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Co-host of “The Real” daytime talk show, Loni Love, is catching some heat for statements she made about Black women.

In a segment for the show, Love talked about being an ambassador for the “reimagined” Weight Watchers or WW program. She shared with her co-hosts — Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Bailon, Jeannie Mai, and Amanda Seales — different plates of foods that can be broken down into “points” for people who use the program. The women then guessed how many points foods like salmon, turkey bacon and ice cream would be. The goal was to keep the daily diet under 36 points, and in most cases, the food items were less points than the women had predicted.

Love wrapped up the segment by saying, “Let me tell y’all, I did not know how to eat.” Then she breaks into tears and continued, “Growing up in the projects, we just had to eat what we could.”

“I know it sounds funny,” she continued, supposedly alluding to her crying. “But a lot of women in the African American community, we don’t know how to eat because we grew up that way.”

She ended with, “Thank you to WW because we wanted to do this to help our brothers and sisters…everybody but especially I see ya’ll out there. I see ya’ll at my comedy shows and ya’ll like we need to get healthier and that’s the reason why we’re doing this just to make ya aware of what’s happening in the community. You can eat and not starve and you can still lose weight.”

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