The Real, co-hosts Loni Love and Tamera Mowry and others tell it like it T H IS as they discussed some of the bleak realities of show business and the plight of Black women in a negative light on reality TV.
Love said, “I just don’t like the fact that you have African-American women on shows that are putting each other down like this. I don’t like it and I don’t watch this stuff.”
After co-host Jeannie Mai opened it up to women in general, Love countered with an important distinction between the roles Black women get versus white.
“But the difference is though Jeannie that they give other women… especially white women, they give them shows,” she explained. “The reason why these sisters are doing what they doing if you want to be real about it is they trying to keep that check. OK, that’s why they doing it.”
Co-host Tamera Mowry added her view to the conversation.
“And if we’re really gonna be real about it, for people who have done reality shows, honestly the reason why my sister and I stopped doing our reality show,” she said. “One of the main reasons is because they wanted to turn us into that. We were not gonna have any part of that drama.
“My sister and I are all about positivity and love and especially for the African-American community,” Tamera continued. “But this is the issue you guys, Black people fighting like that actually rate. People watch that kind of stuff. So if you don’t want to see African-Americans and women and anybody fighting like that all the time, stop watching it!”
Tell us how you really feel ladies! But one question, don’t they have the very women they are talking about as “co-hosts” for the same reasons, ratings and keeping their paychecks flowing?
No ratings, no show, no coins = homeliness and starvation ladies.