Saturday, January 20, 2018

Mo'Nique Stands by Netflix Boycott


Yesterday comedian Mo'Nique urged her fans to boycott Netflix after accusing them of lowballing her on a comedy special [click here if you missed that].

Mo'Nique stands by her movement...

In an interview with TMZ Mo'Nique declares herself the most decorated comedian alive and insists Netflix is discriminating against her because she is a Black woman.

Mo'Nique also accuses Netflix' CEO of ghosting her husband/manager and refusing to engage him in negations after he turned down the $500k offer.

When Harvey Levin asks Mo'Nique why she doesn't simply take her comedy special elsewhere Mo'Nique replies,
"I'm a Black woman in Hollywood. Why should I have to take it somewhere else when my comedian brothers and sisters have been given these offers based off their resumes?"

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

This fat selfish bitch trying to get thousands of hard working actors and crew fired and out of a job because they had the nerve to not give her 20 million dollars. Anyone that supports what this woman is trying to do needs to be slapped.

Anonymous said...

By the time her husband done 'helping' her this bitch will be back at the Apollo.

Anonymous said...

Her husband needs to stay out of her business affairs...he's hindering her.

Anonymous said...

When you've been boycotted by Hollywood for being such an entitled and pompous ass, you have to learn that your star power and therefore your sellability and asking price takes a nose dive.

Learn to be humble, take a paycut, show them what you've got and what you're worth, and work your way back up.

[SARCASM IN:] IT'S TOTALLY NOT YOUR FAULT YOU'RE OUT OF WORK MO'NIQUE!!! [SARCASM OUT]

Claiming everything is racist and sexist has gone overboard. There is no more introspection.

Anonymous said...

Didn’t Kat Williams do a stand up special with Netflix how much you wanna bet he didn’t get paid nowhere near what Dave, Chris, or Ammy did. He probably only got 500k too. It’s mighty funny that Monique didn’t bring him into this conversation because she knows her whole argument would fall apart. Also didn’t Shonda Rhimes get a multi million dollar deal with Netflix and she’s a black woman... Monique is full of shit she can’t make them pay them what she wants. It’s their money and if she feels like she’s worth more why doesn’t she take her talents elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Monique is the only one boycotting Netflix because I know I ain’t! She wants me to boycott Netflix on her behalf, but if she got paid 20 million would she cut me a check? Hell NO! Monique girl bye!

Anonymous said...

@9:43 Exactly! Her husband is the reason Hollywood stopped fooling with her in the first place.

Anonymous said...

when you fail to learn the 'business' part of "show business" ..cry racism & sexism to get your way!! - nope, pass.

Schumer is an aberration that got over-paid in the moment.. but she is garbage & lessons have been learnt.. she wont draw like that ever again.

Monique.. you are in the same boat.!- you dont draw an audience like rock/chappelle.. so you dont get paid like them. period.

- if a product wont sell en masse, you dont raise the price for the 1 idiot who will pay!

mil262 said...

Does she really think her fans give a s---, about her source of income. She should start a GO FUND ME account that might help her.

Anonymous said...

Is Whoopi Goldberg not a decorated comedian ?? Recipient of the elusive EGOT and has had a way more illustrious career that has spanned for decades. Monique is fighting a losing war. She should have taken the 500,000 and stepped her game up. That was a generous offer form Netflix. Ahh well.

Anonymous said...

@10:41, You actually just proved Mo'Nique's point lol Katt Williams most likely got over $500K...probably $1 mil.

Shonda Rhimes is receiving an estimated $100 million for a four-year Netflix deal for *several* shows. Please believe, they will be putting Ms. Shonda to WORK lol We also don't know how many shows they expect her to churn out either. So they might be lowballing Ms. Rhimes and making her do more work.

Black people love comparing with no data or numbers. And the networks will never publicly disclose how much they are paying anybody. Funny how there are all these reports of Tracee Ellis-Ross's alleged low salary but no proof.

Anonymous said...

I'm a Black woman in Hollywood. Why should I have to take it somewhere else when my comedian brothers and sisters have been given these offers based off their resumes?"

Mofos kill me with this shit:

I'm Black and Proud BUT I wanna eat at Massa's table.

Anonymous said...

^^ BITCH WELL THEN YOU BOYCOTT THEIR ASSES!!! I AIN'T BOYCOTTIN SHIT!! WE GOT A FUCKING GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN BUTT OHHH MO'NIQUE DIDN'T GET THE OFFER SHE WANTED SO NO WE ALL SUPPOSED TO BE UP IN ARMS AND DOING MARCHES ON HER BEHALF?? IT'S PEOPLE THAT WATCH HER THAT DON'T HAVE 5 FUCKIN DOLLARS IN THEIR POCKET MUCH LESS 500K SO SHE CAN MISS ME W/ HER BULLSHIT! SHE THINK SHE CAN WALK INTO PEOPLE'S PLACE OF BUSINESS AND EXTORT THEM OUT THEEEIRR MONEY?? BITCH WHERE??

