Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Perez Says: Tyler Perry Does Good.

this story is courtesy of my favorite place :)

The Mouse will meet Madea when Tyler Perry brings 65 Pennsylvania children from a largely minority daycare center to the happiest place on earth after a swim club canceled pool privileges for the children.

In a widely reported story (we mentioned it too) some of the older white patrons at the swim club the children were attending made racist comments toward the group of primarily African American and Hispanic children. The swim club director, John Duesler, claimed that there were "safety and crowding" issues with the children's presence at the club, thus their contract to use the pool was canceled. (This was after he told a local TV show that the children changed "the complexion" and "atmosphere" of the club.)

How rude!

Not to fear, young ones. Though you won't get to swim in racist waters, you will get to ride Space Mountain and eat ice cream! When Tyler Perry heard this story, he genuinely felt bad for the kids so he decided to treat them all to a 3 day-2 night stay in the Florida resort- all expenses paid!

The writer, director, producer, actor says: "This made me so angry. This is awful, and for anyone that has grown up in the inner-city, you know that one small act of kindness can change your life…I want them to know that for every act of evil that a few people will throw at you, there are millions more who will do something kind for them. This is all about the kids."

Kudos to you, Tyler! We like to see actors give a little back every once and awhile.

kudos to tyler perry. This story made me sick, especially when watching one of the little boys crying while talking about it. sad face

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