Wednesday, January 26, 2022

On ‘The Real’: DJ Envy Responds To Recent Colorism Interview Backlash

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*On Tuesday, February 13, the hosts of “The Real” give their opinions of former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama’s portraits. Plus, the ladies talk about Gladys Knight’s recent plastic surgery rumors and co-host Jeannie Mai reveals the time she got a botched Botox job.

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Later, radio personality DJ Envy and his wife, Gia Casey stop by to talk about their new podcast, The Casey Crew Podcast and he responds to the recent backlash over his comments about colorism in the Breakfast Club interview with Love & Hip Hop Miami star, Amara La Negra.

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DJ Envy Responds To Recent Colorism Interview Backlash

DJ Envy Responds To Recent Colorism Interview Backlash

Adrienne Houghton: Now Envy, I have to ask you recently received a bit of backlash after the interview with The Breakfast Club with Amara La Negra about colorism and it existing in the Latin community. Is there anything you want to clear up?

DJ Envy: You know, I’m not Puerto Rican or Dominican…

Adrienne: We swear! We claim you.

DJ Envy: I know everyone swears I’m Puerto Rican or Dominican or I’m Latino. I’m not. I’m actually African-American, full.

Adrienne: Yes.

Loni Love: Full?

DJ Envy: Full. Full, so I don’t know what goes on in the Latin community, so when I ask, I ask because I honestly don’t know. I don’t watch Telemundo, Univision I don’t watch those shows. So if I’m asking it’s because I really don’t know. And people are upset because I didn’t know, but how could I possibly know if I’m not Latin. I’m African- American. My mother’s from Virginia, my dad’s from uh… it’s not Dominican its Dominica.

Adrienne: Yes.

DJ Envy: Which is a West Indian island.

Adrienne: A completely different place.

DJ Envy: A completely different place. So, I didn’t know. I asked, and people got upset because I didn’t know. But that’s the best thing about doing interviews, you ask people.

Loni: Right. And I think…

Adrienne: And I think it’s best if you don’t know to ask. That’s how you learn.

Loni: Exactly. And that’s why it’s important to have shows with diversity, so that we can find out about each other and be knowledgeable, so I respect you for that. You know.

DJ Envy: Thank you.

 

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About The Real

Led by bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy® nominated hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley all frankly say what women are actually thinking. THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour Emmy and NAACP Image Award nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET Her. The hosts’ unique perspectives are brought to life through candid conversations about their personal lives, current events, beauty, fashion and relationships (nothing is off limits). Unlike other talk shows, THE REAL hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invite viewers to reflect on their own lives and opinions. Fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have made THE REAL a platform for multicultural women. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real is led by Executive Producer, Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) and shot in Los Angeles, California.

 

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