Conservatives in large part tuned out this year’s Academy Awards. Forbes reported yesterday that “a mere 9.85 million viewers watched the ceremony, a 58% drop compared to 2020’s previous low of 23.6 million. A decade ago, the number of people tuning in was higher than 40 million, illustrating the extent to which the ceremony has fallen out of favor with the public.”
People don’t want to tune in to a program that spends four hours tearing down their way of life. We want to be entertained. Thus, it is likely that rational people did not see Tyler Perry’s acceptance speech for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. The humanitarian award is given to an “individual in the motion picture industry whose humanitarian efforts have brought credit to the industry.”
The Academy gave Tyler Perry the award for buying groceries for one thousand of his neighbors, supports a women’s shelter, and millions of dollars in jobs and healthcare help during the pandemic.
In the speech, Perry chose to stay away from the low blows and cheap shots against Americans that want to live a simple American dream. Instead, the entertainment mogul decided to urge those watching to refuse hate in all its forms.
“It is my hope,” Tyler Perry told the audience, “that all of us would teach our kids, and not only to remember, just refuse hate, don’t hate anybody. I refuse to hate someone because they are Mexican, or because they are black, or white or LBGTQ.” The audience agreed with him. How could they not? Except for whites, the rest of the groups mentioned are protected by leftist logic.
Perry could have stopped there, excepted the award and applause, and went home to his mansion. He didn’t. In a time when hating the police is part of the cult ritual to get into fun parties, Tyler Perry said, “I refuse to hate someone because they are a police officer. I refuse to hate someone because they are Asian.”
Announcing that he hopes “that we would refuse hate, and I want to take this Jene Hersholt Humanitarian award and dedicate it to anyone who wants to stand in the middle. No matter what’s around the walls. Stand in the middle.” He said that coming together is “where healing happens; that’s where conversation happens; that’s where change happens. It happens in the middle.”
Perry finished his speech with an action call to the audience to meet him in the middle, saying, “So anyone who wants to meet me in the middle to refuse hate, to refuse blanket judgment and to help lift someone’s feet off the ground, this one is for you too. God bless you.”
Tyler Perry understands the need for our country to come together. Monday conservatives praised the director for having the grace to include the police and whites in his anti-hate speech. But, not everyone agreed that meeting in the middle was a good idea. Senior editor at Refinery 29 Kathleen Newman-Bremang showed that the cultist elites on the left might have lost all capacity to achieve the “unity” they so desire.
Police officers are not an oppressed group. No one “hates” the police because of undue prejudice. It’s because they engage in state-sanctioned violence against all of the groups Tyler Perry said we shouldn’t hate! #Oscars
— Kathleen Newman-Bremang (@KathleenNB) April 26, 2021
Shortly after the speech was finished, Kathleen Newman-Bremang tweeted, “Police officers are not an oppressed group. No one ‘hates’ the police because of undue prejudice. It’s because they engage in state-sanctioned violence against all of the groups Tyler Perry said we shouldn’t hate!”
Police officers put their lives on the line every day for everyone. In return, we call them racists and Nazis. We need more celebrities like Tyler Perry to push back against the narrative spread by ungrateful Americans like Kathleen Newman-Bremang. Officer Brandon Tatum gives his take on Tyler Perry’s speech in one of his many YouTube videos.
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