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Since comedian Katt Williams’ appearance on Shannon Sharpe’s “Club Shay Shay,” celebrities have been conveying their truths regarding the entertainment industry with stride and gusto but now without the court of public opinion.

Insecure alum Amanda Seales has been making waves in the news after her appearance on the popular podcast revealing why she no longer has an interest in “protecting” Issa Rae.

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During the interview, Seales addressed the longstanding tensions between her and Rae. Despite her initial reluctance to discuss the matter publicly, Seales felt compelled to share her perspective, emphasizing her desire to protect Rae’s reputation.

The rift allegedly began when Seales was asked to leave a pre-Emmys party in 2019 by Rae’s publicist, Vanessa Anderson. Despite Rae’s insistence that she wasn’t involved, the incident marked the beginning of strained relations between them.

“I have never talked about this publicly, because it has always been incredibly important to me to protect Issa,” Seales said. “Because I know that Issa is doing something within this business that so few people get to do.”

Seales expressed confusion over the source of the discord and lamented how her efforts to support Rae had seemingly backfired, with false narratives about her behavior circulating. Despite feeling isolated by the rest of the cast, Seales remained committed to speaking her truth, challenging perceptions of Rae’s empowerment of women. She concluded that while she had always prioritized protecting Rae, she no longer felt it was her responsibility to do so.

“It’s at a point now where my protecting of Issa has become turned onto me and something that people are using against me,” she explained. “There’s a whole narrative that is completely false that people keep spinning. They keep saying that I’m this mean girl on this set, that I harmed these people on this set.”

She continued by stating she had no interest in causing commotion on set given that Rae was her superior,

“It’s your show. You are my boss,” she detailed. “I don’t even have the capacity to be the mean girl here. Because you can fire me. There’s no way for me to be a mean girl in this situation.”

Seales argued that the harm had already been inflicted, leading to the rest of the cast excluding her,

“Everybody knows what’s going on,” she said. “They don’t say nothing to me. And that’s just f–kin’ mean.”

When Sharpe mentioned a discussion he had with actor and comedian Lil Rel Howery, who praised Rae for her ability to empower women, Seales was adamant about her feelings.

“I disagree,” she responded. “She wasn’t empowering to me. She didn’t feel like I deserved to be protected.”

Seales concluded,

“I have still always protected her because I felt like it was my responsibility to do so. But it is not.”

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Coping With Work Betrayal From Your Boss

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Being betrayed by someone we trust is a painful experience, especially when that person is our boss, who significantly influences our career and livelihood.

Whether it’s taking credit for our hard work, denying promised promotions, or publicly shaming us for others’ mistakes, the repercussions of such betrayals can be profound.

Boss betrayal can erode our ability to trust, dampen our optimism, and distort our judgment of complex situations. Our brains often perceive betrayal as a form of trauma, leading us to expect it to recur.

In response, we may engage in defensive behaviors that inadvertently harm us. While we cannot change our boss’s behavior, we can prevent their actions from negatively impacting us.

By holding firm to our values, recognizing patterns of betrayal, maintaining trust in others, practicing forgiveness, and addressing negative emotions, we can protect ourselves from becoming someone we don’t want to be.

Ultimately, our boss’s choices to betray are theirs alone, and we have the power to decide how we let those actions affect us.

Emil Flemmon

Èmil Flemmon is the Managing Editor for the 360 Baseline Movement. The Atlanta-based editor, red carpet interviewer, writer, and photographer, has had a career spanning over a decade in the editorial industry. His work has been featured in Kontrol Magazine, The Atlanta Voice, Blavity, Aspire TV, REVOLT, The Jasmine Brand, and Where Y'at Magazine in New Orleans. His mission is to help journalists and publicists have better connectivity and relationships exclusively through the movement.

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