Tyler Perry defends casting Kardashian in new film
By Jason Lewis (Sports Editor)
Published November 25, 2011

In this Sept. 13, 2011 file photo, TV Personality Kim Kardashian attends the Vera Wang 2012 Spring collection during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York. Filmmaker Tyler Perry is defending his controversial decision to cast reality television star Kim Kardashian in an upcoming film about marriage. Perry announced that Kardashian will have a role in “The Marriage Counselor” shortly before she ended her 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries, creating a buzz on social media sites. He says he wanted a younger cast, which Kardashian rounds out, to help attract younger viewers. (AP Photo/Donald Traill, file)

ATLANTA (AP) — Filmmaker Tyler Perry is defending his controversial decision to cast reality television star Kim Kardashian in an upcoming film about marriage.

Perry announced that Kardashian will have a role in “The Marriage Counselor” shortly before she ended her 72-day marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries, creating a buzz on social media sites.

Perry says he wanted a younger cast, which Kardashian rounds out, to help attract younger viewers. In a statement on his website, Perry says he thinks “it would be a very responsible of her to be a part of this film” and good for young people who see her as a role model to “see her in a film that is about what happens in life when you make the wrong choices.”

Perry asked for his fans’ understanding.

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