"The Real" was once a daytime talk show I was in full support of but more and more I am seeing the reasons why simply having women of color on TV is not enough of a good thing to get my views.
Because of this reason I made sure to support thirst test runs on FOX and continue to watch their showing on late night BET. I could even stand to watch the same topics week after week about "getting coins", make up tips, relationships, and the overall hyper-feminine discussions they seam to repeat. However, little by little I started noticing the subtle nuances on insensitive cultural and ethnic phrases and discussions cast behind "The Real's" discussion table. In one episode, the women discuss keeping "a Judy" around or a male gay best friend to keep your relationship with your spouse or boyfriend alive. They concluded that having "a Judy" meant you would have to talk your man's ear off. This put me off as I sat and watched grown women sit and talk about gay men as if they were purses or commodities to their life and their center story.