Perry has literally went from sleeping in his car BROKE to having a net worth of 600 million, opening a huge studio in Atlanta to EMPLOY aspiring BLACK actresses and actors so put some respect on HIS name 🤷🏻♂️ his movies tells the PAIN woman go through pic.twitter.com/9YTemRorxQ
— D R A C U L A 🧛🏻 (@welpimgay) January 3, 2020
What is wrong with Tyler Perry LMFAO how many times this one plotline https://t.co/1QUYSnCJG9
— Chun E (@LIBGyal) January 3, 2020
Tyler Perry has made this movie 80 times already. https://t.co/FvY6nvLg0f
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) January 3, 2020
What if Tyler Perry just loves to tell a black woman’s story instead of thinking he’s obsessed with seeing black women battered and abused with the plot(s) of his movies.
— Ediye (@iamOkon) January 3, 2020
I'm confused about "Tyler Perry is obsessed with black female trauma." Really? Is he? Or did he write a dramatic screenplay and cast his own in those roles? Here he is giving a black woman a lead role and y'all mad because she's going through drama in a drama. pic.twitter.com/rVUEp8e62l
— Mo (@mosobreezy) January 3, 2020
I keep wondering why people complain about the pattern of Tyler Perry’s movies.
He’s using his movies to hammer on what black women go through, how’s that wrong? Is it activism? Why are you complaining https://t.co/NmNtyMrKCZ
— Aisha 🌸 (@Sisi_tomi) January 3, 2020
Tyler Perry made a Netflix debut showcasing once again from the perspective of the woman how twisted men make monsters of women and those whose impact is yet to be felt in their family let alone globally, suddenly have an issue? 🤔 #FixSociety pic.twitter.com/osXuyOPTxU
— SEGA L'éveilleur®🚨 (@segalink) January 3, 2020
Tyler Perry: "Black women's lives are inherently ultra traumatic, dark skin men are the spawn of Satan, and here's movie 197 about it."
— An LGBT Man (@afromisandry) January 3, 2020
#TylerPerry is Tyler Perry really trending number one because all of you'll are complaining on your sofa's, unwilling to go make your own happy black women movies, based on all the happy black women you know? pic.twitter.com/3TNyfMrEro
— Anele khoza (@aneleamandaKay) January 3, 2020
Say what you will about Tyler Perry’s shows and films, but he has managed to become a self made multi-millionaire and the only black person to EVER outright own a film studio.
In an industry where so many brown folks can’t find work, he employs thousands of African Americans. pic.twitter.com/WMTQKbhLHj
— chris evans (@notcapnamerica) December 31, 2019
~ As a film maker, Tyler Perry knows his work, his style and he's not stopping anytime soon regardless of the backslash he gets concerning his consistent style of storytelling. Indeed, man is really creating and building his own TABLE! I STAN AGAIN! 👏👏
— director D. (@directordiji) January 3, 2020
It is true that Tyler Perry is DEFINITELY obsessed with Black women trauma. Every time he releases a movie it is always something like this.
— 💋 (@MJFinesseLover) January 3, 2020
Dunno y pple have this urge to drag Tyler Perry whenever he releases a movie.
I get that there r other aspects of black women's lives beside the cheating & manipulation they face from their spouses but this is what he relates to & is obviously good at.
Pls let the man breath 😅
— Adunni Achebe (@Adunni_Achebe) January 3, 2020
The Internet can not be predicted or satisfied.. Tyler Perry has done something for you all to watch and learn from, these are stuffs that happens daily, but all it takes is one dumb smurf to drag him, then the rest smurfs would follow just to be safe… Pathetic 🤦🏽♂️
— OneKYNguY🌚 (@Chiedochie_) January 3, 2020
Tyler Perry must have a fetish for seeing black women suffer. He MUST.
— Stephy (@StephanieYeboah) January 3, 2020
I've said this before. If you don't relate to Tyler Perry's stories jump and pass but he hasn't made money by mistake. There are people who relate to it. That's why he has a market.
— Daughter of Vivian (@taynement) January 3, 2020
If Tyler Perry had told the fairy tale you want him to, he would still get dragged for pushing a false narrative.
If you're not getting entertained, look away and find entertainment somewhere else…of course black women can be happy too.
In the end, it's his story.
— Arakunrin Enahoro (@Zoeinc_) January 3, 2020
What if Tyler Perry isn't obsessed with the suffering of BLACK WOMEN🤔…
What if he's obsessed with exposin' the ill-treatmentnt of BLACK QUEENS by BLACK MEN 🤔…
In my opinion he's exposin' how TRASHY men can be 😎!!!
— The Phoenix 💫 (@realnickjgood) January 3, 2020
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