It is safe to state that Mo’Nique and Oprah Winfrey will not be going on trip together.
Today, the comic required to social media where she penned on an open letter to Oprah, and she knocked her for staying neutral in the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
Mo’Nique mentioned that there is a “disparity” in the method she dealt with Weinstein, Russell Simmons, and Michael Jackson.
Mo’Nique had this to state about Oprah’s hypocritical method of handling of the #MeToo scandals: “You also said ‘if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein, then we have lost the moment. When you either are or were going to be a part of a documentary on Michael Jackson and Russell Simmons, how is that not making it all about them?”
She continued with: “Remarkably, Sibling M.J. was acquitted, and departed, so how is he not off-limits? Russell and Harvey are implicated of the exact same thing, so in fairness, how do you not ‘support’ the accusers of both, as you stated you finished with R.S., or [did] you search for the silver lining for both like you stated you provided for H.W.?”
Mo’Nique went on to share her “personal experience” with Oprah by composing: “You’ve watched me as a black woman, be accused of being difficult for not promoting Precious internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry, and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment. How are you for black women when you hear Tyler on audio saying I was right and he was going to speak up, but you or he still haven’t said a word?”
The Valuable star added: “My sixteen-year-old self didn’t know that you, in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life ‘harder.’ Lastly, please consider standing by the people who are right and not just the ‘right people.’”
Responses to the message were blended at finest. This individual stated: “Monique is not healed from this! ????She couldn’t have shot her a text or email or handwritten letter?”
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Dear @oprah, I felt compelled to write you this open letter after observing the disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations. You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show and were asked about Harvey Weinstein by Norah O’Donnell, and you said as it pertained to him that you “always try to look at the Rainbow in the clouds, whatever is the “silver lining”. You also said “if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment”. When you either are, or were going to be a part of documentary on Michael Jackson, and Russell Simmons, how is that not making it all about them? Interestingly, Brother M.J. was acquitted, and deceased, so how is he not off limits? Russell and Harvey are accused of the same thing so in fairness how do you not “support” the accusers of both as you said you did with R.S. or you look for the silver lining for both like you said you did for H.W.? The only difference between the two is there skin color and doesn’t H.W. have way more accusers? My personal experience with you is you’ve watched me as a black women be accused of being difficult for not promoting “Precious” internationally for Lions Gate, at Lions Gate, Tyler Perry and your request, despite the fact my deal was with Lee Daniels Entertainment. And, how are you for black women when you hear Tyler on audio saying I was right and he was going to speak up but you or him still haven’t said a word? When I was sixteen and I meet you at your local show in Baltimore, I told you I wanted to be just like you when I grew up. You responded, “ you have to work really really hard”. My sixteen year old self didn’t know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life “harder”. Lastly, please consider standing by the people who are right and not just the “right people”. Love you to life, Mo’Nique
One fan mentioned: “Oprah really forgot her roots ????????♂️, but nobody is responsible for your actions but you. Keep that in mind.”
A 3rd comment read: “A (well-deserved) read. Oprah’s actions and words aren’t adding up, and Mo’Nique just brought out the calculator.”
The 4th commenter shared: “Monique is always speaking facts, but other folks don’t be ready for her conversation.”
Oprah and Mo’Nique have actually been associated with this bitter fight given that dealing with Valuable in2009