Amanda Seales Exiting ‘The Real’ Over Disrespect of ‘Black Voices’

Amanda Seales (Credit: The Real)

Amanda Seales is moving on from her co-hosting gig at The Real after just six months.

Seales shared the news about her decision not to renew her contract Wednesday via Instagram Live. “It doesn’t feel good to my soul to be at a place where I can not speak to my people the way they need to be spoken to. And where the people who are speaking to me in disparaging ways, are not being handled,” she explained.

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The comedian said she wasn’t able to fully express herself as a Black woman on the daytime talk show.

“I’m not in a space where I can, as a full Black woman, have my voice and my co-workers also have their voices and where the people at the top are not respecting the necessity for Black voices to be at the top too,” Seales shared with actor Brandon Victor Dixon, who joined her for the chat.

In a subsequent post, Seales unloaded on fans who suggested her decision to exit the show had something to do with her relationships with co-hosts Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Houghton.

“Y’all so f–ing corny. There is a whole pandemic and an uprising going on, and you still can’t find s–t else to do but try and create some kind of conflict that doesn’t exist? …What I gotta do with my business ain’t got nothing to do with them sisters,” said Seales.

A rep for the show confirmed Seales is leaving to media outlets, but declined additional comment.

She joined the series in January 2020. It was the first time The Real had a fifth permanent co-host since Tamar Braxton left back in 2016.