Mo'Nique Shares Old Clip of Toni Braxton Saying How Mean Oprah Was While Discussing the Singer's Bankruptcy Issues
The "Precious" star isn't afraid to air her thoughts, and now that social media makes it easier to share one's feelings, she employed this medium to call out the "Oprah Winfrey Network" owner.
A short clip was uploaded by Mo'Nique, and it showed Toni Braxton's nearly decade-old interview with Oprah.
In it, Mrs. Braxton was grilled, and moments after the talk show host inquired about Braxton's personal life, she got emotional.
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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. 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”. 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? 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? When I was sixteen and I meet 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”. Love you to life, Mo’Nique
Looking back at that same interview, Mo'Nique explained that she was hurt and disappointed as Oprah was highly judgemental and sarcastic.
It happened during a time when Braxton's life was in disarray due to financial debts. One of her sympathizers happened to be Mo'Nique.
"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… LOVE US 2 LIFE!"
Earlier in the month, the entertainer scripted an open letter to her former friend [Oprah] with claims of demeaning world stars like the deceased Michael Jackson.
The letter also highlighted that other music legends accused of sexual assault such as Russell Simmons were demeaned, as opposed to how she treated Harvey Weinstein, a white man who also has a serious sexual assault court case.
The beginning of the beef between both women started years ago after she granted an interview with the Mo'Nique family
Mo'Nique's allegedly greedy parents and her brother, Gerald who allegedly molested her as a child were on the comedian's blacklist but her friend gave them a platform on her show and she felt betrayed.
The 55-year-old has maintained for years a distant relationship with her family, and with Oprah, which goes to show that her threshold for offenders is low, well except there's an apology.