Film director Tyler Perry is making waves in the wake of his speech at this year’s Academy Awards decrying hatred — including hatred of police officers.
And some leftists are fuming bigly about it.
What are the details?
In his acceptance speech Sunday for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Perry shared with the audience that his mother taught him to “refuse hate” and to “refuse blanket judgment.”
“And in this time, with all of the internet and social media and algorithms and everything that wants us to think a certain way, the 24-hour news cycle, it is my hope that all of us would teach our kids, and I want to remember: Just refuse hate. Don’t hate anybody,” he said.
Perry continued: “I refuse to hate someone because they are Mexican, or because they are black or white or [LGBTQ]. I refuse to hate someone because they are a police officer. I refuse to hate someone because they are Asian. I would hope we would refuse hate.”
He added that he’s dedicating his award to “anyone who wants to stand in the middle. No matter what’s around the walls, stand in the middle. Because that’s where healing happens, that’s where conversation happens, that’s where change happens. It happens in the middle.”
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As you might guess, more than a few leftists who caught wind of Perry’s words took issue with him including police among the groups of people he refuses to hate — particularly given the social climate following deaths of black men at the hands of police in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center, Minnesota.
“Yikes really just slipped that cop propaganda in and thought no one would notice,” one commenter said.”I loved the speech,” another user noted. “Until he mentioned not hating cops. F*** cops.” “Hey dips**t,” another commenter told Perry. “No one chooses to be Mexican, black, Asian, or LGBTQ. They are hated for absolutely no reason except for living.