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In an open letter, Mo’Nique calls out Oprah Winfrey for alleged hypocrisy


Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for LAFCAMo’Nique has taken to social media to once again air out her grievances with media mogul Oprah Winfrey.

In a new Instagram post, which shows a photo of Mo’Nique with Winfrey, Mo calls out the media mogul for her alleged bias and hypocritical behavior over the years.

“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,” Mo’Nique begins.

Mo’Nique goes on to share how she watched Oprah seemingly ignore the sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein, telling CBS that she tried to find a “silver lining” in every situation.

“You also said ‘if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment,'” Mo’Nique writes. “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?”

“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 [did] you look for the silver lining for both, like you said you did for H.W.?” she asks.

Mo’nique then goes on to accuse Oprah of being biased, noting that the “only difference between the two is their skin color,” adding that there were “way more” people who accused Weinstein of allegedly sexually assaulting them. 

Mo also touches on some of her past issues with Winfrey, including her frustration that Oprah didn’t defend her when she was “accused of being difficult for not promoting Precious internationally.”

She ends her letter by asking Winfrey to “consider standing by the people who are right and not just the ‘right people.'”

Winfrey hasn’t yet publicly responded to Mo’Nique.

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