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Mo’Nique Runs to Roseanne’s Defense, But Who’s Gonna Defend Her?

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by G. Brown

Actress/comedian Mo’Nique rushed in where few Blacks have gone…to defend fellow comedian/actress Roseanne Barr.

Barr has been fighting to repair her damaged image after she tweeted about former President Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett saying, “muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.”  The ill attempt at a joke cost Barr her newly rebooted “Roseanne” sitcom on ABC.

Many slammed Roseanne for the comment and called her out of what they considered to be thoughtless at best and racist at its worst.

Mo’Nique stepped up to defend the woman she calls her “sister in comedy“.  Mo said, “Roseanne Barr is my sister in comedy and she is my universal sister and what I won’t do…is throw her away for making a mistake.  We’ve all said and done things, baby, that we wish we could talk back and swallow and say [‘oops’] but when you’re in the public eye, you can’t, and it’s out there but to put the title of racist on her [is not true].”

Mo’Nique is in a unique position to commiserate with Barr, having faced her own war of words with industry heavyweights like Oprah Winfrey who called her negative and former NewsOne Anchor Roland Martin who told her “So why all the drama with Almost Christmas, where you were brilliant! You should have gotten lots of roles after that. Ask yourself why you didn’t?”  And there are more, Tyler Perry, Steve Harvey, Sheryl Underwood, Will Packer.

But Mo’s most intense battle it seems has been with director Lee Daniels–the man who cast her in the movie role that landed her an Academy Award.  After winning the Oscar for “Precious”, Mo’Nique  says Daniels told her she was blackballed because she wasn’t playing the Hollywood game to get roles.

Seeing herself as an outsider because she refuses to do things the Hollywood way, it’s little wonder that Mo’Nique would rush to Roseanne’s side.  The former talk show host says Roseanne was one of the few people who fought for her to even have a talk show.  Mo’ recalled, “there were big, major black superstar talent that had white representatives and they told their talent, ‘That show is too black and we really don’t want you to go on there,’”

Whether Mo’ thinks she paying a debt owed or really likes Roseanne, her defense of another who is down and out is commendable, but Mo’ may need someone to step in and defend her as well because this Mother Theresa bit isn’t going over well on social media.

 

 

 

 

 

Some fans are still fans of Mo’Nique and applaud her for being decent and kind in a racial situation that usually breeds only rage.

What do you think….is Mo’Nique doing the right thing by sticking up for Roseanne?  Or she stick to the sidelines and focus on her own battles?

 

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  21. Ms Dee

    August 1, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    Surprised at Monique she just keep doing stupid shit.She’s not that funny any way lost my respect.

  22. Mary E Mims

    August 1, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    She should do what her heart tells her to do. At the end of the day, everyone says stupid stuff and at times wish they could take it back. What we need to look is Roseanne’s character, is this a pattern for her? Let her pass encounters speak for her. We will know a person by their true character…..

  23. Shawn J.

    August 1, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    I got no problem with Mo’Nique defending Roseanne; sure, she (Roseanne) made a mistake, but she, like anyone else, deserves another chance! She (Roseanne again) may not be one of my favorite entertainers, but at the end of the day she’s (still) a human being like you and me. Some people need to cut her some slack! (And cut Mo’Nique some slack too!)

  24. Denise Bryant

    August 1, 2018 at 1:46 am

    Monique should have several seats. Where was Roseanne when she was trying to get support for her boycott of Netflix? Please. Monique needs to be doing a better job of picking her battles. Innocent Black folks dying at the hands of racists, both police and civilian murderers and she feels the need to call for a stupid boycott of Netflix because she didn’t get what she thought she was worth (that really was successful) and support this racist white trash cow who has no problem calling Black people apes and anything else. Monique knock it the f off. You’re playing yourself.

  25. NBA is fixed

    July 31, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    Have you ever seen a white woman run to our defense? We need to stop supporting our enemies; it makes us look stupid. Bad look for Monique.

    • Denise Bryant

      August 1, 2018 at 1:52 am

      Talk about pick your battles..she’s doing a real bad job of it. I never was a big fan of hers but I always respected her hustle and liked her acting more than her stand up. But supporting this trash is kind of making me question the respect I did have for her.

      • Terri White

        August 2, 2018 at 1:31 pm

        LOL….It’s funny to hear all you holier than thou people here..You want to kill Roseanne, I didn’t hear you say that when Snoop wanted to shoot the President, didn’t hear you when Madonna wanted to blow up the white house, didn’t hear you when Kathy Griffin wanted to cut the President’s head off!!!!!!!!!!!!!Really, I see you all love Obama so much and the only thing he did for you was to promote homosexuality
        all over the world, had the audacity to go to Russia and Africa with that garbage, they ran him out of both countries, wake up people, you’ve been hoodwinked…let him go..how may times did he go to Chicago during his presidency and they kill more people there than any other city in this country, you think he gave you Obamacare, but you didn’t know the drug companies paid him 5 million dollars for it…Black People….you’re no longer a slave, stop believing what people tell you, do your research.

  26. fred

    July 31, 2018 at 4:09 pm

    I don’t care

  27. marcus davis

    July 31, 2018 at 11:29 am

    She should stick to the side lines and fight her own battles.Pretty sure Rosanne Barr would’nt stick up for her stupid ass.

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