Kevin Powell says his very first season of ‘The Real World’ 28 years ago foreshadowed many of the racial problems that have been brought to the forefront in America … bookended by the Capitol riots.
One of the OG stars of “The Real World: New York” appeared on “TMZ Live” Tuesday to explain how the controversial discussions he sparked with his housemates about racism are more pertinent than ever today … despite the fact no one seemed to take it seriously back then.
He says the cast — especially his friend, Norman Korpi — now fully acknowledges he was onto something … and their discussions are ongoing.
If ya don’t know, Kevin and the rest of the original cast reunited to film a ‘Homecoming’ docuseries … and cameras were rolling as they witnessed the January 6 insurrection together from their famous NYC loft.
Kevin likens what went down at the Capitol — along with the recent cases of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd — to the 1992 Los Angeles riots … which also occurred when the OG cast was together under one roof.
He tells us the recent events show no matter how much society has progressed, there’s still a lot of work to be done … and he hopes people see how his experience with his ‘Real World’ co-stars can make a positive impact.
BTW — “The Real World Homecoming: New York” is available now on Paramount+.