Two weeks after Tamara Braxton was hospitalized in Los Angeles for suicide attempt Real the co-host made a powerful statement about the impact of reality television on her mental health.
“I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overloaded and underpaid,” Braxton wrote on social media on Thursday. “I wrote a letter more than two months ago asking to get rid of what I considered excessive and unfair. I personally explained the death I experienced. My cry for help was completely ignored. However, the requirements remained. … Who I was [began] it means little, because only I would depicted on television it would matter. It witnessed the slow death of the woman I became, which pushed my will to fight. I felt I was no longer alive. I existed for the purpose of winning and the corporation̵7;s ratings, and it killed me. Mental illness is real. We must normalize the recognition of this and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. “
Braxton went on to say that “reality TV personalities have no union, no coat of arms, no official representation to protect our work, our rights, our voices. They promise us opportunity, but produce exploitation that only develops a bad image. black people in show business. “
After thanking fans for their support, Braxton promised to “do everything in my power to help those who [suffer] from mental illness, including ours [whose] mental illness was only the result of toxic, systematic captivity living [in] TV. I was here only for God’s grace and His mercy in my attempt to end my pain and my life. “
Read Braxton’s statement below:
Permanent member of the cast of WE TVs Braxton’s family values since 2011, Braxton has also spoken out against Vince Herbert’s then-husband in the back Tamar and Vince from 2012 to 2017. She worked as a co-author with Real from 2013 to 2016, during which she (along with her fellow roommates) was nominated for two Emmy Day awards.
Although she was forced to move away Dancing with the stars In 2015, due to injury, Braxton returned to the world realistic competition in 2019, winning the second season of Russia Celebrities Big Brother. She also served as a guest judge RuPaul race banner (twice) and HBO Max Legendary.
On the script of the front, Braxton filmed guests in episodes Man of the Soul,, Being Mary Jane,, In section and Bold and beautiful.
Braxton’s next realistic television venture, Tamar Braxton: Get a life, was premiered on July 30 on WE television, but has since been postponed. Watch the trailer below:
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