5 Things Amanda Seales Clarifies About Herself In Viral ‘Club Shay Shay’ Interview

Amanda Seales has been labeled many derogatory terms throughout her career due to her candid takes, assertive tone, and blunt personality. However, the most recent episode of Shannon Sharpe‘s Club Shay Shay podcast may just change critics’ minds on why the multifaceted figure is the way she is.

Just a few months ago, the 42-year-old ranted that she didn’t feel recognized by Black media, leading various publications to create think-pieces regarding Seales’ “likability” and perceived presumptuous demeanor.

“I don’t get invited to Essence Women in Hollywood. I’ve never been invited to the NAACP Image Awards. I’ve been nominated for an Image Award, never been invited to the NAACP Image Awards. Never been honored at Black Girls Rock,” she began. “Like I’ve hosted these events. I literally hosted the BET Awards in 2020 at my f**ing house and I was not invited to the BET Awards since.”

In response, many agreed with the more popular perception of her, while others came to the defense of the “cultural commentator.”

“It’s because A LOT of people in that industry do not like her. She leaves a horrible taste in ppl’s mouths,” one person wrote on X following Seales’ video as another said, “She’s a talented and creative person and honest and opinionated. And they don’t like that.”

One person even suggested, “Amanda Seales might wanna consider going back to being Amanda Diva and leave us alone! Every 6 months she tells us how Black Hollywood don’t f**k with her.”

Seales has now had an official sit-down where she was able to let it all out, including sentiments about her upbringing, working on the show Insecure with Issa Rae, perceptions about herself, and much more. She’s even revealed a few new things such as recently being diagnosed as Autistic and participating in therapy to understand why people view her as they do.

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After watching the three-hour Club Shay Shay interview, VIBE has pulled five things that Amanda Seales clarified to the Sharpe and the world.