“The Real” is basically the modern day dream of what Americans have desired to see in a group of tv show hosts for a long time. Although groundbreaking political commentary shows like “The View” had already been established, “The Real” felt like something that belonged to all of us. A fresh team of multi-ethnic beautiful women who speak their minds and get vulnerable with their audience. What more could someone ask for? Well, with great success there is always a downside. Nobody is above criticism, and for one of the hosts “Loni Love” there is no shortage of it.
If you need a quick rundown on questionable circumstances “The Real” co-hosts have dived into by consequence of things they’ve said then you’ve come to the right place. From the start of this feminist experiment, there have been rocky moments. With dynamic co-host Tamar Braxton being fired from the show in a surprising fashion, and Loni stirring up the pot because of her sideways comments about Shannon Boody a popular Sexologist with a dedicated following on Youtube, drama just seems to follow this show. But, this recent squabble might take the cake. In a new clip released on the “The Real’ Youtube page the topic of Kevin Hart's “Netflix” documentary was brought up, and then a more serious conversation of cheating was laid on the table. When discussing why men in power cheat Loni drug black men into the conversation. She proceeded to say that black men basically don't know how to maintain committed relationships.
Her co-host Adrienne Bailon swooped in, probably in an effort to force some damage control and said that this is a general thing. That all men can have issues with staying faithful and that this character flaw is not specific to black men. Loni by the support of recently added co-host Amanda Seales who has her own public problems cosigned Loni’s comments. After the women on the panel seemed to get visibly uncomfortable Loni continued to try and justify this statement. She baselessly made an argument that slavery and the splitting up of families have held such a profound mark on Black Americans that it’s pushed black men to not value the traditional family unit. Now, the remnants of slavery are still well preserved in the American societal construct. But, to tie that into the generalization of an entire group of men is irresponsible and simply wrong.
With anyone who has an opinion on a sea of a plethora of people who have a connection through race or culture. Please, it would be wise to educate yourself on the fact that these people also have their own particular nuances and perspectives. To speak out on anything is such a generalized way is undeniably risky. Especially if you decide to voice that aggressively through the vehicle that is national television. This could be a learning experience for Loni, maybe she will have an “AHa moment” and understand that your personal reality is probably not that of the masses, and you can not judge inclusively about anything that you’ve experienced exclusively.