Amanda Seales has some harsh rebuke for Mo’Nique who recently defended racist comedian-actress, Roseanne Barr.
Recall that Mo’Nique recently stopped by KTLA Morning News where she spoke, among other things, about Roseanne Barr who recently got fired from her eponymous show for comparing former Obama adviser, Valerie Jarrett to an ape.
Speaking for Roseanne, Mo’Nique said she wouldn’t put Barr on “the racist list” and that she has a “friend” in her. “I remember when I had the Mo’Nique Show, and 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.’ But there was a white woman named Roseanne Barr that showed up for me. … And they didn’t hear the conversation when the cameras wasn’t rolling. … That woman was giving me some beautiful words,” said Mo’Nique.
She added that Barr was her “sister in comedy” and so shouldn’t be discarded because of a “mistake” she made. “My sister made a mistake and she said something I know she wishes she could take back,” she said. “But what I would ask is we don’t throw her away.”
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TSR STAFF: Myeisha E.! @myeisha.essex _________________________________________ Mo’Nique is asking for folks to forgive #RoseanneBarr for her racist tweet about former White House advisor #ValerieJarrett. Y’all may remember back in May, Roseanne said Jarrett looked like the “Muslim Brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby” in a now-deleted tweet. ________________________________________ In an interview with @KTLA5news, #MoNique said her “sister in comedy” is not a racist and just made a mistake. ______________________________________ “We’ve all said and done things baby that we wish we could take back and swallow and say, ‘Oh.’ But when you’re in the public eye, you can’t and it’s out there,” Mo’Nique said. “But to put the title of ‘racist’ on her… My sister made a mistake and she said something I know she wishes she could take back. But what I would ask is we don't throw her away.” ________________________________________ Roseanne has since apologized and said she “thought the b***h was White!” Also in an interview with— read more at TheShadeRoom.com!
Many people called out Mo’Nique for the obtuse commentary, and Amanda Seales has now done same during the Season 2 premiere of Open Late With Peter Rosenberg.
“As a black woman, as a comedian,” Seales began, “I think it is incredibly problematic for her to be using her platform in such a reckless way, and it makes me say, ‘Well, we can’t really listen to nothing you say.’ Five minutes ago, you were trying to say we should boycott Netflix, now you’re telling us that she’s OK? It’s nonsensical, you’re Kanye-ing right now.”
And she said a lot more, including her thoughts on the #MeToo movement.
Check out the full episode below.