Last Thursday Tamar Braxton confirmed that she tried committing suicide. That news came to a shock to all of us. She confirmed that it was because of the toxic TV Environment and being part of a reality TV show.
“I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world,” the singer and reality-TV personality wrote in a long missive posted on social media.
Tamar Braxton: The Social Media statement:
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First and foremost, Thank you. Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago. Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy. I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world. Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )
The new show named “Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!” was going to release on the 30th of July but is pushed back to as far as the 10th of September. This happened after her boyfriend found her lying unconscious in her hotel room in LA on the 16th of July. after this, she was immediately hospitalized.
She said that her portrayal on Television despite being a good mother was very intoxicating. She mentioned how it was the only thing that mattered to the public. Tamar Braxton was very vocally upset with WeTv (which is were the new show will air). The attitude of the Executives was compared with slavers from the old time. This is a very concerning argument in light of recent events.
Tamar Braxton had changed her middle name to slave on social media handle. She blames TV for creating a Toxic work environment that affected her mental health. She has decided to get professional help taking into consideration her 7-year-old son – Logan that she had with her ex-husband Vince. They both appeared on “Tamar and Vince” together.
We hope a great recovery for her and the problem Black women and colored people suffer on TV should be checked.