“Mo’Nique,

Mo'Nique politely checked actress Rebel Wilson for saying she was the first to "break ground as a plus-sized actress” in movies and television.

Wilson, 38, made the statement during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show last week. She was there to discuss her new film, Isn't It Romantic, and claimed to be breaking new ground as a plus-size actress.

Black Twitter responded swiftly by reminding Wilson that both Mo'Nique and Queen Latifah broke down barriers as plus-sized women in films and television.

Both Mo'Nique and Latifah tipped the scales at 300 lbs. at the peak of their careers.

Mo'Nique, 50, personally addressed Ms. Wilson in a polite tweet over the weekend.

"Hey my sweet sister. Let’s please not allow this business to erase our talent with giving grey areas and technicalities. Take a moment and know the history. DON'T BE A PART OF ERASING IT. I wish you the best."

Latifah, 48, has starred in several romantic comedies, including 2006 film Last Holiday, while Mo'Nique starred in Phat Girlz in the same year.

Mo'Nique won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her gritty portrayal as an abusive single mom in Precious (2009).

Wilson responded to Mo'Nique by tweeting:

"Hi Monique [sic], it was never my intention to erase anyone else's achievements and I adore you and Queen Latifah so so much... "I support all plus size ladies and everything positive we are doing together."

But in Wilson's original response to the backlash online she said it was "questionable" as to whether Latifah and Mo'Nique "were plus size when filming those movies", and she added it was unclear whether the movies were actually "categorized/billed as a studio rom-com with a sole lead", calling it a "slight grey area".

Mo'Nique hasn't worked in Hollywood since she slammed 'Precious' director Lee Daniels and Oprah Winfrey for allegedly blacklisting her.

Photos by Kevin Winter/Getty Images, MediaPunch / BACKGRID

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Monique decided to crawl out from under her rock,huh?

    So now that she's slender will Monique disavow all of those skinny girl jokes that made her career?

  • iWasteTime

    I bet Shirley Hemphill or Mabel King would have a thing or two to say if they could ...

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    It’s been plenty of plus size actresses throughout history of film wth are they talking about

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Rebel is on the same page as Amy Shumer...they aren't funny... just funny-looking so the yt masses laugh at their confidence knowing damn well they both are below par...anyway Rebel is a liar...she lied about her age and sued the magazine that published the article (which was the truth) and still won in the Australian court because she got dropped from a few movies when they found out she was damn near 40 and not 30....

  • Rahab

    She played the hell out of the wicked witch in the Wiz

  • ShelbyMoore

    I'm sorry....this obese narrative that the media is pushing is disgusting and irresponsible. Pushing self love is one thing, but pushing obesity, unhealthy eating habits and wearing bed sheets for clothes is gross. Wearing clothes four sizes too small and calling it self love is side-eyeable. Wouldn't half of you at least want to look down and see your poosay or your dack at least once?

  • Yoni7

    I mean, Mo', c'mon. You talked about skinny women, now you skinny. Rebel wants to stake her plus-sized fame, now you want that too. You can't be both. Pick a size and stay there.

  • JV

    Daytime TV is so, so depressing.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "they aren't funny... just funny-looking"
    __________________

    wasn't ready... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/615d380290005c75f2b73b61063d678adb00cb683258e4273a2f5c12b8d5723d.gif

  • Alextra Ballard

    Specholly GMA day

  • Alextra Ballard

    That's Hattie McDaniels...didn't she win an award?

  • HIS4EVA

    TELL EM' MO!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile yew takn them waaaaay byke

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Indeed.
    first AA Oscar nominee
    first AA Oscar winner
    ('plus' she just happened to also be thick in the waist/cute in the face)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/44ceaf0ea25d2b3b7d50abf4b6920decd597a33a028997b08871dcb6b6334d8c.gif

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Y they got ol boy on in the morning and afternoon?

