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Is Tyler Perry Perpetuating What they Call 'TRAUMA PORN' in their Films



Tyler Perry is no stranger to controversy, and his latest movie has once again sparked heated debates among audiences. Many people are criticizing Perry, along with other producers like Oprah Winfrey, for perpetuating what they call "trauma porn" in their films. They argue that these movies exploit Black pain and suffering for entertainment, and that they do more harm than good by reinforcing negative stereotypes.


While I can understand where these critics are coming from, I also think it's important to consider another perspective. As a child, my favorite cartoon character was Popeye. In every episode, Popeye would face a challenge and overcome it by eating a can of spinach. The outcome was always predictable, but I still enjoyed watching it. Just like Popeye, many people enjoy watching movies that follow a similar formula, where the protagonist faces adversity and ultimately triumphs.



It's not fair to judge people for what they choose to watch. Everyone has different tastes and preferences when it comes to entertainment. Some people enjoy watching lighthearted comedies, while others prefer more serious and dramatic films. Just because a movie deals with difficult subject matter doesn't mean it's automatically exploitative or harmful.


As for Tyler Perry's new movie, I haven't had a chance to watch it yet, so I can't speak to its specific content. However, I think it's important to approach these discussions with an open mind and consider all perspectives. Instead of dismissing certain types of movies as "trauma porn," we should engage in thoughtful conversations about the impact of media on society.



While I understand the concerns about producers like Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey pushing "trauma porn" onto Black audiences, I also believe that it's important to respect people's choices when it comes to entertainment. Just like Popeye and his spinach, sometimes we all need a little bit of drama and conflict in our lives to keep things interesting. So, let's not be too quick to judge and instead, let's have a good laugh and enjoy the show.

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