Mo’nique: Back At It Again With The Netflix Boycott

moniqueig2_t750x550Mo’Nique, we would like to start by saying,  we love you for real, but nobody is boycotting Netflix with you or for you. My sweet sister, we don’t even pay for Netflix; we use our friends’ accounts and stream it for free. Okay, now on to the news….. Mo’nique appeared on ‘The View” this morning to discuss why she was so adamant about getting her fans to boycott Netflix with her. The Parkers actress explained her reasoning for this was due to gender and racial bias. In case some of you don’t know the situation, Monique was offered $500,000 for a Netflix comedy special, while Amy Schumer was offered a much larger amount of $11 million. Somehow during the interview, things turned left when the topic shifted to her supposed intolerable behavior. Monique defended the accusation explaining that she received that reputation because of Oprah Winfrey, Lee Daniels, and Tyler Perry. Monique said that when she did the movie “Precious” back in 2009, problems began to occur when Oprah, Tyler Perry, and Lionsgate wanted her to work for free by going across the country to promote the movie. She compared her experience to women not “going up to the hotel room,” which is a reference to the Me Too movement. Whoopi interrupted “I’m going to stop you because contractually, when you make a movie, regardless of who you sign the deal with, your job is to go and promote said movie.” Whoopi continued, “And we’ve had this conversation and I said if you had called me I could’ve schooled you on what was expected.” Mo’Nique fired back with, “If I had done something wrong contractually, they would’ve sued me. The reason why no one could do anything to me contractually, because they found out I did nothing wrong contractually. So, when they asked me to come overseas to promote the film — when I said, ‘Guys, I’m spending time with my family, I’m going to pass.’ When I make the statement, ‘This is what happens when you don’t go to the room.’ What Tyler Perry showed me, Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate, when you don’t do what we ask you to do, we’ll take your livelihood. So for eight years, my family has suffered, my career has suffered because what I would not allow those entities to do was bully me.” We, the people, are on your side my sister, but we repeat, we will not be boycotting Netflix with you. #WeLoveYouForReal #NetFlixAndChill #GiveUsThat500K

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