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Tyler Perry fans want Kim Kardashian banned from “Marriage Counselor”

AP

AP

Kim Kardashian has arrived in Atlanta to film scenes for Tyler Perry’s upcoming movie, “The Marriage Counselor.”

Some of Perry’s fans want the reality show personality off the project.

A number of comments from Perry’s website demonstrate some folks’ desire to see Kardashian, who just filed for divorced 72 days after her made-for-TV wedding, gone.

“Kim Kardashian in your movie? Why have you stooped this low?” one person posted.

Wrote another: “I believe it is against your better judgment to have Kim Kardashian star as a supporting actress in your upcoming movie. You still have a moral responsibility to your supporters to maintain a level (of) integrity when (it) comes to casting your movies. I have to boycott this film if Kim Kardashian is part of this project.”

And another: “Mr. Perry when I first heard that you had select Kim to star in a role in one of your movies I dismissed it as typo. I’m not sure what you expect her to bring to your set.”

Other posters sounded more supportive, or at least less outraged. One sounded resolved yet irritated: “Well Tyler, since you are going ahead and keep Kim Kardashian in your new movie in spite of how your fans feel (that) tells it all. You’re beginning to sound arrogant. I felt so proud of how hard you work and how connected you are to your fan base. I don’t see it as your fans telling you what to do and feel like we can because of our undying support, but dang TP, Kardashian does not fit.”

We’re told Kardashian arrived in Atlanta Tuesday afternoon on a Delta flight. Her role in “The Marriage Counselor” is a supporting one, as the pal of of the main character. We’re told she will be filming a party scene to be shot in a loft apartment somewhere in town. The scene also will feature Vanessa Williams, we’re told.

The movie got cranking earlier this month and has filmed scenes at Charlie Brown airport, a Midtown condo and the Virginia-Highland area. We’re not sure where it moves next but once it sets up shop the lure of a Kardashian sighting will no doubt lure a phalanx of cameras.

Kardashian’s often busy Twitter feed has been fairly quiet lately. She did post a “message to fans” the other day explaining that she married for love but just couldn’t make things work with soon to be ex-husband Kris Humphries.

We’re told Kardashian is staying OTP but may plan to hit the town while she is here. Last month she posted this birthday greeting to R&B star Ciara: “I love you and hope you have the best birthday ever!!! We need to celebrate when I come to ATL!”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

287 comments Add your comment

Mj

November 9th, 2011
8:10 am

Dang! She is gorgeous!!

So now TP movies are focused on integrity? Lmfao!! Sounds like hateration. Did I mention how fine she is?

Shawn

November 9th, 2011
8:12 am

I believe in Tyler and he knows what’s best for his movies. I also think this is the first time his fan base is speakings out against a character in his movie. I think he should really think about this. I think portraying Kim on the screen may cauuse negative emotions.

Shawn

November 9th, 2011
8:14 am

I should also like to add true fans will stick by the director. I dont’ think Kim should be tossed out on her head. Perhaps there will be a line in the script that will touch her heart and make her want to make it work with Kris. I say keep her in the movie. It’s not the Christian thing to do to toss her out like that.

Pebblebeach

November 9th, 2011
8:15 am

Mr Perry

Kindly be advised that our family will not contribute one dime into the hands of Kim Kardashian & Family and to that end, will not be in attendance at any theatre to watch your movie ‘The Marriage Counselor”.

All things Kardashian have been duly banned from our small screen and home period.

President Obama got it right this time by not allowing his daughters to watch The Kardashians on TV.

dana

November 9th, 2011
8:19 am

I love ya tyler, but don’t think this is a good idea to have kim in the movie
it takes a way from movie.

truth

November 9th, 2011
8:20 am

Tyler Perry and intergrity?? LMAO He plays off stereotypes

matt

November 9th, 2011
8:21 am

Gorgeous??? I bet she looks like my foot when she wakes up in the morning. Uggghhh. I can think 100 women I would rather sleep with.

outspoken1

November 9th, 2011
8:22 am

done with Kim….done!!!!

carla roqs

November 9th, 2011
8:23 am

yes, she is a gorgeous chid. nope, i am not a tyler fan. that said: the article is hilarious. “maintaining” a level of integrity? quote of the day. there is not anything remotely related to integrity when it comes to the character ‘madea’.

GetReal

November 9th, 2011
8:24 am

Seems Kim has been tried and convicted by mob rule. What BS. If someone favored by the black community did the same (or much worse), they wouldn’t even blink (think R Kelly, Chris Brown). Why all the hate? You have no facts about what happened, what happened was fully legal. And she’s facing this for a freakin supporting role in a movie. I guess those religious fans are more self-righteous than religious. Go to church and preach compassion, forgiveness & understanding? Not so much IMO

Free Enterprise

November 9th, 2011
8:24 am

Please tell me why do people love to hate this girl!!!???…..I just don’t get it! Is it because she was born with a gold spoon in her mouth while you are force to go to a dead end crappy job or have no job at all?
Or, is it because she has one of the sexiest bodies on earth? Please tell me why!???

