NeNe Leakes posts petition and says fans should boycott ‘RHOA’
The petition is close to reaching its 10,000 signatures target
NeNe Leakes left Bravo and it sounds like she wants her fans to come to her.
The TV personality and actress recently spoke out against the network and posted a # BoycottBravo petition on her Twitter account on Monday. Leaks beat Bravo for not treating the "black women who created shows" fairly and instead claiming they were downgraded.
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"Are you ready to declare this boycott?" What happened behind the scenes is FALSE! While others were being promoted, BLACK WOMEN, who created shows, created genres, built franchises and built networks, became DEMOTED… TURN YOUR TV'S, ”the reality star tweeted.
The petition calls on Bravo for racial prejudice and also mentions Mariah Huq, the star of Married to Medicine.
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“This petition alerts Bravo TV that fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta and Married to Medicine shows are holding them accountable for their dirty deeds, particularly in connection with the unfair and biased treatment they have shown against their African American talent, specifically NeNe Leakes and Mariah Huq, ”says the petition.
The petition is close to reaching its 10,000 signatures target.
“This action by the Bravo Network is an affirmation of the systemic racism and inequality that the African American community is currently facing and struggling with in society. What NeNe as an African American is committed to change, ”the petition continued.
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“Bravo, we fans are aware of our power and know that a lack of viewers would affect the future success of this network. Fans, we ask that you sign this petition and work for equality between NeNe and Mariah and all African American talents in this network. "
Leakes left the RHOA franchise in 2015, but returned in 2017, according to US magazine. In September, she announced that she was leaving the show.
"It was not an easy decision for me. It was difficult," she said on a YouTube video. "I'm just so happy to say that I was part of a genre that opened the doors to Black Ensemble reality shows has opened. I want to thank everyone who has looked up to me over the years. … I want to thank Bravo for all the memories. … Thanks to the cast for all the memories. "
theGrio asked Leakes and Huq for a comment and didn't hear about it at the time of publication.
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