Tyler Perry Shares ‘Ashy’ Selfie After Constantly Washing Hands Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
Director Tyler Perry took to his Instagram on Wednesday (March 17) and showed off his “ashy” hand amid the ongoing COVID-19 (a.k.a. coronavirus) pandemic.
In his photo, the filmmaker shares his commitment to stay healthy by washing his hands. He held up his left hand that appeared to have some type of body paint that resembles dry skin. Tyler Perry urged people to continue washing their hands in the wake of COVID-19.
The filmmaker’s $16 million Atlanta Tyler Perry Studio has been reportedly shut down, stopping all production on his original programming for films and TV shows for networks including the Oprah Winfrey Network, Nickelodeon and BET, according to reports.
Tyler Perry reportedly planned to shoot two TV series over the next couple of weeks but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the director pressed pause on his Atlanta production. Georgia has nearly 200 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. That number is reportedly expected to rise.
Thankfully, Perry will pay the freelancers who were assigned to work on those series, according to reports. The media mogul took to Instagram on Monday (March 16th), to share how he’s remaining positive amid the turmoil.
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Been listening to this song over and over to encourage myself, to stay positive, and to remember that this is all in God’s hands and that this too shall pass. But until then, we’ve got to take it seriously. As I listened to this song I had these thoughts… Maybe this thing has come to stop all the hate and rhetoric. Maybe it has shown up to remind us that we are all one. Maybe it's shown up to remind us that we should be looking out for each other rather than using every bit of hate speech to divide us. Maybe it showed up to remind us that hate CAN NEVER WIN! Maybe it showed up to remind us of our humanity. Maybe it showed to humble us. Who knows what the reason is, but whatever it is, I would love to see a lot more prayer and a lot less panic. A lot less finger pointing and a lot less judgement. What I would love to see is us being one nation, under God, INDIVISIBLE!! Please listen to your local and state governments. Social distancing should be taken seriously. Wash your hands, wipe down door handles, and avoid touching your face as much as you can. Take care of the people who are at higher risk. Let’s not be selfish because we're not in the higher risk groups. Let’s help protect them. And most of all, for those of us who do pray, let’s send up some strong and solid fasting and prayers for this nation, our world, and all of those affected by this, which is ALL OF US!! This too shall pass.
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