Last night was the annual Oscar Awards ceremony. Amidst the opening remarks celebrating Derek Chauvin’s conviction, the pro-abortion speeches, and those turning award acceptance speeches into police condemnations, there was one speech that stood apart from the rest, calling for an end to hate from all sides of the political spectrum. Actor, director, producer, and screenwriter Tyler Perry made a powerful acceptance speech, during which he made a statement going against the typical “Hollywood rhetoric”. Perry shocked the audience by saying “I refuse to hate someone because they are a police officer”.
After winning the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, Tyler Perry gave a powerful speech calling for people to meet “in the middle” of their political debates and have conversations rather than throwing hateful accusations back and forth. His speech discouraged people from throwing out blanket statements of hate upon a group just because the media tells them to. By refusing to hate police officers because of their