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HBCU Fans React On Twitter To Morgan State Alum Mo’Nique’s Plea For Help

Morgan State University alumna and Oscar winner Mo’Nique definitely has something to say, but her plea for help has not been received with universal acclaim. “I am asking that you stand with me and boycott Netflix for gender bias and color bias,” she began in an Instagram video posted Friday.

“I was offered a $500,000-deal last week to do a comedy special,” Mo’Nique explained. “However Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle — $20 million. Then Amy Schumer went and renegotiated two more million dollars because she said, ‘I shouldn’t get what the men are getting, they’re legends, however, I should get more,’ and Netflix agreed.”

#BOYCOTT#NETFLIX FOR #COLORBIAS AND #GENDERBIAS. PLEASE STAND WITH ME. I LOVE US.

A post shared by Mo'nique (@therealmoworldwide) on

Not every HBCU fan on Twitter will be down for a good cause. Mo’Nique want us all to boycott Netflix and stand by her. The black college alum wrote, “I believe women deserve equal pay. However, I don’t believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave. They are legends and 2 of the greatest comics of all time.” Since, HBCU fans on Twitter took to Twitter to react to her plea for help.

Me trying to do the math on how one Oscar and a tv she just starred in not produced = Dave Chappell and Chris Rock money pic.twitter.com/K2yQAMTjJw

Some HBCU fans on Twitter is not here for it at all.

Monique do; she can’t compare herself to them. What about her fans? She’s going to lose the ones she has by bring so arrogant and delusional about her drawing power. Sad but true

Ugh, Moniqgone be out on the street bc she wanna be difficult AF with all of Hollywood https://t.co/dwUoEij6UL

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr.

Tommy G. Meade Jr. is the Editor-in-Chief of HBCU Buzz. He is a Central State University alum and is a proud member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Meade formerly was a Staff Writer for HBCU Buzz. In 2012, he was selected by Luke Lawal Jr. to lead HBCU Buzz.

8 comments

    • Thanks for commenting. You have a good point but I would like to add that the majority of reactions to this story o

    • Thanks for commenting. You have a good point but I would like to add that there’s, in fact, more negative reactions from HBCU alums following us across social media to this story than positive. I actually believe Mo’Nique makes a great case but that’s the way life goes.

  • Nawl y’all. They want to pay her 500.000 and everyone else gets the million dollar check. Cmon ppl.That’s not right.

  • Whether or not we need to support Mo’Nique cus this is what the women in Hollywood have been saying. (Oprah) So cus she is not BIG as others comedians she shouldn’t get hers. Then I guess she need to give someone a message. C’mon ppl. You being hypocritics.

  • Are folks aware that Hawaii Five O cast has changed? The network paid white actors much more than non -white actors. The non-white actors asked for more money; instead, they were replaced. Remember, Dr. King’s words, “A man who won’t stand for something will fall for anything!” Let’s not fall for this Netflix decision on the value of a human being whose skills are for sale, not the race or the gender. Also he who controls the media, controls the culture.

  • She clearly can’t fill a venue like these two, but she’s worth more than she’s been offered.
    BTW, what happened to get her blackballed?

  • Mo’Nique is just stating fact…Is it fair that she’s only offered 500,000 and others are are offered millions. That is a true slap in the face when you are a well known actress/comedian.