Perry Weighs in on the Popularity of 'Madea'

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With Madea's Witness Protection clocking in as Tyler Perry's 16th film/TV project featuring his alter-ego, Mabel Simmons, it's clear that the outspoken & larger-than-life character has struck a real chord with moviegoers around the globe. When asked to pinpoint the magic of his franchise, Perry tells ETonline the answer lies in the universality of his wise-cracking creation. RELATED: Tyler Perry Trades 'Madea' Wig for Handcuffs "It doesn't matter what's your race or what culture, somebody knows