Mo’Nique has been on quite the crusade of late as she tries to rally up the troops for her Netflix boycott.
And while this time she’s campaigning against perceived race and gender bias, the episode has seen her bring up an earlier issue with Oprah Winfrey and Lee Daniels.
Stressing Hollywood’s bigger with under-compensating, she has been re-treading her time promoting ‘Precious’ as an example.
Indeed, as many will remember, the comedienne demanded to be compensated from the film studio to promote the movie internationally. She would later go on to claim that Daniels (who, together with Winfrey, tried to convince her to participate in promotion) let her know that she had been “blacklisted” due to her lack of compliance.
In a new interview to promote ‘Wrinkle In Time,’ Winfrey was quizzed about it squarely.
See what she had to say, as well as Mo’s response below…
Global Grind Interview: @Oprah speaks out about the negative comments that she’s been receiving and why she doesn’t entertain negative energy with a response. A MUST SEE. The FULL interview is on GlobalGrind.com right now. Shout-Out to our Entertainment Editor, @blogxilla! • #GlobalGrind #AWrinkleInTime
To which Mo’Nique quickly responded with…
@Oprah there is a difference between negativity for the sake of being negative and there is a difference between the truth which may be negative. If you notice what your not saying is I’ve lied about anything and that is very telling don’t you think. #truthwillsetyoufree
— Mo’Nique Worldwide (@moworldwide) February 24, 2018
Kudos to Oprah for offering up a blanket response that was more than sufficient to cover Mo’Nique’s hoopla without saying her name and giving her what she ultimately wants (attention).
Echoing earlier sentiments about her broader argument, Mo’s motives feel more self serving and lack the rationalization that a “resumé” can only carry one so far.
Granted there is a very real issue with Hollywood’s antics when it comes to minorities (that must be addressed), what can Mo’Nique truly respond with when asked “What have you done for me lately?” In most of these interviews, she consistently points to 2016’s ‘Almost Christmas’ (which was a success). But she neglects to remember that only recently did she publicly clash with that film’s producer Will Packer over her antics and pay-games.
At this point with Mo’Nique, she’s peddling the idea that it’s everyone else’s fault all the time and never hers. Thus making it a struggle to take her seriously in any which way.