‘The Real’: Amanda Seales Faces Backlash Over Comments About White People Using Dark-Skinned Emojis

by Jeremy Spirogis
Amanda Seales on the red carpet at an event in October 2019

If you’ve ever adopted Amanda Seales, you already know she isn’t one to chew her tongue. The Insecure star is thought for being extremely opinionated and giving her unfiltered opinion on numerous points, particularly referring to black individuals. But her concepts aren’t all the time properly acquired by viewers. Such was the case on May 18 when Seales gave a scorching tackle The Real about whether or not white individuals ought to use darker-skinned emojis.

Amanda Seales on the red carpet at an event in October 2019
Amanda Seales on the crimson carpet at an occasion in October 2019 | Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

What Amanda Seales stated precisely

A clip posted to The Real‘s Instagram web page options Seales speaking in regards to the lack of racial variety in emojis that existed earlier than adjustments have been made within the mid-2010s.

“They added these skin color emojis because other people were not represented. So once again, they started off with white folks emojis, and then we all had to wait for others,” she says within the clip.

Seales went on to speak about white individuals’s use of darker-skinned emojis earlier than her co-host Adrienne Bailon chimed in evaluating it to an alternate model of blackface.

“Yeah, there are some people who have been super offended to the point of saying that this would be considered the equivalent of texting blackface,” Bailon stated. When requested to share her ideas on that, Seales stated she agreed.

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Fans react to Amanda Seales’ feedback

After the clip made its rounds, Seales confronted widespread and instant backlash over her remarks. Fans shared their ideas within the remark part, describing her feedback as mindless and even calling for her removing from the present.

“Amanda please take several seats abeg! At this point, you are sounding more and more ridiculous,” learn one remark.

“Let ppl use what they want. You talk about ppl minding their business on things but we really worried about an emoji,” stated one other.

Someone else even declared: “Amanda is a Debby downer she needs to go”

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Others, nonetheless, stated they completely understood Seales’ perspective and defended her from critics.

“We stan Amanda. WE STAN,” learn one message.

“If you’re not a person of color you will literally NEVER fully understand because you don’t share the experience. Just respect it and move on,” a second remark stated partially.

“and if you’re uncomfortable when she speaks you’re apart of the problem!” added a 3rd particular person.

Someone else shared: “I noticed all the white people in the comments offended and saying I won’t watch this show anymore. Okay..Bye go watch Jerry Springer. This show is THE REAL. Amanda keeping it real. 💪 ALL THE WAY REAL.”

Amanda Seales’ response to the backlash

Amid mounting criticism, Seales took to the remark part and pushed again on her critics.

“It’s not that I don’t fit in with the women on this panel, I don’t fit in with the low level of intelligence of the viewers in these comments. I am so proud of that!” she started. “I exist in in the healthy part of elevated minds. If I annoy you, make you uncomfortable, or you think I ‘don’t like white people’ or am ‘racist’ then. I am doing EXACTLY what I am supposed to do.”

“Happy Monday. Now turn off the TV and read a book!” she concluded, tacking on a string of emojis together with a raised fist and lightning strikes.

Despite such overwhelming criticism, it’s good to see Seales standing up for herself and never letting the haters get to her. She did the identical again in February when followers have been satisfied she was feuding with co-host Jeannie Mai, sounding off on an Extra for allegedly attempting to pit them towards one another. Read extra right here.

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