American comedian and actress, Mo’Nique has accused Oprah Winfrey of being racist, pulling black people down and making ‘her life’ harder.
The feud between the two has been going on for years and in the new development, Mo’Nique writes an open letter to Oprah via her Instagram page.
In the letter, she called out the talk show host over the “disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of the same allegations.”
She then accused her of being racist over how she handled her interview on CBS when asked what she thought about Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations. She wrote;
“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”.
Mo’Nique pointed out that her reaction to Russell Simons who was is Black and also accused of the same thing was different.
“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?”
She also shared a “personal experience”with Oprah accusing her of making her life harder.
“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?” she wrote.
Mo’Nique revealed that the first met the talk show host when she was 16 and she had advised her that to be like like her, “you have to work really really hard”. She added, “my sixteen year old self didn’t know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life “harder”.
She ended the note by telling Oprah to “consider standing by the people who are right and not just the “right people”.
Read Her Full Letter Below:
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