Variety’s 2020 Showman of the Year Tyler Perry is speaking out ahead of the upcoming presidential election and encouraging everyone to vote — for Joe Biden.

 

In a recent Variety interview, the filmmaker and recent billionaire shared his “strong” opinions about President Donald Trump‘s administration. 

“I have very strong feelings about a lot that’s going on,” Perry says. “We’ve all been drafted on the worst reality show that’s ever been produced, and none of us have been paid for it. For the last four and a half years or so, we have been dragged through the wringer, and it is completely exhausting.”

“So many people are exhausted at the division, at the hate, at the pandemic,” he continues. “And if the people who bring hope [and] positivity give up, then the world has lost its balance.”

Perry believes the world is ready for change, courtesy of the Democratic candidate: former Vice President Biden. 

“If you want more of the same, then you vote the way that you did in 2016,” he says. “If you want something different, then we need to have a landslide out voting for Joe Biden.”

“I’m neither Democrat [nor] Republican — I’m an independent thinker. I vote for who I think is best to run the country,” adds Perry.

Perry’s five-year-old son, Aman, was a major influence on the mogul’s decision to speak out about politics.

As Perry explains, “I want him to be able to go to the national parks and they’re not drilling inside of them; to be able to turn on a debate and see two men stand professionally, giving each other the respect to finish the two minutes that they’re allotted and not talking over and screaming at each other.”

By Rachel George
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