Amanda Seales Addresses 'Insecure' Fans About Wearing AKA Regalia: 'I'm An Actress!'
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Amanda Seales Addresses 'Insecure' Fans About Wearing AKA Regalia: 'I'm An Actress!'

Amanda Seales is explaining to Insecure fans that she isn't actually a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. after some members became upset at seeing Seales' character's outfit on Sunday's episode.

As reported by our sister site Blavity, Seales' character Tiffany DuBois, AKA in the finale season premiere, wore a pink and green Gucci outfit during her 10-year reunion at Stanford University. She also wore the Greek organization's letters and shield, leading some to believe she was actually an AKA, or that she wore the letters without permission.


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"I don't know why people keep asking me if I'm a soror. I am not a soror. Tiffany is a soror," she said in an Instagram Story, according to The Jasmine Brand. "Tiffany is a character on a TV show. I didn't write the character--I play the character! I'm not a soror--I'm an actress! And I'm playing a character on a TV show."

"I think reality TV got folks f---ed up becasue it's like, 'It's all the same!' But I'm just playing a character. That's it!" she continued. "Y'all know that though. But some of y'all don't I feel like some folks really forget."

She also talked about how some sites incorrectly cite her as an AKA.

“I am not a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority–my school SUNY Purchase didn’t even have a chapter!” she said. “…I would be honored to be a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, but I simply am not. When I am Tiffany, I do wear the letters with pride and regard and respect for those who did cross the burning sands.”

 

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Issa Rae has also made her voice known regarding the "controversy" by trolling one of the Twitter users who claimed it was "wildly disrespectful" for Seales to wear the shield.

“Oh s—, let me tell @HBO to delete…one of the upcoming episodes then, hold on,” she tweeted.

Insecure airs Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/9 p.m. CT on HBO.

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