Anonymous said...

Here's the truth. You do not have the fanbase to warrant that amount of money. No large tours. No box office sales in 5 years. If white people know you, its as an actress. And us black folk know you are not funny like that. Everything Dave, Chris, and even Amy wack ass does is attached to cash returns. Do the math.

Anonymous said...

Being vulgar is not funny, she is not funny, and I'm waiting on House of Cards, girl bye

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

I stopped watching at I'm the most decorated comedian of all time, I rolled my eyes so hard I think I sprained some muscles. While I agree with her on Amy's no talent none funny ass getting that amount of money compared to someone of Monique's talent. Her ass did indeed cut off her nose to spite her face and trying to intimidate Netflix with getting folks to boycott them is beyond childish and entitled. I already paid my subscription to Netflix, we don't do cable any more high speed internet with Netflix and rocku tv, these celebrities want people to boycott shit on their behalf, chile you ain't got that kind of pull and letting that huzzband fuck up your career, I'm going to need my people in 2018 to take responsibility for fucking up their own shit and going from there. The I'm a black woman in hollyweird is not going to sway anyone. These wealthy black women need to stop putting these bum ass niggas they marry in charge of their careers with no damn experience to negotiate for them, like who is this nigga? and who has he managed? what's on his resume and it can't be I'm giving dick to Monique that is not a qualified skill to negotiate. I'm going to need these women to stop letting dick cloud their critical thinking skills. She needs to stop the shenanigans right now!!!

Anonymous said...

so let me get this straight... She wants us to boycott... because she feels her $500,000 offer wasn't good enough?! FUCK OFF MONIQUE! USE SOME COMMON SENSE AND STOP BEING SENSELESSLY POMPOUS. us, lower-middle class citizens, will probably never be able to see a lump sum of $500,000 in our lifetime. stop shooting down your blessings smh ALTHOUGH i do agree, AMY SCHEKDHDHUFMER IS A MFING TRASH ASS COMEDIAN but what can ya do? her white audience rides hard for ha

AVIS VALERIA said...

Her simple ass needs to understand that when you're dead just lay down. She has fell off and based on her reputation no one wants to work with her. Who's going to pay her top dollar when she's been cooling her heels along with how she thumbed her nose at how shit works in Hollywood. And when she came for Oprah that was the nail in the coffin for her career. She did this to herself along with the help of her MANAGER/HUSBAND who has blown her head up and tanked her career. She not funny as she used to be. She should have taken that 500 thousand and used that comedy show to try and build her career back up. Having an Oscar doesn't mean that you will have an a-list career set in stone. They thought that (Mo'Nique/Husband) could make big demands and that didn't happen. They tried it with BET and they were told to go fuck themselves and they cancelled her show in the middle of the season. She had the number one show on BET. If she was serious about reviving her career she would have taken that 500 thousand and turned that comedy show out. She would rather raise hell than revive her career. When people ain't checking for you, you have to take what you can get so that you can revive your career and redeem yourself. She needs to leave that husband at home and stop letting him negotiate for her.

AJ said...

She needs to start an independent production company and put up and coming comedians on the map. When they don't do you, go independent. She could also produce a Queens of Comedy 2, starring Tiffany Haddish and other comedians. She needs to start thinking out the box.

Don balee me juh watch said...

@9:43 ctfu. I’m done for the day. She gonna be right back at the chitlin circuit shucking and jiving to stay afloat.

Anonymous said...

I guess you've had so many larger $ offers that this 500k was beneath you?? Ha!! You should have taken the money Mo'Nique, maybe you'd have made yourself relevant again!

Anonymous said...

Monique, does NOT understand business and she needs to drop her husband as her manager, and also get a new publicist to manage her brand. Let me give Monique an example as to why she was offered less. ex. Richard Pryor and Paul Mooney are both comedic genius'. Paul even wrote a lot of Richard's standup material. HOWEVER, Paul had the sense enough to understand that despite them both having long resume's, that RICHARD would always be paid more because he was the CROSSOVER comedian that all races liked. He drew a bigger crowd. Paul is also loved, but he appeals more to Black folks just like Monique's audience is mainly lower income Black folks. Nexflix knows she is only going to draw in a certain crowd as to where Dave and Chris can pull in all races and Amy is what you consider SAFE. They always pay corny white women more. Yes, Monique was lowballed but she should have made the special anyway because it could have opened the door to bigger and better opportunities with the company. See, Netflix took a gamble because Monique's reputation is still bad. Now, they will never mess with her again, and since everyone is going to Netflix, she f'ed up big time! BAD MOVE. I would have taken that $500,000 because its better than having to hit 50 U.S. cities doing stand-up. damn fool. No one even had to know it was only $500,000. She could have told the next company she earned 5 million, Shes a damn fool.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure Katt didn't get paid what the rest did but Katt is funny as hell and after Massa beat and bullied his ass back into position he has been a compliant riot ever since. If you refusing to comply Monique then gracefully have your husband escort you out the door and over to Good Burgers they are hiring.

prissa o said...

