Tyler Perry urged people to “refuse hate” in a powerful speech at the Academy Awards on Sunday (25.04.21).
The ‘Madea’ filmmaker was honoured with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and reflected on his own humble upbringing and days living out of a car as he insisted he only wants to do his best to help others.
He said: “When I set out to help someone, I’m not trying to do anything other than meet somebody at their humanity.”
Tyler recalled how, around 17 years ago, he was “stopped cold” when a homeless woman asked if he had any extra shoes he could help her out with.
He said: “It stopped me cold, because I remember being homeless, and I had one pair of shoes, they were bent over