Mo'Nique won't remain silent about the hypocrisy she feels Oprah Winfrey displays when it comes to cases of sexual misconduct.

The Precious star took to Instagram Monday to point out what she calls a "disparity" in how the talk show host regards celebrities who have been accused of sexual crimes. "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," her post read.

The comedian then brought up Oprah's 2017 interview with CBS This Morning, where the talk show host said that she tries to find the "silver lining" in every situation, in regards to Harvey Weinstein.

"You also said 'if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment,'" Mo'Nique continued, bringing up the controversial documentaries on Russell Simmons and Michael Jackson. "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?"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

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"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 added, referencing the disgraced filmmaker and the accused hip-hop mogul.

Mo'Nique then went on to make her point about Oprah's so-called hypocrisy: "The only difference between the two is there skin color and doesn’t H.W. have way more accusers?"

Oprah stepped away from her executive producer role in the documentary that explores the allegations made against Simmons last month.

Mo'Nique and Oprah have a history of beef stemming as far back as 2009—even if it is pretty one-sided. The comedian mentions it in the letter, during the time both women worked on Precious.

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