Two weeks after Tamar Braxton was hospitalized in Los Angeles for suicide attempt, the former real the co-host released a powerful statement on the impact of reality television on her mental health.
“I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked and underpaid,” Braxton wrote on social media on Thursday. “Two months ago, I wrote a letter asking to get rid of what I considered excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the death I experienced. My cry for help went completely ignored. However, the demands continued. … Who I was [began] to mean almost nothing, because that̵
Braxton went on to point out that “the figures of reality television have no union, no coat of arms, no official representation that protects our work, our rights, our votes. They promise us an opportunity, but they produce exploitation that has only developed a poor performance of blacks in show business. “
After thanking his fans for their support, Braxton promised to “do my best to help those who [suffer] from mental illness, including those of us [whose] mental illness was the result only of the toxic, systematic slavery he inhabited [in] television. Only God’s grace and His mercy to my attempt to end the pain and my life are here to use my voice. “
Read Braxton’s statement below:
Regular member of the cast of WE tv’s Braxton Family Values since 2011, Braxton has also been involved against his wife, Vince Herbert Tamar and Vince from 2012 to 2017. She co-hosted The real one from 2013 to 2016, during which she (along with her fellow co-hosts) was nominated for two Daily Emmy Awards.
Although she was forced to retire from Dancing with the stars in 2015 due to injury Braxton returned to the world of reality racing in 2019, winning the second season of Celebrity Big BrotherShe also filled in as a guest judge at Drag Race by RuPaul (twice) and HBO Max legendary,,
In the script ahead, Braxton has a guest star in episodes of The man of the soul,, To be Mary Jane,, In the cut and The brave and the beautiful,,
Braxton’s next reality television venture, Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life, was premiered on July 30 on WE TV, but has been postponed ever since. Watch the trailer below:
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