Anyways, Perry ends up as the Inaugural recipient of AB.com's newest Poppin' Tag, the aptly titled Doin' Good, for reaching out to the kids recently denied access to a Philly area swimming pool.
Tyler Perry is paying for 65 children from a Philadelphia day camp to go to Walt Disney World after reading about allegations that a suburban swim club had shunned them because of racism.Kudos to Tyler Perry. This nearly atones for the $40 I wasted on Madea's Family Reunion. Nearly.
The black and Hispanic children who attend the day camp run by Creative Steps Inc. cheered Monday when they learned about the actor's gift.
Creative Steps director Alethea Wright says she's thrilled about the offer, especially because Perry "comes from humble beginnings" like the children in her camp.
The Valley Club in Huntingdon Valley has maintained that refunding the camp's swimming fee was not about race but rather a safety issue, in part because many children couldn't swim.
Perry is best known for his signature character Madea, a big-hearted but foul-tempered grandmother.
Question: Ok, I added a "good news" tag to balance out all the hateration. Ya'll happy, now?
Tyler Perry Treats 65 Swimming Pool Excluded Kids To Disney World [HuffPost]