The multi-hyphenate spoke with CBS This Morning on Tuesday and shared the main points for his upcoming BET particular, Covid-19 Vaccine and the Black Group A Tyler Perry Particular, set to premiere Thursday. The BET particular occasion will see the mogul focus on the virus and vaccine with consultants, with the hopes of training viewers in regards to the doses.
“I’m not taking this vaccine as a result of I would like you to take it, I wish to provide the data so that you make your personal selections,” he instructed CBS’ Gayle King. “I believe that’s what it’s about, schooling and data.”
Throughout the Tuesday interview Perry mentioned he understands the place the mistrust and skepticism in regards to the vaccine comes from, particularly for the Black neighborhood. He talked about the Tuskegee experiment and Henrietta Lacks, including that the historical past of such experiments “raises flags for us as African American folks.”
He additionally revealed that he initially didn’t belief the vaccine, additionally given the earlier administration, however determined to take the pictures as soon as consultants answered his questions. Whereas not everybody can entry the solutions in regards to the Covid-19 vaccine as simply as Perry, the Madea actor-director mentioned that doubt isn’t price skipping the vaccine.
“I believe that it’s simply necessary that individuals know that, in the event you take your possibilities with Covid you by no means know the way it’s going to have an effect on you and it may have an effect on your long-term well being,” he mentioned.
His particular will air on BET Thursday, Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. PT/ET. See the complete CBS This Morning interview above.