Mo’Nique has no regrets for telling Shaded ladies to repair themselves up sooner than they scurry away home. Truly, the comic and actress is doubling down after sparking debate — and a few anger — with her comments about “queens in coaching” wearing hair bonnets and slippers in public.
“UNAPOLOGETIC,” Mo’Nique captioned her most up-to-date Instagram publish on the announce earlier this week.
“Howdy my sweet infants. I’ve been pondering lengthy and laborious about what I’m going to reveal,” she defined in a four-minute video. “The publish that I did Friday in reference to us being the correct that we are going to be. It rubbed some folks tainted.”
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She then defined that tune icon Patti LaBelle and acting memoir Margaret Avery told her years ago to “get yourself together” … with Avery even encouraging her to fall pounds. As an replacement of shifting into her emotions, Mo’Nique acknowledged she took their advice to heart.
“I’m chuffed that those two ladies cherished me ample that they would scurry out of their capability to confirm with me in a mode that aunties, mommas, enormous sisters, consult with their exiguous sisters … because it allowed me to imagine issues in a different way,” she recalled.
“So for you infants that possess taken offense to what I acknowledged, I’m okay with that. I’m okay with y’all being for your emotions about it. I’m okay with that because while you love somebody for proper, I know y’all will get over that. And when y’all announce, ‘We are going to give you the selection to cancel yo ass’ … successfully, they’ve tried that, and I’m peaceable right here to let y’all know I love you and ain’t nothing it’s seemingly you’ll perform about that. I love our community and ain’t nothing it’s seemingly you’ll perform about that.”
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This most up-to-date publish got right here after the Oscar-a hit actress confronted backlash from some of her followers for an earlier video, about how some Shaded ladies fresh themselves.
In that publish, Mo’Nique told a record about being in an airport in Atlanta, where she “saw so a host of our young sisters in head bonnets, scarves, slippers, pajamas, blankets wrapped around them, and that’s how they’re showing up to the airport.”
She acknowledged she’s been seeing a rising decision of young ladies folks dressing down after they scurry away home and it bothers her.
“When did we lose our like representing ourselves?” Mo’Nique asked.
She added that she wasn’t suggesting ladies effect on a “fat face of make-up” or a “fat lace frontal” wig, but she asked ladies, “might well well you please comb your hair?”
She then warned “queens in coaching” that “while you happen to appear savor you don’t give a damn, how are you going to be handled?”
Many followers praised Mo’Nique for her comments, including Instagram person @luvbnfaith, who spoke back: “Aunty!! This desired to be acknowledged.”
@mztehila added, “I SO fancy this!”
Nonetheless others told Mo’Nique what they effect on is their beget industry.
“What does it subject what I look savor to other ppl, they don’t know me or my heart. My heart and spirit and tips desires to be the correct thing that dictates whether or no longer I’m ‘presentable’ ample to be in public,” @jordyn_c2 answered.
@blaccamoore_x added, “Pride doesn’t procedure from what you effect on delight begins with a mindset and a few of y’all try and appease and conform to white culture and society!”
While @kblacklove spoke back to Mo’Nique’s publish: “I love my Sis Mo…but I respectfully disagree.”