Mo’Nique Comes Out In Defense Of Roseanne Barr

Roseanne Barr has been under scrutiny lately, given her racist remarks on Twitter that caused her to be fired as well as her recent videos showing erratic behavior. Now, fellow comedian Mo’Nique is coming out in defense of her “sister in comedy.”

“Roseanne Barr is my sister in comedy and she is my universal sister and what I won’t do…is throw her away for making a mistake,” she said on  KTLA. “We’ve all said and done things, baby, that we wish we could talk back and swallow and say [‘oops’] but when you’re in the public eye, you can’t, and it’s out there but to put the title of racist on her [is not true].”

She added, “When I had the ‘Mo’Nique’ show and there were big, major, black superstar talent that had white representatives and they told their talent that show was ‘too black’ and we really don’t want you to go on there. But there was a white woman named Roseanne Barr that showed up for me when people that looked like me [didn’t]… That woman was giving me some beautiful words and she told me, ‘Mo’Nique, I’m going to tell you right now baby, they’re going to consider you difficult. They’re going to call you the B-word because you’re a woman who won’t lay down and take that foolishness.’”

“Yes, my sister made a mistake and she said something that I know she wishes you could take back,” she said before adding,”But what I would ask you is that we don’t throw her away … I know what it is … to be thrown away based on a lie.”