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Tyler Perry Movies: Are They Helping Or Hurting The Black Community?

Sep 14, 2012 | Updated Sep 14, 2012

Yesterday, we celebrated Tyler Perry's birthday with a round up of his highest grossing films. Although each of Tyler Perry's movies generate millions and millions of dollars in the box office, many of you are still not convinced we should be celebrating his success. Tyler Perry and his unique take on the Black community leaves many of you cold. So we decided to turn to you for your take on our complicated relationship with Tyler Perry movies. Here's what we asked:

Below, we've rounded up some of the great responses our Twitter family shared with us. There are many things that we, as a community, can't seem to find a consensus on. Tyler Perry is one of them. Go ahead and flip through some of these responses and leave your own below in the comments.

Also, we have a special question for you, that was sparked from this conversation. You can scroll down below the slideshow to find it.

Is Tyler Perry Bad For Black People?

Before you go and comment, take a moment to consider this. A lot of your disappointment in Tyler Perry films and black media in general of late forced us to ask, "What else is out there, and how can we find it?" That question led us to ask this:

What do you think? Would you be interested in joining? Take our poll!

If you are interested, feel free to leave your movie recommendations below (along with your thoughts on Tyler Perry) and keep this in mind:

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