Amanda Seales Criticized for Her Reaction to Loni Love Crying On ‘The Real’ But Some Fans Say It’s Karma
The latest one came during the week of March 1 when she apparently improperly reacted to Loni Love crying over a sensitive subject. But some fans swept to Seales’ defense, saying that Love got what she deserved after allegedly doing something similar to her former co-host, Tamar Braxton.
Here’s exactly what happened
The moment happened on the March 4 episode when Love started talking about Weight Watchers’ new weight loss program, myWW.
“Let me tell y’all, I did not know how to eat,” she said. As her voice began to crack and tears streamed down her face, Seales looked startled.
“Growing up in the projects, we just had to eat what we could. I know it sounds funny, but a lot of women in the African-American community, we don’t know how to eat because we grew up that way,” Love continued.
“So I’m trying to tell y’all, thank you to WW, because we wanted to do this to help our brothers and sisters — everybody, but I see y’all. I see y’all at my comedy shows and you’re like, ‘We need to get healthier,’ and that’s the reason we’re doing this,” she added. “It’s just to make y’all aware of what’s happening in the community. You can eat and not starve and you can still lose weight. That’s the reason we’re doing this.”
Throughout her spiel, Seales awkwardly looked around the room with her eyes seemingly bugged out.
Fan reactions to the moment
Fans rushed to social media platforms such as Twitter to react to the bit. While many people felt that Love deserved a little more empathy from Seales, others didn’t feel bad, pointing out Love’s reaction to Braxton talking about her insecurities in a 2015 episode of the show.
The hosts had been talking about their experiences with bullying when Braxton reflected on being called a “muppet” and how it affected her. When she dropped the word “muppet,” Love smiled and seemed to be fighting back a laugh.
So, of course, some people weren’t too bothered by this latest moment.
“didn’t Loni do this to Tamar when Tamar was crying about being called a muppet?” one Twitter user wrote. “I swear it always comes back.”
“Loni literally laughed at Tamar, haven’t liked her since. She down plays other people’s feelings all the time but wants sympathy when it’s her,” another viewer tweeted.
Someone else wrote: “I think Amanda should’ve corrected her facial expressions. But Loni wanting people to be understanding reminds me of when Tamar cried because of comments about her looking like a muppet. Loni’s face definitely wasn’t supportive. It only matters to people when it affects them.”
But others claimed that they are two totally different situations.
“This is NOT the same thing,” one person declared. “Tamar got called a muppet in retaliation for being a BULLY. Loni was addressing poverty and food inaccessibility under capitalism. Y’all disgust me.”
Amanda Seales seemingly addresses her reaction
As the online conversation grew, Seales suggested that she was not trying to be shady or rude — but that she was simply caught off guard when Love began to cry.
She “liked” a tweet from a fan that said: “I think she was just surprised on where the cry came from.” She has yet to directly comment and elaborate on her reaction.
Love has not said anything, either — and neither has Braxton. Following her 2016 departure from The Real, Braxton immersed herself in her work. She moved on to a new show and hasn’t really looked back since.
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