*On Monday, February 3, “The Real“ hosts discuss the big game this weekend and the controversy that Jay-Z and Beyoncé spawned by remaining seated through the National Anthem. Co-host Amanda Seales supports the couple’s decision to quietly protest the tradition, explaining that the statement is not about the NFL, but in line with former player Colin Kaepernick’s call to end police brutality and the racist undertones of the song.
The ladies praise Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s performances at the Halftime Show and co-host Adrienne Houghton proclaims how she and her family were proud to be Latinas while watching and applaud the representation of the Latin culture. Even co-host Loni Love was feeling the vibe!
Then, Dr. Oz calls via video chat to discuss the globally feared Novel Coronavirus. He provides precautions the public can take to prevent acquiring the virus, but points out that people should realize the flu is actually more prevalent and be more concerned about that.
Later, actress Chrissy Metz and songwriter Diane Warren stop by to talk about their Oscar-nominated song “I’m Standing With You” from the feature film Breakthrough. Chrissy also discusses that she has no problem blocking negative energy on social media, what is in store for her character on This Is Us, and how dealing with the condition her baby has on the show has resonated with so many viewers.
Amanda Agrees With Jay-Z & Beyonce’s National Anthem Protest
Amanda Seales: For what it’s worth, they weren’t kneeling. Um, and the other part of it is, like, I know me I don’t stand for The National Anthem, either. But also, they’re not in the game. Like, they’re not players in the game. I think that what Colin did was great. I think that the ghost of Colin Kaepernick didn’t let the Niners win.
(The Real hosts and audience laugh)
Amanda: But I, ya know, for what it’s worth, like, black folk for centuries have found ways- you know, we deal with micro-aggressions and we found ways to have micro-revolutions. And someone- and something of this nature… Their status, doing this on camera? Like, it is a statement. So, I feel like it was an opportunity for Colin to say, like, “I’m glad y’all are…” Even if to say, like, “I’m glad you had a change of heart. Maybe.” You know?
Adrienne Houghton: Ah.
Amanda: But, I love this.
Adrienne: You think it was a statement.
Amanda: It is a statement.
Jeannie Mai: It is a statement. Yeah.
Loni Love: Yeah. They not standing.
Amanda: Jay is not a loose-minded person. Like, that is a statement.
Jeannie: They weren’t, like, tired. That def- They weren’t tired and wanted a break.
Adrienne: Do you think it was okay to say we can support the NFL and still sit down? Was that the statement?
Tamera Mowry-Housley: That’s the question.
Amanda: I think “The Star-Spangled Banner” is not about the NFL. I think that even Colin Kaepernick’s protest wasn’t about the NFL and it wasn’t about “The Star-Spangled Banner”. It was about police brutality.
(The Real audience applauds)
Amanda: So, you know, for the record, “The Star-Spangled Banner” has racist references in it, as well. So, even to say that I don’t want to support that, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that, either. But, I think Beyoncé and Jay have proven over and over again that they’re artists and that they have a lot of stake and a lot of influence. And, so, this was powerful.
About The Real
THE REAL is a live daily, one-hour, two-time NAACP Image Award-winning and Emmy-nominated talk show now in its sixth season on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network Bounce. The bold, diverse and outspoken Emmy Award-winning hosts, Adrienne Houghton, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Amanda Seales, all frankly say what women are actually thinking. Their 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.