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Amanda Seales Reveals the Real Reason She Left 'The Real'

Amanda Seales Reveals the Real Reason She Left 'The Real'

Amanda Seales is opening up about why she left The Real after less than a year.

The 39-year-old actress explained her decision to leave the show after six months in a candid conversation with comedian Godfrey on Instagram Live.

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“I left The Real because it was breaking my spirit…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 said.

She spoke about one of her experiences after a white female producer was assigned to help her put together a segment called “Smart, Funny and Black.”

“I did a Smart, Funny and Black game on The Real and I was so excited to get to play my Smart, Funny and Black game on The Real…they assigned it to the one white woman producer, but we have three Black women producers and one Black guy producer and I was like ‘Why are you producing this?’ and she was like, ‘So and so assigned it to me,’ and I said, ‘But why would you be producing this? You’re a white woman. You don’t understand what we’re going to be talking about.’”

“I couldn’t stay in a place like that,” she went on to say.

Find out more about what happened…

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