Look, I really like Monique (since the Parkers) and I want her to win, but she's doing herself an injustice. In her own words: "based off their resumes?" Exactly Mo - their resumes i.e. the work they been putting in. Like so many commenters said, she should have taken the gig, came strong, proved she still has it and up the ante on the next gig.

Even in the real world, if you take a break from working (i.e. have gaps in your resume), you will not get offered the same amount as someone who's been working steadily throughout the years. But you take the offer, bust your ass and hit them for that raise on your 1 anniversary.

Get with the program Mo!

Anonymous said...

Thing about it is that she was never that great of a comedienne. Yvette Wilson (RIP) had way better standup than Mo,going way back to Showtime at the Apollo when Sinbad was hosting. The Parkers was more about the big girl with zero self esteem in her relationships. She did little as a co-star in black movies from the 90's to early 2000's.
Fast forward a few years and she's doing reality TV with flava flav and 'em. Then came her time to shine...as an abusive, sick crackhead on welfare...and she got her golden statue. The rest is history.
So like other commenters have stated, get new management, do an iyanla and make nice with Oprah...even if she comes for you on TV.

Anonymous said...

Oprah is real unforgiving and Lee and Tyler would rightfully ride with her on this one. Monique is just disrespectful and think the world owes her. Her biggest set back is her man. Her and him (her team) would have to produce their own shit and its not looking like they have the funds to do so. As long as her resume is she should be on million dollar demand but that FUCKED UP attitude will not get her shit in Donald Trumps America.

Anonymous said...

She has a point, but so what if she ends up on the chitlin' circuit? Chitlin' circuit performers earned paychecks and were able to sustain themselves...I love you, Mo', sans the vulgarities.

Anonymous said...

These women are so insecure they can't stand to have their husbands out of their sights. All these women who hire their husbands or have them in their business are insecure and worried about them getting side pussy and not being around.
Mary, Star Jones, etc. The list goes on.


It almost never works out. Most top managers have more than one client. You are this manager's only client. Why is that? Because he's not a fucking manager.

Mo those guys got paid because they do stadiums. Fuck Amy does stadiums.

You are doing comedy clubs on the regular and plenty of ticket are still available. If this ship sinks too much lower this "manager" will leave her and take his 30 pieces of silver. She probably won't be smart enough to blame herself either.
https://www.ticketmaster.com/Monique-tickets/artist/837988

Anonymous said...

Xactly they are not managing to do a damn thing but make mud out their names. Mary, Britteny Murphy, Wendy. Crazy they put these motherfuckers on and they not only do the worse they manage to embarrass them doing it fucking the help and shit. They are the help. Helping to fuck the money. Love Wendy though think she not bothered cuz the real deal is husband is a tranny chaser.

Dat Monsta Chick said...

IN BUSINESS YOU GET WHAT YOU NEGOTIATE!!
When you’ve EARNED your self a she’s difficult to work with title and you’ve been off and basically irreverent for five years or more you must work your way back up and on she’s delusional not that funny not that talented

Anonymous said...

7:11 Wendy's husband has a second woman. Not even a side piece. He gets mail at a house he has with her. The Daily Mail or some British paper did an expose. Apparently he doesn't give a shit.

Anonymous said...

Netflix needed to be exposed....

I doubt if most folks will boycott
BUT either way they needed to be exposed.

What they tried was wrong as hell.
I'm my opinion she should've received 2 million point blank period.

She should NOT have been offered less than 1 million.

She declined on principle which I can respect because many times when folks do this they actually end up helping the next person


Also, I think that Netflix would've made way more than 500k off of her.
Why should she work like a slave for them?

I was also glad when she exposed Lee Daniels too. Again this will most likely help the next person.

Even if it cost her monetarily.
Sometimes declining on principle is better than accepting out of desperation.

Anonymous said...

Also @ 4:07 EXACTLY!!!

She needs to go the independent route.
Make them come to you.

Anonymous said...

It not her work its her attitude that make NOflix want to deal with this woman. Wanda stated they offered her way less than 500. Tony asked what has she done recentl? Not a thing. No one missed her. Now it will cost her 500k to put something together if she wants. No one is going to do a Queen of Comedy with her now she will be like Kandi and act entitled and complain about everything. Tiffany is doing fine all by herself.

Anonymous said...

she need ti go sit down her her husband and his boyfriend. aint nobody trying to see no comedy special with her in it. she played out..........

Anonymous said...

@ 9:04 But she is relevant enough for you to comment on a post about her...

@5:36 If it is about her attitude as you say it is then WHY did they offer Wanda Sykes weigh less than Monique ???

STOP being slave minded & Wake up !!!!

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