*On Wednesday, October 26, The Real debates if “imitation is the highest form of flattery” when discussing the backlash comedian Amy Schumer has received from her “Formation” parody.  Co-host Loni Love emotionally explains how the tribute to Beyoncé celebrates women, but on the other hand, is still inappropriate.


Plus, The Real continues The Real Housewives of Atlanta Takeover Week with Housewife and former Miss USA, Kenya Moore, joining the ladies at the table.  Kenya weighs in on Donald Trump and body-shaming former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.

The Celebrity Apprentice alum also goes into detail on all the love and work it took to finally finish Moore Manor, including her pricey all-in-one toilet!  And, Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry (a.k.a “Paper Boi”) shares why so many people are tuning in to the hit FX show and describes working with Donald Glover as “one big family.”

The Real Addresses Amy Schumer’s Parody of Beyonce’s Formation:

Kenya Moore Sounds Off On Donald Trump & Body Shaming:

Bryan Tyree Henry Talks Donald Glover:

The Real Addresses Amy Schumer’s Parody of Beyonce’s Formation

 Loni Love:  I’m just torn between this.

Jeannie Mai:  Yes.

Loni:  Because I’m a comedian.  I know them [referring to Amy Schumer and her team] and I know where their intention was to be funny.  But I also am a black woman…

Jeannie:  Yes.

Loni:  And I understand what these black women who are protesting are talking about.  I understand.

[The Real audience claps.]
Loni:  When “Formation” came out, we’ve been going through all this civil unrest.  People are upset and um, a lot of black women feel like they’ve been put to the bottom.  Um, that they’ve been brushed aside and Beyonce came out and gave them some power.  When she came out at the Superbowl with that outfit on and she marching and she like on top of the police car in the video, she felt good.   She felt [Loni begins to cry] good about herself.

[The Real audience claps.]

Loni:  I don’t think Beyonce realized the power [Loni still emotional in tears] that she gave to a group of women.\

Adrienne Bailon:  Yeah.\

Loni:  So, I know some people are saying ‘oh, everybody lighten up.’  You don’t understand.  We have some issues in this country.  We need to get through these issues.\

[The Real audience claps.]

Loni:  And you’ve got to respect their point of view [Loni wiping tears from her face].  I’m crying because I can feel their pain.  I’m reading their comments.  Sisters, I understand where you all are coming from, but nobody is making fun of you all.  The thing is that when we have a show like this [pointing around the table to her fellow co-hosts], when you can put, you know, two and a half [referring to Tamera who is interracial].

[The Real co-hosts and audience laugh.]

Adrienne:  Don’t forget me 7% on this side.

Loni:  [referring to Adrienne] She’s 7% and [referring to Jeannie], she all the way Asian.  But she’s a woman of color.

[The Real audience claps.]

Loni:  We are making progress in this country.

[The Real audience cheers and claps.]\

Loni:  That’s why it’s important for us to keep pushing.

This show airs October 26th on The Real — check local listings.

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THE REAL is a daily, one-hour Emmy® nominated talk show on Fox Television Stations and in national syndication (check local listings), with a rebroadcast on cable network BET. Led by bold, diverse and outspoken hosts – Adrienne Bailon, Loni Love, Jeannie Mai and Tamera Mowry-Housley — these women reflect the home audience and unapologetically say what women are actually thinking. Their unique perspectives are brought to life through their candid conversations about topics ranging from their own personal lives to the news of the day to beauty, fashion and relationships. Emmy® nominated for Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment in its second season, THE REAL is unlike other talk shows, since each of the hosts are admittedly a “work in progress,” and fearlessly invites the viewers into their lives. Their fresh points of view, youthful energy and passion have turned the traditional talk show on its head. Produced by Telepictures Productions and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, The Real originates from Los Angeles. Rachel Miskowiec (Good Morning America, Katie, The Tyra Banks Show, Judge Hatchett, The Ricki Lake Show) is Executive Producer.