  • Jersey Girl

    Agreed.....I swear they just don't do research or purposely talk out the side of their mouths...I'll go with the latter.. because here they go again?????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • imright

    oh stfu Monique, who just wants to be known as the 1st fat anything...? tf

  • Quitedeliteful

    Mo', c'mon. You talked about skinny women,
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    She would drag skinny women for filth!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    lawd... ROFL!

  • JV

    Some people have conditions, like hypothyroidism for example, which makes it difficult to lose weight & they gain weight very easily. There's lots of reasons why people might not be living healthier lifestyles.

    I will say on a somewhat related note though: eating for sport is disgusting to me.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    There was a picture of a plus size or rather obese black woman on this African page. I made the comment that obesity is not cute and that my mom died from complications of obesity. Them bishes ain't heard nothing I said. One white girl had the nerve to try to condemn me. I said,,,why are you even on this page COLONIZER?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Mabel King of That's my Mama was plus-sized. MO-nem-really need to dew some research

  • Yui

    And wrote a book called Skinny Women are Evil, if my memory recalls. ?

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    So now that Mo lost all this weight is she gonna want us to boycott any movies staring over weight actors. Mo go sit down you making me tied.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Dam MO aging!

  • Coy little wink

    What about Melissa mcarthy Rebel?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    now she IS funny! one of my faves, yep.

  • Coy little wink

    Its just grey hair...she has no wrinkles.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Monique has a point but and REBEL need to rebel against FOOD and and her inablity to trim down while capitalizing off of fat shaming!

  • Quitedeliteful

    I said,,,why are you even on this page COLONIZER?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    THIS IS EXACTLY WHY MONIQUE IS SITTING AT HOME AND HAS THE TIME TO NICK PICK EVERYONE ELSE'S WORK AND/OR TV APPEARANCES. SHE(THAT MOUTH) ARE HER OWN WORSE ENEMY, ALONG WITH SIDNEY.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Andrea Williams

    Rebel Wilson.......marginal talent at best. And I am being generous with that.

  • Rayne

    Rebel looks lazy . She’s going to be on the table soon. Monique worked it out and off. Monique looks great!

  • Quitedeliteful

    One thing I like about Mo'Nique is that she will shade you but do it very politely...

  • IChosetheBrownDollbaby

    Truth be told, Monique isn't funny either. Stand-up or otherwise. I don't ever recall laughing at any of her works.

  • Tinytoon

    You took it all the way back to Gone with the Wind. Totally agree with you.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Monique looks great!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    She really does...

  • JV

    I would pay money to not have to see any of the Pitch Perfect movies or... :: looks at Google Search :: ... some movie called Fat Pizza???

    She had one marginally funny scene in Bridesmaids, and that's IT.

  • Coy little wink

    Wonder what made Monique slim down? Did she have a health issue?

  • Dreamer

    Where was the lie tho? And Mo’Nique didn’t respond with crass, it was actually a classy response.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Lol!

    (i hate that movie, but i respect her accomplishment!)

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Her husband told her and made her feel away about her weight one evening. She stated she was taken aback and mad initially by his suggestion, but later decided he meant it with love because he wanted her around for their children and so forth

  • Andrea Williams

    I couldn't bring myself to watch not one of her movies because I knew that they would not be funny and apparently I was right.

  • Lady_Elle

    You are being VERY GENEROUS!

  • Yoni7

    Never saw it. LOL

  • Miss Thang

    LMAO

  • Andrea Williams

    Lol, I know, I know.

  • Lady_Elle

    She responded politely... her opinion has been retweeted.
    Keeping your name out there is good.

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    Let's be really clear...Black women at a standard size 8 or 9, are considered OBESE by the standardized BMI. chart. That is where the love yourself campaign begun, because healthy, thick, fit women were being labeled FAT, based upon a set of standards, that to which if we complied, we would look sickly and unnaturally thin. P.S. there is no woman, that can look down and actually see her vagina....and if they can, that's a problem

  • Lady_Elle

    rofl

  • sherri2016

    My fellow Baltimore sister kept it classy

  • Lady_Elle

    There is a long list of women waaaaaaay ahead of Rebel... with waaaaaay more talent!

