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Mo’Nique: I Wasn’t Shading Whoopi Goldberg When I Called Her “The Help”

By admin / Published on Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 14:27 PM / No Comments / 292 views

Even though her comments referring to Whoopi Goldberg as “the help” came off as hella shady, Mo’Nique insists that wasn’t her intention because Whoopi is her “sister.”

Last month, in an interview with Vulture, Mo’Nique talked about that time on The View when Whoopi Goldberg told her she could have “schooled” her on how to make moves in Hollywood (e.g. promoting a film she’s starring in and not being a “difficult” person to work with), and how, especially after their conversation backstage, she felt sorry for Whoopi.

“When I sat there on that platform on The View, I felt sorry,” Mo’Nique said. “I had empathy for my sister Whoopi Goldberg. Because what you’re saying to me is, ‘You must work for free. I could’ve schooled you.’

“When I look at this woman you say is our icon and our legend—she is. But, how many things has Whoopi Goldberg executive produced? Whoopi Goldberg has always been the help, and I say that humbly. So what is it that you’re going to school me on? I’ve been doing it for almost 30 years.”