Fans Petition Oprah to Have Tyler Perry Kicked Off OWN

Oprah fans called Tyler Perry's work "malt liquor" for the community

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Fans of Oprah and opponents of Tyler Perry have formed a Change.org petition calling on Oprah to drop Tyler Perry’s shows from the network, despite their high ratings performance.

“For decades Oprah Winfrey has used her television show to educate, empower, and uplift people of all races to be better versions of themselves. OWN has committed to be an extension of this work,” the petition reads.

Perry’s soap opera The Haves and The Have Nots debuted earning 1.77 million viewers in its first hour and the second hour drawing 1.8 million viewers — the highest-rated debut in OWN network history. His comedy show Love Thy Neighbor followed with the second highest debut in the channel’s history, with 1.8 million viewers.

 

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  • Gary Orlando Mason

    Never have been a Tyler Perry fan, though I do respect his work.

  • Kymmi Iamwhoiam Queen

    i still don’t understand why they want him gone article was not clear to me it cant be because of his religious belief ive been watching i live in chicago and have been watching tyler perrys plays since they first came on the scene and this men is nothing but humble ppl kill me this men one up’d paps by telling his faults in past in black and white there is no secrets SO PLEASE TELL ME WHAT HAS CHANGED TO MAKE HIM UNFIT ? HE HASN’T BEAT A WOMEN LIKE CHRIS BROWN WHO STILL IS ALL OVER EVERYWHERE HE AIN’T GLORIFYING HALF DRESSED OR IGNORANT SEXIST OR RACIST THINGS ….so confused