Typical black church going crowd, always have to find something to talk and complain about!…BTW, I’m black!

GetReal

November 9th, 2011
8:29 am

Sunny

November 9th, 2011
8:33 am

Jennifer, my comment disappeared into the abyss. Would you please try and find it? Thanks!

Sherri

November 9th, 2011
8:33 am

I totally agree with Pebblebeach, I will no longer support TP films by paying a SINGLE dime to see this next movie. By casting Kim in this movie, TP has shown his fans that he is arrogant and no longer cares about the opinions of his fans. Besides, I’d prefer to see a REAL ACTOR.. Kim can NOT ACT.. she is a socialite NOT AN ACTRESS. TP you’ve made the wrong move.

GUNGA DIN

November 9th, 2011
8:33 am

tyler perrry movies and kim kardashian are a perfect match. both are just one big joke. TP plays to the stereotype of black folks as bumbling, horny idiots and kim provides the big booty for the jokes to bounce off of. you can fool some of the people all of the time (TP fans) and all of the people some of the time (KK fans) but you can’t fool all the people all the time.

bulldogmaniac

November 9th, 2011
8:35 am

As long as it’s a nude scene….I have no problem with it

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November 9th, 2011
8:36 am

I don’t believe for one minute that Tyler Perry has fans.

Marielle

November 9th, 2011
8:38 am

There are so many other talented actresses that could have done this role. Tyler Perry used the Christian community to get rich. Now, he has sold his supporters out to make money by not providing roles for actors and actresses that deserve them, but to those that will are already celebrity status. Shame on you Tyler for pimping the christians and now working with this CHICKENHEAD

nypeach

November 9th, 2011
8:38 am

I like her and I am a TP fan, too. I have absolutely no problem with her being in the movie. In fact, I look forward to seeing her try out acting. Come on people, no one is perfect. Who of us is qualified to cast the first stone?

truth

November 9th, 2011
8:39 am

lol at the double standards

Chris Brown beats his GF then sells out his concert in ATL

Oh come on

November 9th, 2011
8:40 am

Who are we kidding? This is about what Kim Kardashian represents in debates about race and relationships. Her moral profile is really not the issue. The same people have been griping about this woman for years.

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November 9th, 2011
8:42 am

Tyler Perry integrity?? Dude won’t even come out of the closet because he’s afraid of alienating his closed-minded, intolerant fanbase. If he would just be true to himself and the rest of the world, he’d have greater success.

mamamea

November 9th, 2011
8:44 am

Tyler, I love your movies, but if you put her in one I will not spend a dime to see it at the movies or on video. You’re feeding into what she’s all about, attention and self centerness.

American

November 9th, 2011
8:45 am

Okay TP this has to be what happens when you finally make it to the top! You forget where you started and the support that carried you on their backs to make sure you made it!! To put this little toot in one of your films is like making a cake with sh** and saying it will taste just fine! I have nothing against this toot, but if you were looking for a wh**e you could have at least found someone sho can act! Are you thinking with the head on your neck?

Black Folk

November 9th, 2011
8:45 am

All the people should have been wanting Tyler to ban himself dressing up as a woman. Black folk. I bet these are the same people who believe Obama is better for Blacks than Cain. Black folk.

Honesty

November 9th, 2011
8:45 am

Seriously?

People are always protesting something…..or someone.

Here’s a shocking “FACT”…. you can’t please 100 percent of the people, 100 percent of the time!! Why is this even making the news?

Seriously?

howard

November 9th, 2011
8:46 am

I will not pay to see a movie with Kardashian in it. Perry can do better.

Legal Eagle

November 9th, 2011
8:47 am

I find it ironic that Kardashian is in a movie called The Marriage Counselor and is filing for a divorce. Personally I do not respect anything that she does and have heard more negative than positive about her. She really needs help spiritually. I’m not boycotting TP because I’m black or because of her race, I’m boycotting this film because of her character. She has too many issues and has no stability whatsoever. TP I can only hope that there is a sound reason for choosing her for this film other than her being the “it” girl based off her 15 minutes of fame that will soon be short lived. Because if selection is based off that type of fame, then what next? Will you have repeated “jailbirds”?

Free Enterprise

November 9th, 2011
8:50 am

I think its mostly just black women who have a problem with this, as they’re Tyler’s targeted demographic.

I think they are insecure to see Kim, a rich big booty woman, on the big screen that will only make her curves pop out even more. They probably are worried about the thoughts of their husbands/boyfriends ( who are only there cause they nagged them to go) after seeing her sexy body that they will no longer be attracted to them any longer….LOL…Just my opinion.

Elan

November 9th, 2011
8:51 am

While I am not a fan of Kim, it should not be this big of a deal. Personally speaking, this was a awesome business tactic. Not only does this have us talking about the movie but there is potential that he will pick up a cross over audience. The bottom liine is…its all about business! Go Tyler…make that dollar!

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November 9th, 2011
8:52 am

Whoa. Why is the black community so racist??? Calm down, people!

