After complaining about the former daytime talk show host’s alleged treatment to black men, the ‘Bessie’ star shares evidence that Oprah is also ‘mean’ to other black women besides her.
AceShowbiz –Mo’Nique isn’t done tearing down Oprah Winfrey. More than a week after calling out the former daytime talk show queen for the way she treated black men accused of sexual assault, the comedian/actress claimed Oprah is also “mean” to black women.
Proving that the instance wasn’t limited to her, “The Parkers” alum brought up an old claim by Toni Braxton in which the singer revealed how Oprah affected her career in a negative way. In 2012, Toni was featured on “Behind the Music” series and recalled her appearance on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1998 following news about her bankruptcy.
“She was so frickin’ mean to me,” Toni said on the TV series, which clip was posted by Mo’Nique. She continued, “I was in shock… I couldn’t believe it ’cause I loved her so much. I admired her and looked up to her and she pretty much reprimanded me.”
The “Un-Break My Heart” singer went on detailing how uncomfortable the interview was, as Oprah questioned Toni’s “Gucci flatware” because she’s “Oprah Winfrey and I don’t have Gucci flatware.” The R&B star added, “Immediately, she made me feel this big. … That moment completely changed my career. It made people look down on me.”
Stressing her point, Mo’Nique wrote in the caption, “IF YOU THINK @oprah ONLY DEMEANS BLACK MEN IT’S BECAUSE THE BLACK WOMEN HAS BEEN MADE VIRTUALLY INVISIBLE!!! SEE FOR YOURSELF WITH OUR SISTER TONI B. IN CASE YOU FORGOT OR NEVER KNEW!!! LOVE US 2 LIFE!”
Earlier this month, Mo’Nique condemned Oprah over her alleged unfair treatment to those accused of sexual assault like Michael Jackson, Harvey Weinstein and Russell Simmons. Calling out the Harpo Productions CEO over “disparity in the way that you seem to treat people, who were accused of” sexual misconducts, the 52-year-old star suggested that Oprah is taking side based on skin color.
She also recalled her experience with “The Color Purple” actress, sharing, “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?”
Noting that she used to look up to Oprah, Mo’Nique 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.’ “
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