Whew Chillay!!! The beef between Mo’Nique and Oprah Winfrey has taken an interesting turn, to say the least. Mo’Nique took to Instagram Wednesday to file her grievances with Winfrey, calling her out for racism and not including all criminals in the same category.
She starts out, “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, ” wrote Mo’Nique, attached to a picture she posted of herself and Oprah Winfrey during happier times.instagram
Mo’Nique continued with her letter stating, “You did an interview on the CBS Morning Show. You were asked about Harvey Weinsten 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 a 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.”
Oprah Winfrey Went Against the Wishes of Mo’Nique
Check out the clip below Mo’Nique is referencing; where Winfrey made her stan clear by featuring the MJ’s accusers who made appearances in the HBO documentary, Finding Neverland. It was a one-hour special called After Neverland. Furthermore, the special featured her conducting intimate interviews with the accusers (whom once said MJ never abused them) yet are now claiming that MJ did in fact sexually abusing them. However, when asked why the conflicting stories, they said they didn’t recognize it as abuse, since Michael was so nice and all.
Subsequently, the Precious actress continues the tongue lashing to Miss Oprah: “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.”
At this time, she continues, “Or do you look for the silver lining for both? like you said you did for H.W.? The only difference between the two is their skin color and doesn’t H.W. have way more accusers?” she wrote.
With Mo’Nique’s foot still on Winfrey’s neck, she continues “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?” Mo said. She concluded by pleading with Winfrey to consider her perspective and declaring love for her.
“When I was sixteen and I met 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'”.instagram