Tyler Perry's April 1 Facebook post about police pulling him over was no April Fool's joke: The highest-paid man in entertainment is accusing a pair of white Atlanta police officers of racial profiling..
Four days later, Perry's post boasts more than 117,000 "likes," 21,000 comments, and 12,000 shares. Atlanta police have launched an internal investigation, E! News reports.
Perry's predicament began when he admittedly made a left turn from a far-right lane -- a trick his security detail taught him, to make sure he wasn't being followed, Perry explained on Facebook.
Two white Atlanta police officers pulled him over, but apparently did not realize they'd just stopped Tyler Perry
No, they only realized that they saw a traffic violator with tinted windows make a completely illegal left hand turn across three active traffic lanes from the far right.
Evidently that's "racial profiling" in Atlanta. We had no idea.
And not recognizing Tyler Perry? We couldn't pick this guy out of a photo array on a bet. So what's the big deal that a couple of cops couldn't recognize him? Oh, they were white, so since they didn't recognize him as an actor, writer, producer (because you know cops and Hollywood elites all move in the same social circles), that must be racial profiling also.
And after all of that, the cops let him go. Without a ticket, summons or warning. Just an apology for being so impolite as to think Tyler Perry should follow the traffic laws of mere mortals. So yet again, that must be part of the "racial profiling" we hear so much about on the news.
Famous people break the law, get stopped for it, get a few questions tossed their way and released without so much as a warning ticket. We think too many cops have been doing it wrong all these years. So thank you Mr. Perry for pointing out the errors in Atlanta's racial profiling system. Hopefully, they do better from now on.