AKA Sorority Releases Statement Accusing Issa Rae’s ‘Insecure’ of ‘Unauthorized’ Brand Use

by Shine My Crown Staff
Photograph by Raymond Liu / HBO

The controversy surrounding the use of the AKA sorority’s letter continues.

The sorority had released a statement accusing the show of unauthorized usage of its brand.

“Dear Sorors: We were made aware of the unauthorized use of our brand on the HBO show Insecure early yesterday morning (Monday, October 25, 2021) and are taking steps to protect our brand. Please allow the Corporate Office to handle this matter. We all have a duty to protect our brand,” the statement obtained by The Neighborhood Talk reads.

They are calling on sorors to cease engagement regarding the show.

“You can do your part by refraining from engaging with anyone involved with the show or with anyone, including other sorors, on social media about this matter. Thank you for your continued assistance and cooperation.”

After the season premiere, Amanda Seales responded to the backlash from the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. after her character, Tiffany, repped the sorority in the debut episode of the final season.

“You all may have Googled it, and then this site, answerstoall.com, answers to some, because you got these answers wrong this time, saying s—t that ain’t true,” Seales begins in the video posted to Instagram.

Tiffany wore a $3,000 pink and green Gucci outfit. The sorority’s colors are salmon pink and apple green. Tiffany also sported a cardigan with an “A,” for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., much to the dismay of some of the viewers. Tiffany later asked Molly, a fellow AKA, if she would take part in a sorority activity.

“I am not a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. My school, SUNY Purchase, didn’t even have a chapter. And by the time I went to grad school, I was too involved in the Me Phi Me of it all,” she continued.

Rae also responded after being called out by a soror: “Oh s—t, let me tell @HBO to delete the one of the upcoming episodes then, hold on,” she tweeted.

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