If you’re a fan of Insecure like I am then you know that the series usually causes major Twitter debates following every episode. From relationships to friendships to career life and everything in between, there’s always a discussion to be had following the highly-acclaimed series. But in the five seasons that the show has been on the air, we haven’t seen a debate quite like this.
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In the season 5 premiere on Sunday night, we caught up with Issa and her friends as they attended an alumni weekend at their alma mater, Standford. In one scene, Amanda Seales’ character, Tiffany DuBois, was seen wearing a sweater with the sorority’s Greek letters which caused Twitter and some members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority who watched the show took to take to the social app to express their concern over Insecure’s usage of the organization’s logo.
After the conversation escalated, the 40-year-old actress took to Instagram to respond to fans questioning whether or not she was a member of the historically Black sorority, saying “I’m not a soror. I’m an actress and I’m playing a character on a TV show. And I think reality TV done really got folks f—– up because, you know, it’s like it’s all the same but it’s [not] … I’m just playing a character! That’s it. Y’all know that though, but some of y’all don’t. I feel like some folks really forget.”
Following the public exchange, the Sorority now appears to plan to address the situation after an email from the Organization’s executive director was posted to social media claiming that the usage of the Greek letters was “not authorized.”
Check out the email courtesy of The Neighborhood Talk.
While others continued to express their concern over the possible unauthorized usage of the trademarked Greek letters based on a statement posted on the AKA website, which reads “Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority badge, the coat of arms (Sorority crest), the name Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (Inc.), the name Ivy Leaf, the sound Skee-Wee and the term Fashionetta are federally registered trademarks with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.”
And with the conversation still brewing, Issa Rae took to Twitter again on Tuesday to show that she’s seemingly unbothered with the discussion, posting a clip from her YouTube series the Misadventures of An Awkward Black Girl where she touched on Greek life.
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Got to love Issa’s sense of humor about the situation!
Black Twitter Reacts To Insecure’s Use of AKA Sorority Logo, Issa Rae Responds was originally published on hellobeautiful.com