Amanda Seales’ reason for leaving Fox’s daytime talk show, The Real, after a super short amount of time was actually very simple — she felt she couldn’t fully express herself on television. “My contract is up at The Real, and I didn’t renew it,” she told actor Brandon Dixon during an Instagram Live on June 2, 2020. “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 that are speaking to me in despairing ways are not being handled.”
She continued, “I’m not at a space where, as a full black woman, I can 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’ decision comes after protests erupted across the United States (and around the world) following the wrongful death of George Floyd, who died after Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes on May 25, 2020.
In the aftermath of Floyd’s death, Seales has been partaking in interesting and thought-provoking Instagram Live conversations. On June 3, 2020, she spoke with Snoop Dogg about “The Real, these crooked ass cops, how to create change, brothas and Sistas coming together and more!”