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“Permed Up” Al Sharpton is at it again, talking that yang. This time, it’s about people that aren’t Tyler Perry fans.

Al Sharpton honored Tyler Perry at his National Action Network event and he went off on people that criticize Perry’s work. He called Black detractors “proper negroes”. He went on:

“This man never apologized for who we were…The ultimate pride is where you don’t have to bend and adjust for others to accept you. … He didn’t go mainstream, he brought mainstream to us.”

And Perry gave his speech after accepting the award while also acknowledging the haters.

“When you start out and you’re doing things and you’re trying to do the right things, and you find these attacks happening, and you try and figure out, ‘How do you handle this? How do you deal with this? How do you go there?’ So to have someone like you who has done all that you have done … and have inspired and encouraged and fought for so many people, to stand here and to give me this award, this is really, really awesome…”

“I stayed with who we are, and what I wish I could get us to understand as a people is that instead of getting your education and running from us, you need to ground and root yourself in who we are. Every other culture in this country knows the value of us as black people but we don’t know it ourselves,”

“Somebody said to me about the ‘House of Payne,’ ‘Why do you have fat black people on television?’ Because there are fat black people in the world. It’s not a stereotype. This is who we are, we need to stop running from our parents and our grandparents and our uncles, we need to stop running from them and embrace them.”

“I have the ear of the people, and I would be a fool to walk away from the gift that God has given me because somebody out there, a few people out there, have a problem with it,”

Well then. Take that, haters. Of course, Tyler Perry donated $200,000 to Sharpton’s organization. We’re sure that didn’t have anything to do with Al giving the ringing endorsement.


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