Luenell Campbell has a problem with NeNe Leakes, and she’s not afraid to share it with the world.
The comedian took to Instagram on Saturday to address how she feels about reality stars going on comedy tours— in venues she’s worked hard to get in to.
“I just find it ironic that these days, it seems like any reality show celebrity or celebrity of any type who wants to pop up and call themselves a comic, can,” she says. Adding, “But a comic can’t just pop up and as easily get a show! Anybody can just walk into our profession, grab $$$ and when they get tired… they just stop and go back to the comfort of television. If I sound salty, it’s because I am!”
Leakes isn’t the only celebrity to venture into comedy without formal training. Television host Wendy Williams periodically does one-woman comedy shows based on her life.
“I’m expecting big things out of her tonight, and this is just the beginning,” Luenell said before entering Williams’s Las Vegas show in 2014. Adding, “Because everybody knows, that when she puts her mind to anything, she knocks it on down.”
Double standard? Maybe.
And of course Leakes was quick to respond and point that out.
Leakes says, “I never said I was a comedian, so be clear about that!” Adding, “I find it ironic that you took the time to comment on the moves I make but you had no problem helping Wendy Williams and you had no problem coming on my show filming with Claudia Jordan.”
Both have valid points, and yet, both are still making money using their talent. So can anyone really be mad at that?