  • Lady_Elle

    She did! Proud of her! :-)

  • Quitedeliteful

    I don't even remember her in Bridesmaids...

  • Tlowe89

    So it’s questionable they were plus size during the filming..... sorry our genetics gives many of your plus size ladies a nice figure as opposed to the triangle figure her ancestors graced her with

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Uh oh. Rebel feeling herself a little too hard. Have pride in what you do, but remain humble.

  • Tinytoon

    That movie is 4 hours long. I barely made it to intermission. ?

  • Tinytoon

    That movie is 4 hours long. I barely made it to intermission. ?

  • Connie

    The Queen NEVER tipped no 300 pounds!!

  • Connie

    The Queen NEVER tipped no 300 pounds!!

  • Phillybruh

    Let Rebel have her minute...geesh

  • Phillybruh

    Let Rebel have her minute...geesh

  • SumthinSweeter

    White Privilege. They are the only one's who do anything let them tell it.

  • SumthinSweeter

    White Privilege. They are the only one's who do anything let them tell it.

  • Miss Thang

    yes, I also like that about her :)
    She will read you and then call you "my love!" and even give you a warm hug LOL

  • Connie

    And when I tell you she is fit! I watch some of her workout dance videos on Instagram and twitter and ole girl gets down! My much younger butt can't do what she does.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Lord I dodged the movie Precious for the longest, and I finally watched it a about a month ago and REGRET IT LIKE HELL... That movie was SICKENING!!!

  • Trace da Ace

    girl...won't she?? And end it with "blessings"...lol

  • Carrington

    Well, she is taking credit for that which may not be hers to take. She's obese and not "plus size", so that measurement scale requires revisiting. And, Mo'Nique, in her quest to take credit for something that she feels is due to her, should bow down as well because singer, broadway star, movie and, television actress Nell Carter did it before her and Queen Latifah's voluptuous asses did... so, she's erasing Nell's history to claim her throne. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4b9a7ad0b9f75f0f57d2f902ea39747a0c0c7113d62c260c2f74ff27993f28b4.jpg

  • Y me?

    Monique never claimed to be the first. She just said don't erase the ppl who came b4. It was black twitter who reminded rebel's pasty ass and they just used monique and queen as examples

  • Y me?

    She can have her minute. Doesn't mean she gets to tell straight up lies

  • Nik
  • Y me?

    Why everybody gotta be her sweet sister or sweet brother tho? ??

  • RespectSelf

    lol did monique say she was the first?

  • Nik

    That's that nasty nice.

  • RespectSelf

    I've only seen it once... smh

  • Carrington

    Well, maybe she means the first fat white woman... but then, Melissa McCarthy is probably the most successful big, white woman so...

  • Nik

    LMBO! Code word for, "Don't try it again, Boo Boo!"

  • Malai

    LMAOOO

  • Nik

    I thought the same. I was like pick a side.

  • Phillybruh

    I mean I don't think I've seen a plus sized women as a romantic lead. To me Queen isn't plus sized she's thick I look at Gabby and this chick as actual plus sized. She's opening a romantic comedy I think she may be the first fat chick to actually do that.

  • Carrington

    I'm sure Sidney probably told her she was which is what led her to the internets. LOL

  • Carrington

    Hell, Rog and Dee mama was in there too. Don't sleep on Mabel Kang!

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Well. ?

  • MsPam

    Now that she has lost weight I’m sure she will be claiming that she’s the first at that also. Go away Monique!?????

  • Phillybruh

    Those nice nasty chicks never get promoted because that reputation follows them. I've got one in my office who is stuck because of her reputation.

  • Y me?

