Tamar Braxton’s dedicated fans are threatening to boycott The Real ahead of its Season 3 premiere.
Four months after it was revealed that Tamar had been sensationally fired from the daytime talk show, Braxton’s fans flocked to social media to make it clear that they would not be tuning in to the upcoming season without the Braxton Family Values star, even calling for a complete boycott.
“Don’t watch The Real, because they were not real about TAMAR. Boycott the real!” Twitter user @cherriselee tweeted out ahead of the show’s upcoming premiere, while social media user @soforreal29 added, “RT! we Stan for Tamar and how The Real did her so wrong! Do not watch the The Real anymore!” alongside the hashtag #BoycottTheReal.
“I’m unable to watch the real without my auntie Tamar in her seat so the new season is a no go,” @Mellow_Bri1x added on the 140-character site as fans called for a boycott, while @AliceJenkins54 claimed, “Sorry to say my family and I will no longer watch The Real because Tamar Braxton was the REAL.”
As reported by IBTimes.com, The Real is set to return for season 3 on September 12, cutting down the co-hosts from five to four following Braxton’s departure and seeing Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adrienne Bailon return to their positions without their former co-host.
It was originally reported that Tamar would be replaced on the show after being let go earlier this year, though the show’s new promotional material appears to suggest that the series will now go forward with only Adrienne, Loni, Jeannie and Tamer as Braxton’s fans threaten to boycott before the Season 3 premiere.
Lovebscott.com previously claimed that those behind the scenes of the daytime talk show had a number of stars in the running to take over Tamar Braxton’s departed seat, reporting last month that former Spice Girl and America’s Got Talent judge Mel B was in the running alongside to take over from Braxton as was singer and actress Ashanti.
The site also claimed at the time that rapper Eve and singer Monica were also possible replacements for Braxton.
Loni also confirmed producers were contemplating Tamar’s replacement but revealed on The Tom Joyner Morning Show earlier this year that Braxton’s place on the show would more likely be filled by guest co-hosts when the series continues this month.
“Let me say this about season three of The Real, we want to thank the fans for supporting us. Season 3 is going to be phenomenal,” Love said on the radio show when asked about Braxton leaving the talk show.
“I know there are a lot of changes that are happening,” Loni confirmed before the boycott calls, hinting that the daytime talk show will be different following Tamar’s departure. “Warner Brothers is making the decision of what they want to do as far as a co-host. I think it’ll be guest co-hosts.”
The reports come shortly after Tamar put her former co-hosts on serious blast on social media, accusing her former co-stars of using her for publicity and even claiming that Tamera and Adrienne only attended her son’s third birthday party earlier this year in an attempt to “save their a**es.”
“Baby, they came took [pics] and left,” Braxton told a fan who asked about the current status of her friendship with Bailon and Mowry-Housley according to BET, who she claimed to be close with during their time on the show.
“You’ve heard of let me save my a** right?” Braxton added.
Tamar also denied that she and her former co-stars were still friendly following her firing from the show back in May, telling her followers in a now deleted tweet that she actually hasn’t spoken to any of her former The Real co-stars in recent months.
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