Hollywood heavyweight Tyler Perry is more than just pissed off right about now. The high-profile actor has come forward to rip TV powerhouse Optimum about low-key dropping the Starz network.
Tyler went to Instagram this week and name-checked Optimum for ditching the channel known for hit series like “Power.”
“To all my people in New York, I got a place there and it’s really bad when you go in and turn on your cable and Starz is gone? It’s crazy that Optimum just took it off the air. So if you’re dealing with the same thing a lot of people are dealing with paying the cable bill, it hasn’t changed. They just took Starz off the air. Go to KeepStarz.com – leave a message there or better yet call this number: 844-717-8279. Let the people know that’s not right. You’re going to just take ‘Power’ off the air? We love the show and you’re gonna just take it off the air and we’re paying the same amount. And #IWantStarz. Leave your messages, leave your tweets, leave everything there. Y’all in New York, y’all know what to do. You’ve been at the Beacon with me, y’all know what to do. It’s crazy. They just took it off the air. Insane. I gotta go to work.”
Perry’s dicey comments even caught “Power” actor and producer 50 Cent‘s attention.
A few weeks ago, “Power” fans lit up Optimum’s social media pages over dropping Starz.
Recently, “Power” actors like Omari Hardwick and Lela Loren singled out Optimum while promoting Sunday’s season five preview.