    White women have a tendency to think things didn't exist before they did them. True dumba$#$÷ the most of them are

  • Solstice

    I have never seen it and shall not. I couldn’t deal with what I heard about it. Don’t want that mess in mind or affecting my spirit. I do know that stuff happens in real life but I just couldn’t subject myself to it! ?

  • iWasteTime

    I but tht down yonder.
    Ole girl that served the fries was too.
    I forgot about Nelle

  • RespectSelf

    So even if she didn't want to acknowledge black plus size women... how she forget Melissa McCarthy or even Kathy Bates. That was really bold of her lol and strong reach there smh

  • Nik

    Yes. It's very passive aggressive and makes people feel like they talk out of both sides of their mouths.

  • Y me?

    Ur getting into cultural and colloquial nuances which honestly aren't relevant to the point. Hollywood seems to look at weight as a zero sum game. Either ur superskinny or ur not. There is no thick/chubby/etc. Monique and queen are definitely plus size by mainstream cinematic standards.

    Now if Rebel wants to get technical i guess she could say she's the first poorly built fat woman with stomach bigger than titties, no hips, no ass, not even a cute face to be a romantic lead

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. Her response was *polite* supposedly... but to me it came of as a little petty and unnecessary.

  • Phillybruh

    I don't think nobody knows

  • SumthinSweeter

    If u think the movie was graphic READ the book.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Why?

  • Solstice

    Neither have I. As a kid I would enter the family room at different times throughout the week that it was on and catch bits and pieces here and there. but I have never seen the full movie and I don’t plan on it. ?

  • Ni Ni

    Nell Carter ?

  • Phillybruh

    Are we going to go see this?

  • Y me?

    Mukbangs are great imo

  • Ni Ni

    I still have never watched it. Only way i will is if I'm stuck at somebody's house.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    or Roseanne's fat racist azz, Lol!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "think things didn't exist before they did them"
    ______________________
    chile, say THIS!!!!

  • Coco Mcluvin

    Rebel just wanna have her cake and eat it too. lol....
    I love Mo'nique's little clap backs, lololol

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    She tried it! And Monique got her together in Cuteness.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    thank you for your sacrifice. this confirms for me that i should Never decide to watch it.

  • Coco Mcluvin

    The story may have been sickening as was the follow*up book about the kid Precious had, but that movie was good and Mo'nique played the hell out of her character.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    well they did "discover" America... never mind real 'Natives' living here already, Lol!

  • RespectSelf

    lol oh yup... smh

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY
  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    Yes! Nell was definitely one of the first and greats along with Della Reese!

  • EBuzzB

    There are tons of women that came before, Nell Carter, Oprah, Chandra Wilson, Octavia Spencer, Rosie O'Donnell, Loretta Devine, Kim Coles and the list goes on and on....

  • CocoBabe88

    Isn’t Melissa McCarthy plus size?? Either way it’s just her opinion

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • T Willis

    Yep

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!!

  • hottlanta

    Which is code words l need u 2 keep bringing them checks n 2 take care of me.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LMAO!!!!!! that last part, smh

  • SumthinSweeter

    I know I won't but sounds like u may be thinking about it -_-

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I accidentally bought the book after I saw the movie year ago. Didn't know it until I started reading the first chapter. I said hell nawl and I haven't picked it back up since.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I saw it at the movies and chile I was not ready. Everyone did a great job, but the story was so...sad isn't even the word I want to use

  • RespectSelf
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    so you read "hey my sweet sister" as 'look here bish'???
    ROFL!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    So true! LOLLOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Right?!? After she read your for filth! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • Phillybruh

    Nah, I'm just trying to figure out why Monique even cared shouldn't she be looking at scripts and trying to get on Ellen instead of watching it.

  • Mr. Poopybutthole

    Kathy Bates is one if my favorite actresses

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yes she will!!! LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • RespectSelf

    I know! She's such a great actress.

