Michael Stewart/WireImageTyler Perry is laughing off protesters who denounce his decision to cast Kim Kardashian in "The Marriage Counselor." In an exasperated post on his website, the filmmaker writes:
I could not have imagined I'd be getting all these emails about Kim Kardashian. I HAVE SEEN THEM!! YOU HAVE BEEN HEARD!! …LOL. Now, may I say something? Can a brother get a word in?….LOL. Y'all gave me a new movie title, Tyler Perry's "Diary of a Mad Black Woman Cause You Hired Kim Kardashian, Don't Make Me Take Off My Earrings and Boycott Yo A**."…LOL. Some of my ladies are upset.
Perry then goes on to explain the casting of Kardashian -- now one of the most hated celebrities in America (see: the Boycott Kim petition) -- as a business move to attract the youth market.
"Whether you're aware of it or not, to be honest with you I wasn't, millions of young people adore her and are following her every move," Perry explains. "If one of those young people see this film and find the strength to live a better life and not go through what these characters went through in this movie, then we have all done what I feel I'm being led to do here. I hope you understand. I really do!"
Kardashian, who's enlisting the help of Nicole Kidman's acting coach (eds. note: heeeeeee), portrays a supporting character who works for a matchmaking agency. (Like her reality shows, she's going off a script.)
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