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Tyler Perry can’t do nothing right!

July 21, 2009

A friend sent me a link to The blogger posted Tyler Perry’s response to the incident about the children in Philadelphia who were denied admission or kicked the hell outta’ da pool in PA. Perry decided to give 65 children a trip to Disney, all expenses covered by Perry with the hopes of showing them that everybody ain’t crazy.  Well, I applaud Perry’s decision it was a wonderful gesture and one that I’m sure they will enjoy.

My comments aren’t for him, they are for the comments on the blog. I think I found one in 4 that said Perry should have done more. Pump the brakes shorty! Why does he have to do anything? He offered these kids a free trip and he hasn’t done enough. What does he gotta’ do now? Give them a kidney? Some of the comments weren’t realistic. One person said, the trip to Disney was a once in a lifetime experience, but if he gave them a pool that would have been better. Well, the way I see it, if you want them to have a pool you raise the money and do it. Why does Perry have to? The young lady, Althea Wright started Creative Steps to give children in the city something to do. If everyone on that blog decided to raise some money for the pool then I could see that we are taking control. Just because you are a celebrity doesn’t mean you have to clean the streets with your check book. That’s not the point. Perry’s gesture ignited scorn by some and continued inaction by the very same.

Now, I’m not saying I’m going out to open a pool in Philly. But, what I am saying is that the onus isn’t on the celebrity. It’s their community. Maybe the citizens in that neighborhood can start petitioning the city for their own facility.  The fact that Creative Steps had to go somewhere to get to a swimming pool is the beginning of the problem.  To all of you crabs out there who can’t let Perry just donate a trip, open your wallets, call your fam, start a bbq for the pool fund and stop pointing the finger at someone who took a step!

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