LisaRaye Slams Black Folks On Reality TV–Even Though She Had Her Own Reality Show

January 2, 2014  |  

For most people, reality TV is just over-the-top entertainment. You don’t think too deep into it, you watch it just to laugh or shake your head at the foolery of some folks. Sometimes it can even be harmless fun (like all the HGTV shows I’m addicted to). But for other people, like actress LisaRaye, reality TV is a hot mess, detrimental to our society and the youth. At least, that’s what she said in an interview with Sister 2 Sister. The Single Ladies star said that while the roles she might accept from time to time might not be what people always like, she says there’s a difference between what she does for a living, and acting a complete fool for money and 15 minutes of fame.

“I have a skill. I’m an actress. So, that means anytime the writers write something, I breathe the life into those words. That’s my part of the job. Reality ain’t never been that. Reality is, ‘Turn the camera on. Act the fool if you will or do what you want and we’re going to film this.’

I almost feel like when given an opportunity or a check, we’ll sing and dance, and it’s like, ‘I thank ya, master.’ I don’t appreciate it as a woman because, you know, kids are watching this.

People are walking over tables and slapping people. I’m thinking that would never happen to me because there wouldn’t be no more show. It would be over after that. I couldn’t understand that fighting and the cussing.”

I’d have to agree that all the fighting and table shaking and bottle throwing is tired, but what makes all this interesting is the fact that LisaRaye actually had her own reality show. Remember LisaRaye: The Real McCoy on TV One? While she might not have acted as ratch as others do on reality shows (that’s a matter of opinion though), she still exposed a part of herself and her life to pay her bills, so is she really that above these reality stars? Let us know what you think.


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