Many fans of Tyler’s were surprised by Idris Elba’s comments on Madea. He’s one of the few naysayers out there who’s actually starred in a Tyler movie.
Idris said: “I don’t like all of Tyler Perry’s films. Yes, I did work with Tyler for Daddy’s Little Girls because it portrayed a positive image of a Black father. I am happy for Tyler’s success…we need Tyler Perry…by going to support his movies, we need to show economic strength. But we are also responsible for elevating film. I’m not with buffoonish characters like Madea or Big Momma."