Amanda Seales on 'Club Shay Shay' (via Instagram)

Amanda Seales is the latest celebrity to join Shannon Sharpe on his “Club Shay Shay” podcast and she opened up about her recent Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnosis.

The comedian, actress, and activist said:

I recently was diagnosed as someone who has autism spectrum disorder, which is very difficult to identify in Black women because of racism. 

Shannon asked Amanda Seales to elaborate on the disorder and she explained:

It used to be called Asperger’s. But, that is no longer what it’s called because to my knowledge Asperger was a Nazi. 

What it simply means is that your brain functions in a different way so you’re neurodivergent and you also have certain tendencies that are considered outside of what the neurotypical way of things is. 

And a lot of times that can have you present in a manner that people misrepresent, which is the story of my life. 

In case you’re wondering… Neurodivergent is a non-medical term that describes people whose brains process information differently than most people.

Amanda Seales shared how that misrepresentation has manifested into all the chatter about her being “unlikable.”

When all of this started ballooning out of nowhere – people were saying, ‘You’re unlikable and you’re a bully – no, not you’re a bully – you’re being bullied and these were things…these were tropes that have been associated with me before.

But, I’m in a new level of visibility at this juncture and you get people saying things like, ‘You are difficult, you are mean, you are nasty’… and you know that you’re none of these things! 

Amanda became emotional as she discussed the recent conversations and headlines about her.

Related: Amanda Seales Sounds Off On Op-Eds About Her: ‘You Can’t Break Me’

Listen to Amanda Seales’ interview on “Club Shay Shay” below.

UPDATE: Amanda Seales later clarified that she has not been clinically diagnosed with ASD.

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