Atlantan

November 9th, 2011
8:54 am

I think TP casting her is more of a business decision than anything. If she can bring free publicity and bring in the curious, then he has accomplished his goal. Other than being famous for being famous, she has no talent whatsoever. She’s definitely had a nose job and probably other augmentations but it her body and she can alter it as she sees fit. I have more important things to worry about.

TylerKnows

November 9th, 2011
8:55 am

Kim likes black men – Kim ditched husband. Tyler has casting couch waiting. Get it.

lezil

November 9th, 2011
8:59 am

Tyler, you have always been a leader in providing positive, multi-cultural, multi-faceted role models and story lines for women (and I am sure men). Please continue and make the “best” choices for your vision. Kim is not a universally accepted role model.

HHH

November 9th, 2011
9:03 am

Everyone needs to get over it and mind your business!!! we need to stop being so judgmental!!! He who is without sin cast the first stone!!!!

L. Hill

November 9th, 2011
9:03 am

I too was disappointed in Tyler Perry for choosing Kim Kardashian for his movie. This was before all this wedding/divorce baloney … I just think the media has bombarded us with The Kardashians, somehow insisting through the constant barrage of “news” about them, (Kim in particular), that they are important and meaningful. What is important and meaningful about them? And Kim’s butt is a sad claim to fame ..I mean if that’s all she’s known for and I’ve never heard anything else about why she’s famous. Please stop killing us with daily tidbits about Kim Kardashian – it’s called “overexposure”, and it’s making me sick!

bb

November 9th, 2011
9:03 am

There are a lot of great black actresses he can use like Angela Bassett, Paula Padgett, Loretta Devine, Nia Long, Tracee Ellis Ross, Gabrielle Union, Alfre Woodard and the list goes on and on. I won’t be going to see it if KK is in it. she has not even put in her time like the others have.

HHH

November 9th, 2011
9:03 am

Enter your comments here

HHH

November 9th, 2011
9:04 am

Get over it!!! Mind your business!!! We need to stop being so judgmental!!!! He who is without sin cast the first stone!!!

Connie

November 9th, 2011
9:05 am

I enjoy Tyler Perry’s movies because of his writing skills and great cast selection. It seems as if Mr. Perry is trying to draw other demograhics to see this movie by casting Kim Kardashian. Ms. Kardashian is a reality tv star, not an actress. My family and I will not see this movie.

mike

November 9th, 2011
9:06 am

Haters! She is a gorgeous woman who is making money. I don’t see anything wrong with that. Her divorce is none of my business anyways

Cathy

November 9th, 2011
9:07 am

This is all so crazy, Why are you people all so jealous. Again Kim has the right to marry and divorce whom ever she choose. If you all had cable and watched some of the episode that include Mr. Chris Humpries last season you would have seen that he was childish and not Mr. Perfect. Who are you to say how long Kim should stay married to someone who showed no respect to her or her family. Since all of you haters think she should stay married to Chris maybe you should marry him and take care of him with no job while he goes out partying.

Go Kim, follow your heart and forget the haters!!!

truth

November 9th, 2011
9:07 am

BB,

Why are all the names on your list black actresses???

cwilli

November 9th, 2011
9:08 am

I personally feel it was a bad choice as for as the movie goes and nothing against KK I just think she can bring nothing to the movie. Now that she has basically shamed faced herself by doing this scam of a marriage makes it no better. At the end of the day I wish the best for the movie I love TP and I think at the end of the day he knows better than I after all it is his movie and his vision and I believe what he is saying he had picked her before this messy mess happened in her life. If KK is maybe reading any of this I hope she takes notes. I reallly liked Keeping of with Kardashians I mean every show keep me glued to the set, but right now I have totally lost all respect for Kim and her mother Kris the rest of the family they OK for now, I really hope Kim gets herself together. She had a good man someone who understood this hollywood affair doesn’t last forever and there can only be one Elizabeth Taylor. Kris Humphries is a hot tamale the way he was disrespected on the show and the way Kris disrespected him when it can to the wedding ordering limos for them but totally forgetting about his family just unforgiveable. Going to MN looking for closure how about a beginning Kim.

truth

November 9th, 2011
9:08 am

I love how people are getting upset over a supporting role. she will probably have less than 5 minutes (or less) of screen time.

Kasey

November 9th, 2011
9:09 am

Tyler Perry is just as FAKE as KIM

yep

November 9th, 2011
9:10 am

I bet all these “KK” haters have no problem with ROH Wives of Atlanta

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November 9th, 2011
9:11 am

Hey TylerKnows……I don’t think TP’s casting couch is for females.

Misty

November 9th, 2011
9:12 am

Tyler that is why your world is falling apart. Casting that mess. No More Roger Bob, no More Alpha Tyler. Is Kim “No Job Fields aka TOOTIE still over there??? Just a MESS. Cheap paying self!!! Might as well cast RAY J and do some PORN

Hmmm ....

November 9th, 2011
9:14 am

I think Elan hit the nail on the head with his/her post. But if I were TP I’d make sure Kardashian took some acting lessons first because she was HO-RI-BLE during her guest stint on One Life To Life earlier this year, that was painful to watch. Either acting lessons or she needs to have very few lines onscreen in the Marriage Counselor.