Alpha Kappa Alpha Unpacks Insecure’s Unexpected Drama


Issa Dee once stated, “Wasn’t expecting that, huh?”

The premiere of the fifth season of Insecure on Sunday, Oct. 24, the HBO comedy is facing criticism from Alpha Kappa Alpha for using colors and crests associated with the sorority. Issa, played by her co-creator, was featured in the episode. Issa Rae)—her friends Molly (Yvonne Orji), Kelli (Natasha Rothwell) and Tiffany (Amanda Seales)—returning to alma mater Stanford University for a reunion.

In the episode, Tiffany wore the signature pink and green colors, as well as the letters, of Alpha Kappa Alpha—implying that the character was a member of this sorority. It seemed that this upset some members of the sorority, as well as others. ViewerWrite “No Amanda Seales don’t have my letters on… wardrobe has gone too far.”

Another Comment? “Amanda Seales is an AKA right??”

After similar tweets sparked questions about Seales’ connection to Alpha Kappa Alpha, the actress eventually took to her Instagram Story and clarified: “Tiffany is a character on a TV show. I didn’t write the character, I play the character. I’m not a soror. I’m an actress and I’m playing a character on a TV show.”

In a separate social media, she added that Post? “When I am Tiffany, I do wear the letters with pride and regard and respect for those who crossed the burning sands.”