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Tyler Perry says he avoids talking about racing with his 7-year-old son

Tyler Perry revealed he is not yet interested in discussing racing with his 7-year-old son Aman.

The filmmaker made the remarkable revelation in an interview with AARP as he opened up about fatherhood.

To protect his son from the harsh realities of the world, Perry said he is delaying “the conversation” with his son, who he shares with model Gelila Bekele, for as long as possible.

“I didn’t have the conversation with Aman because he’s only 7 years old and I want to hold out for as long as possible,” Perry told the nonprofit.

“I don’t want to tell him that there are people who judge him because of the color of his skin because right now he’s in a school with every race and all these kids are in their purest form. When he describes his friends, he never defines them by race,” he explained.

“So the moment he loses that innocence is going to be a very, very sad day for me.”

Perry said he wanted to protect his son from the harsh realities of the world.
Perry said he wanted to protect his son from the harsh realities of the world.
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But Perry made it clear that he knows the conversation will happen any day now.

“However, I know it’s coming because he’s already asking some really tough questions,” he said. “What I want more than anything is for him to be someone who sees injustice, speaks out against it and makes change happen.”

Model Gelila Bekele (L) and writer/director Tyler Perry attend the 6th Annual Charity Event
Perry shares his seven-year-old son Aman with model Gelila Bekele.
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Perry said the other reason for wanting to protect his son from the world is that he’s “not famous.”

“I want him to live as normal a life as possible. I want him to know what it’s like to have your own name and your own life and not have the pressure to live up to whatever or whoever your father was,” he added.

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