ATLANTA — Productions at Tyler Perry Studios have stopped much like many other TV and movie productions across the country.

Perry's team said on Wednesday that he chose to put his own productions on hold for the moment, other productions that lease space at his studio have also chosen to stop filming.

But the intense measures didn’t stop the actor and director from using his funny bone after posting, a giant ashy hand. It’s a lighter post following the concerns about coronavirus pandemic.

“I don’t care how ashy I get! I will keep washing my hands!! Y’all stay safe! Wash your hands!! And keep up the social distancing! Let’s help stop this thing! Wanted to make you laugh but Pray, Church, Pray,” Perry wrote.

The “A Fall From Grace” director went to social media on Tuesday to share his thoughts on the state of culture, and his own personal space. Perry shared a screenshot of the cover to Grammy-award winning singer Yolanda Adam’s “This Too Shall Pass.”

“Been listening to this song over and over to encourage myself, to stay positive, and to remember that this is all in God’s hands and that this too shall pass. But until then, we’ve got to take it seriously,” Perry wrote.


The extensive message revealed Perry’s thoughts on the personal lessons that social distancing will impact on society.

“I would love to see a lot more prayer and a lot less panic. A lot less finger-pointing and a lot less judgment. What I would love to see is us being one nation, under God, INDIVISIBLE!! Please listen to your local and state governments. Social distancing should be taken seriously,” Perry wrote.

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