On April 1 2013 however it was announced that Orlando Jones would be replacing Perry in playing the "Madea" role in "A Madea Christmas. " She took him to task for his Madea character saying that through this "the country has laughed at one of the most important members of the black community: Mother Dear the beloved matriarch. Criticism
Criticism of Perry’s work focuses mainly on a perception that it perpetuates negative racial stereotypes.
Perry is best known for both creating and performing in drag the Madea character a giant overreactive and thuggishly tough elderly woman. His career with conventional onsite films began in 2005 with Diary of a Mad Black Woman which features the character Madea his claim to fame. ".