I'm not a 52 year old black lady, so I haven't seen many of Tyler Perry's movies, only thing I can remember is when he was Ben Affleck's lawyer in Gone Girl, but I mean I still am pop-culturally aware enough to know who the guy is.
Normally I feel like people can be sort of cynical with shit like this "he's only doing it for the press" or "when's his next movie coming out?" dumb shit like that.
Here is my official stance on that potential take:
Even if he (or anybody else) does something like this with an ulterior motive, who gives a shit? It helps people in need which is the most important thing, while also giving the illusion that you care about others. A classic win-win if you will. You get to look like a good human-being, and kids get to have presents on Christmas. I'm not even saying that's the case, from what I can see Madea seems like a pretty good dude. But sure, saying you were trying to do it anonymously seems a tad disingenuous, but idk how anybody in their right mind could be against this?
Shit like this just warms my dead heart this time of year. Being a child of divorce I've seen both sides of growing up with and without, I've had Christmases where I got everything I could've ever wanted, and Christmases where the gifts were each other. Seeing people who have the means to do so help out those less fortunate just really makes me happy. What's wild is that he spent 434K which isn't even a 10th of a percent of his networth. It's something I'd love to be able to do someday. Perhaps I'll run the Barstool toy-drive in 3 years?