*On Monday, April 27, on The Real From Home, each co-host brings Girl Chat from her home, during the current pandemic.
Co-host Loni Love reminds viewers that The Real is here to advocate, educate and inform, even while entertaining, no matter how sensitive the topic, and she encourages people to reach out to their representatives to ask for help during the current pandemic.
Co-host Amanda Seales explains why it’s so important for her to be an advocate for people of color, and how each of her co-hosts also advocates for topics that are important to them.
Chris Harrison joins the ladies from his home to chat about The Bachelor Presents: Listen To Your Heart, and also his hopes for getting The Bachelorette back into production soon for the sake of the crew.
And rappers Remy Ma and Papoose check-in from their home with daughter Reminisce! They discuss why they chose to remain in New York City during the COVID-19 outbreak, and their thoughts on the disproportionate number of African-Americans who have contracted the virus.
And The Real reaches out to help Voniette Smith in Asheboro, NC, who, along with her husband and her son, was laid off from her job, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Community Needs Advocates And The Real Is Here To Do That
Loni Love: You remember about a month ago when I got emotional when I was talking about my eating habits, and it got displayed as I said, “All black women don’t know how to eat.” And I’m like, “That was not it, that was not the message.” And sometimes, you know, especially on this show, we’re having conversations that nobody else gives a damn about. OK, I’m just gonna be honest. And sometimes it’s embarrassing, and sometimes – and everyone’s entitled to their opinion, but things that we talk about are hitting people in certain ways. I applaud you ladies, and I want to give applause…
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Loni: Because you guys talk about things that affect you and we’re advocates, and sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it might be slightly embarrassing, but we’re never saying anything on this show to make people feel bad. We’re trying to either start a conversation, educate, inform, as we like to entertain too. But we have to, you know, like you said, Amanda, advocacy is the key, but we have to be the forefront of it. And these corporations – you’re going to see. Because there are over 22 million people that are unemployed. These corporations are going to have to give back to our communities and it’s up to us to make sure. And you know how you do that? You go and vote, you send a tweet out to your elected officials – if you can send a tweet out to Drake and Beyoncé, send a tweet out to your elected official and say, “I need help, ok, and you need to fix it.” So, that’s what we have to do, and that’s what I see, Jeannie, for me, as part of a solution. And we have to keep working with people that actually care and can have voices to speak out to the communities, that’s this show, that’s people like the Angela Ryes, the Charlamagnes, the Amandas, the Killer Mikes – that’s what we – in my opinion, that’s what we have to do. And I’m gonna give myself a hand clap.
Amanda Seales: Give yourself an applause!
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.