Oh Sis, what is you doing?! Our good sis Mo’Nique is out here being a headass by defending Roseanne’s racist tweets that ultimately caused her rebooted show, Roseanne to be canceled. Roseanne has been an unapologetic bigot online for as long as Mo’Nique has been blackballed in Hollywood. The irony.
Mo’Nique went on KTLA to talk about being blackballed but it was her comments on her “sister in comedy” that left many shaking their heads.
“Roseanne Barr is my sister in comedy. 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 take back and swallow and say, ‘Oh.’ 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…”
Mo’Nique is that auntie in your family that just loves everybody, no matter what they have done (unless it’s homosexuality), no matter the indiscretion, no matter how harmful the person is, she manages to see nothing but love in their heart. These are the aunts that need to be checked but often are not. Mo’Nique does need to be checked for this unwarranted and unreciprocated support for Roseanne, but it does not change the validity of what she exposed about certain black media gatekeepers in Hollywood.
The truth is that Roseanna is a racist. She has said several dehumanizing things about black and brown people, which is why she gets so much support from the current president. She can’t come back from what she has said, and I won’t excuse her behavior as a “mistake.” A mistake is forgetting an item at the grocery store and having to eat dry biscuits with no jelly. A mistake is not intentionally comparing a black woman to a monkey.
Roseanne, per her words, said that she thought Valerie Jarrett was a white woman. Barr said Jarrett looked as if the “Muslim Brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby.” Of course, the tweet has been deleted and an apology was sent out.
I’m still rocking with what Mo’Nique said about the industry and how Tyler Perry, Lee Daniels, and Oprah did her. PERIOD. I only hope this cape she pulled out for Roseanne comes with a job.
And to those of you who were quick to criticize Mo’Nique for defending Roseanne as if her support of Roseanne somehow makes the way she was treated by other Black media moguls okay, just admit you don’t like Mo’Nique, just admit she makes you uncomfortable for whatever reason.
Your misogyny is showing, and we all see it.
What do you think of Mo’Nique’s comments?
Rolling Ray Undergoes Surgery After Wig Catches On Fire
Social media star Rolling Ray underwent surgery Tuesday morning to treat serious burns on his body after his terrible wig accident last week.
In a series of IG stories, he let his audience follow along as he prepped for surgery.
Last week Rolling Ray announced he was hospitalized after his wig caught on fire! During a January 13 Instagram Live session hosted straight from his hospital bedside, he showed his severely burnt and damaged face telling viewers his “whole skin, legs, arms, feet, and everything” were burned.
In a more recent Live, Ray explained the incident that led to his whole wig catching on fire: an unfortunate smoking accident. “It just, like, lit on fire when I tried to light the cigarette,” he recounted. “So I get to trying to snatch the wig off. B***h, the fire goes to my f*****g shirt, to my feet, to my legs, to my back. It’s a fire everywhere, it’s a fire in the whole room.”
Of course the internet trolled him in a disgusting display of ableism and heartlessness. Comments like “Rolling Ray should have stopped, dropped, and rolled” and “karma’s a b***h” had social media conflicted in its feelings about his accident. His sensation comes from his harsh and, often, below-the-belt reads (just last month he told Yung Miami to “dig (sic) up” her dead baby father. However, the criticism didn’t stop him from responding on Twitter.
Rolling Ray might be problematic as all get-out, but we do not tolerate ableism here. We wish him well as he heals.
Fantasia Reveals Gender of Baby On the Way!
On Tuesday singer-songwriter and “American Idol” winner Fantasia Barrino took to social media to reveal that she is having a baby girl, her first child with husband Kendall Taylor.
In a series of Instagram stories, Fantasia showed pink fireworks being shot off during a gender reveal party, to her and her hubby’s excitement! She continued by sharing what her daughter-to-be’s name will be: Keziah London Taylor.
The news comes after the couple revealed they had struggled to conceive since their 2015 marriage. During a November episode of her IG Live show “Taylor Talks,” she described continuously praying for a child with her husband. Fantasia, a deeply devout Christian, was obviously elated when she shared the news.
“God I Want To Thank You!” she said in an Instagram caption. “You Gave Us A Seed even when the Doctor said that one of my Tubes [was] Closed you said Different. @salute1st I Love You King and I can’t wait to see who He or She acts Like.”
We can see Fantasia and family are all super excited to be welcoming a baby girl into their lives. All congratulations to her.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Are Getting Divorced, Report Says
In a story published Tuesday evening, Page Six is reporting that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are getting divorced, with the two already in settlement talks. The news comes after the couple spent the holiday season separately – Kanye at his ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, Kim and the kids with her famous family in southern California.
A source close to Kardashian was quoted saying, “Kim got Kanye to go up there so they could live separate lives and quietly get things sorted out to separate and divorce. She’s done.” Kardashian, 40, and West, 43, are said to be splitting because of marital problems directly related to Kanye’s very public mental health struggles.
For several years the rapper’s various antics have caused fans to worry. After coming out as a Trump supporter, West then announced his own 2020 presidential bid under a new political party: the Birthday Party. At a campaign rally in South Carolina, he was seen rambling, debating individual audience members, and at times, crying. In various interviews, he has rambled on almost incoherently, and his tweetstorms are now infamous.
For her part, Kim has always supported her husband and has openly discussed the difficulties of their marriage. Back in June, she shared on social media, “Anyone who has [bipolar disorder] or has a loved one in their life who does, knows how incredibly complicated and painful it is to understand… People who are unaware or far removed from this experience can be judgmental and not understand that the individual (has) to engage in the process of getting help no matter how hard family and friends try.”
It appears she has finally reached her limit in the union with the unnamed source saying, “She is serious about taking the bar exam and becoming a lawyer, she is serious about her prison reform campaign. Meanwhile Kanye is talking about running for president and saying other crazy s**t, and she’s just had enough of it.”
Separately, a source close to Kanye alleges the rapper is sick of his wife and her family, which might have some truth to it since he has tweeted some pretty nasty things about them in the past. “I been trying to get divorced since Kim met with Meek at the Warldolf [sic] for ‘prison reform,’” he said in a now-deleted July tweet. Recently, he hasn’t been featured on his wife’s Instagram and has largely remained out of the public eye.
With the news yet to be confirmed, the “divorce is imminent” reports are just rumors for now. We’ll be following the news as more information comes out.