Amanda Seales is getting candid about her decision to leave The Real.
During an Instagram Live with The Neighborhood Talk over the weekend, the actress and comedian shared why she chose to not renew her contract with the Emmy Award-winning daytime talk show.
“I left The Real because it was breaking my spirit,” she revealed.
“I was being asked to not talk about certain things that felt like a betrayal to my people… and then on top of that, I didn’t want to be somewhere that I felt like people weren’t being honest with me and where people felt scared of me because of my Black woman-ess,” she added.
Seales also detailed an incident where she questioned why a white producer was chosen over several Black producers to help put together the Smart, Funny and Black segment of The Real, a game that pertains to topics more familiar with the Black community.
That incident apparently didn’t end well because Seales says the producer “went crying to someone and said I attacked her.”
Seales announced her departure from The Real in June, six months after she joined on as a co-host alongside Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Houghton.
In July, Mowry-Housley followed suit and also left, though for seemingly different reasons.
By Danielle Long
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