Amanda Sells looked completely on and off Real.
After noticing what it says is a similarity between the artwork used for a portion of the show and its gaming display logo Witty, funny & black, Sales went on social media and attacked the show. She wrote a long letter on Instagram describing the program as unoriginal and “low grade” because it was a “disgusting sting” for her trademark.
Amanda Sells called “The Real” the artwork used in a modern show
Sales publication came the same day that Real It’s back with a new season. It stopped broadcasting earlier in the summer to give its hosts some much-needed time to rest as well as to find out about their alternatives after Sells and Tamera Morey Housley left the show Garcelle Beauvais was eventually tapped to fill their seats and went on to debut on Monday, September 18th.
At one point in the episode, she and her co-hosts – Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, and Jeannie Mai – began talking about the Black Lives Matter movement where a slogan with “Black Lives Matter University” appeared on the screen. The words were in bold letters and on a banner with a flame emblem sitting below it.
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Amanda Sells Says “The Real” Stole Her “Smart Funny & Black” Show
Sales claimed that after capturing the winds of the artwork Real He copied a logo for Witty, funny & black – Game show that sees contestants answer questions about black and pop culture. Sales, as he shares pictures of each logo, wrote in an Instagram post:
Back that day it shows it’s a low-grade and even lower-class vibration. Just to be clear, this is an awful sting to my brand “Smart Funny & Black” in an attempt to raise awareness of The Real programming. They couldn’t find any other way to do this without being a bite of my creativity. Yes, I am saying this on social media because the constant stealing of black work (even when supported by other BIPOC) should be called F out and also because this is the greatest amount I will give before going daily and creating more stupidity that will inevitably steal The least talented individuals / morally / connected to our ancestors. Happy two. vote!
As of this writing, Real She has not yet responded to her allegations.
The Instagram post comes just months after she decided to leave the show. Sales announced in June that it had decided not to return for the next season, citing censorship issues. She was only on the show for six months at the time after being chosen to replace Tamar Braxton, who was fired in 2016 for reasons that remain unclear.