'It Doesn't Feel Good to My Soul'
"I can't speak to my people the way they have to be spoken to," Amanda Seales said
Amanda Seales Leaving the important After 6 Months on the Show: 'It Doesn't Feel Good to My Soul'
Amanda Seales is saying goodbye to the important .
The 38-year-old comedian announced her decision to depart the daytime chat show during an Instagram survive Tuesday, saying she chose to not renew her contract six months after joining because the fifth co-host.
"My contract is up at the important , and that i didn't renew it," she said.
Seales said she felt she wasn't ready to express herself properly as a Black woman on the show.
"It doesn't feel good to my soul to be at an area where I can't speak to my people the way they have to be spoken to," she said. "And where the folks that are chatting with me in despairing ways aren't being handled."
She continued: "I'm not at an area where, as a full Black woman , I can have my voice and my co-workers even have their voices, and where the people at the highest aren't respecting the need for black voices to be at the highest , too."
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In an Instagram Story on Wednesday, Seales denied any issues together with her co-hosts Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Houghton.
"Do not attempt to create some false dissention between me and therefore the co-hosts of the important . Y'all so f—ing corny. there's an entire pandemic and an uprising happening , and you continue to can't find s— else attempt to do"> to try to to but try and create some quite conflict that does not exist? I didn't unfollow Loni Love. i have never unfollowed anybody," she said. "What ya'll don't understand is grown women do grown women business. that is what y'all don't understand, and what I gotta do with my business ain't got nothing to try to to with them sisters."
Love, 48, shared Seales' Instagram video, writing, "You make me laugh, you create me think, you create me be a far better woman... many thanks @amandaseales .."
A rep for the important didn't immediately return PEOPLE's request for comment.
Before officially joining the show, Seales had served as a guest co-host several times in 2019. Original panelist Tamar Braxton was fired in 2016 and publicly blamed her co-hosts before apologizing three years later.
Amanda Seales Leaving the important After 6 Months on the Show
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