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This Ticked Me Off

I was doing an interview recently and the interviewer asked me why was I glorifying single moms. I explained to him that single moms needed to be celebrated, not ostracized. Most single moms are not that way by choice. Circumstance caused them to be in that situation and just like my Aunt Jerry, who raised four boys by herself, she never complained and never asked for handouts. She did what she had to do. Why hate on single moms? Are you kidding me? I know so many people who were raised by single moms and I know a lot of single moms. It’s the hardest job in the world when you do it right.

So this movie is dedicated to the single moms that are doing it right and a wake up call to the ones who aren’t. You never know who you’re raising.

Let’s be clear: this is not a male-bashing, woe-is-me, I’m-a-single-mother movie. This is a movie about the strength of the single mom. I did this movie to show the world what a lot of you go through. It’s funny, it’s heartfelt, it’s full of hope, but most of all it’s about how coming together can change your life. I want you to go see it, single mom or not.

This movie is important for so many reasons. It celebrates one of the most overlooked people in our country. I just want to say that I see you single moms, I hear you, and to everybody out there that knows one or was raised by one, bring them to the movies tomorrow. Lets show them that we are thankful.

This one’s for you, single moms, HAPPY SINGLE MOTHERS DAY!

Enjoy The Single Moms Club, in theaters tomorrow.


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  • Marie E cantave

    I like to see Madea and nurse Trudy

  • Nikki Michigan looking to relocate to Georgia

    Thank you and well said ! This is one of your movies I have not seen, but I'm researching now so I can!

  • M.H

    You are very creative in writing. Thank you for healing my wing with you brilliant ness.

  • frankie Phoenix,AZ

    where can i send you a personal letter.

  • Angel Blue United States

    I so appreciate what you're doing in the industry I am interested in becoming a playwright and you are one tough act to follow I have a lot of raw material and 90 percent of it stems from the three failed marriages and my life's journey and walk with Christ it is a lot of things that single mothers undergo the people have no ideal about they want to always look at it as a negative like we were the ones who were significantly negative and that's what caused the impact of us being single parents, a lot of the time what it was is we fell in love with the wrong person and the person didn't value what we value and miscommunication let us to not be together in the interim of time we had children those children still deserve a happy life and so does the mothers who had them we should be ostracized by society because of what and who we are it's not fair to us that we are going through what we're going through with no reconciliation and whatever did go wrong the blessing in it is that we were left in the world to affect the world that we live in while talking about our beautiful precious prizes which are our children and our life should never be undervalued thank you for this post I so appreciate it

  • Shenetrius Pearland, Texas

    Mr. Perry, I appreciate you giving us single mom's our props because it is a struggle. I'm a single mother of four and I moved to Texas for a better job to help take care of my kids. I'm living with family here but I'm having trouble finding a place that's within my budget. I didn't bring my kids right away because it was in the middle of the school year. Now time is drawing near for them to come and I have not had any success in finding a place to live. I want it to be in a very good school district because education is very important to me. My oldest son is 15, so a good school district is very important. So as a single mother we have to make huge sacrifices to better the lives of our children.

  • Ban Austin/ Tx

    Thanks so much for taking a time and think about us ( single mothers) God knows how hardly we're trying to play both parents side. Thanks again God bless all

  • Michelle Atlanta

    Hi, I've been going through some things so I'm just getting back on the site. I want to say I appreciate your dedication to us single moms that did not ask to hold that status. My mom raised four girls by herself without asking for any help, and she had NO family to lean on for support. Between the military and working two other jobs, she did it without the support of the county! I thank God for my mother, her strength and all that she endured to make me and my sisters who we are today. I too raise my daughter by myself working 4 jobs with no assistance from the county "Praise God!" the struggle was real and hard but I did it. Thank you Lord for making us strong woman! Everyone of us have a story to tell. Thank you Tyler for acknowledging us! Love you!

  • L.S.M United States

    Hi Mr. Perry, I am such a huge fan of yours. I watch your movies every weekend. I am a single working mother of two wonderful children who are my world. They put a (closed) smile on my face. The reason why I say closed is because I have not smiled (with an open mouth) in years. This is because I need to have major dental work done but I cannot afford it. This has affected my life, who I am as a person and my relationships with people in a major way. I have a dream of starting my own organization for children, but I am apprehensive because it requires me to meet, talk, and smile with people and I cannot do that at this moment. I work daily and have health insurance via my job, but it only covers the basic services. I know you are probably approached by people every day requesting your help. In my entire adult life, I have never asked for anyone to do anything for me or my children. I usually get it done. However, I am pleading for your help. I am in pain every day. I take pain medications daily and it has now started to affect my stomach. I do not want a house or a car. All I want is to be complete, happy to have teeth and to be able to smile from ear to ear and not grin/smirk or cover my mouth to laugh. I hope you are able to help me restore my smile, confidence and the quality of my life.

  • David Brashear Burkbunett Texas

    I have great support for all single mom's but I still think there are a group always forgotten about and they are single fathers we are looked over and treated like idiots where is our support we play booth roles to when we are depicted in movies or tv shows its always negative I'm a single father and I'm tired of it it always seems we are forever forgotten about or overlooked we exist we are strong and sensitive we sacrificejust as much as everyone else I wish someone would turn the spotlight on us for once

  • Sharon Deneenbrister Irmo ,SC

    Hi Tyler , I want see you never going to ticket no money please visit to yourself I Love you hungry for you can't wait out it how Longtime with Tyler Perry Jest prayer good night

  • Heaven De-troit

    Ya know what I cant imagine? No answer but to even try to explain how just taking three minutes to read a post like I did addressing single mothers, changed the my next thought. Thank you Tyler for brightening my day : Keep knocking them out!

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