Mo’Nique has been very vocal about her feelings towards Oprah in the past, and now the comedian/actor wrote an open letter to Winfrey, calling her out for various issues.
In the letter she posted via Instagram, Mo’nique spoke on Oprah producing a #MeToo documentary on Russell Simmons, saying “You also said 'if we make this all about Harvey Weinstein then we have lost the moment’,” and continued on to say “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?"
Then, Mo’nique got into her issues with Oprah, saying ”You've watched me as a black woman, 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. 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?" She continued on to say when she met Oprah at 16, she told Oprah she wanted to be like her with Oprah’s reply being “You have to work really hard.” Mo’nique said “My sixteen year old self didn't know that you in your silence in the face of wrongdoing, would make my life 'harder.''