Tyler Perry honored by Sharpton organization

Tyler Perry arrives at the premiere of "Madea's Big Happy Family" in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. "Madea's Big Happy Family" opens in theaters April 22. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

October 20, 2011 10:48:37 AM PDT
Tyler Perry has gotten plenty of criticism from those who feel his popular movies like "Madea's Family Reunion" border on buffoonery and don't reflect well on the black community.