  • Nik

    Is there anyone who has enough relationship with her to tell her? I think it's important for her to know. Hopefully she is the type that can handle constructive feedback.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That and that four colored girls damn near scarred the kid ........ I ain't watching shyt like that ever in life ever again ....... the acting was good .... but those two movies have ya walking out the movie feeling heavy .... heart be heavy as hell watching that depressing shyt whew chile ...... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51c6b3f7a6512ebaa1918af76267cbf3565dd650397e2957034187e652b8b8a3.gif

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i haven't seen/watched it. i know what it is because there are so many references made to it....

    "frankly, my dear...."
    "as God is my witness, i'll burn it down..."
    "iont know nuthin bout birthin no babies"

    etc., ....i dislike it so much that i don't like any other movies that the 'scarlet ohara' actress might be in...

    i don't 'do' "happy darkie" "we sick boss" movies https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4bf66981bd226f3155956908ddad1e749db4abf3e9bc038eda5a63f0a56d9934.gif

  • SumthinSweeter

    You wonder why she care? Wow. And Ellen? Is Ellen someone that black women aspire to get next to as an accomplishment? Just asking because Ellen is funny but really?

  • C H David Byrd

    I agree and I REFUSE to watch Colored girls.

  • Quitedeliteful

    I forgot about Nell Carter...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i did that when i bought 'Beloved' when it first published... that hardback book and jacket are in pristine condition even after all these years, Lol!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Ive tried to like Rebel. Now I truly dont.

    *Still dislike Mo but she was right.

  • Prettybrowneyes

    And Melissa is actually funny

  • iWasteTime

    I love Kathy too!
    I've seen EVERYTHING.
    I love that they made her Amy's mom on Big Bang too!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I didn't really like the For Colored Girls...the movie...maybe because it was in your face graphic as hell. I had to turn my head when it was the lady in brown's turn to tell her story. And I was watching it with my homegirl and black women and the lady in yellow scene just ripped my heart because I could feel everyone's emotions when that scene hit the screen...definitely a heavy movie

  • iWasteTime

    nice avi .... lmaoooooooooo

  • FukkFolks2018

    RIP to Nell. 2-0-5 stand up. Loved her.

  • iWasteTime

    That book was far far worse
    So much so that I did not see the movie and still haven't

  • Phillybruh

    Yes, I wonder why she cared to even correct her, its not like anyone outside of these here blogs are following what Monique is correcting her about. Well I mean If you have something to promote typically you want to be on a Ellen type show and since Oprah and Steve are gone where else is there to go?

  • iWasteTime

    Because I read the book I refuse to see the movie.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol! I had to read Beloved in school, so I was already scared. The movie was cringe worthy and sad

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    If you read the book, then you don't need to see the film

  • Phillybruh

    Nah, she is more nasty than she is nice. Let her stay where she is.

  • Mark mcharm

    Hattie mcdaniels,Shirley Hemphill, Nell Carter

  • iWasteTime

    Only saw it once.
    That movie was A LOT ... whoow
    Only thing that redeems it a little is in Think Like a Man, Michael Ealy says "some crazy man chucked his kids out the .... "
    I die every time cause it was you sir

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
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  • Phillybruh

    You can only watch that once. Ain't nobody popping that in on a rainy day.

  • iWasteTime

    Damn it! I was going to give her a pass until I just googled her and she older than me so she should know where she flucked up at and not being from here isn't an excuse.

  • iWasteTime

    Not at all love!
    I was happy to have that man out your circle .... lololol
    I flucks with NO MORE WIRE HANGERS !

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    not none, LOL!!!

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Why do you hate the movie??? I love Gone With the Wind and the progression of its characters...theres not too many long azz films that can hold my attention but everytime GWTW, The King and I, and Cleopatra comes on I watch from beginning to end...

  • SumthinSweeter

    Mmmmmm but I don't think that's why Monique spoke out or tweeted back to Rebel and I know you know that too. But that's just my opinion. And tbh, at first I thought Rebel was one of Bruce & Demi's kids. But there daughters name is Rumor.

  • Li-Wright

    I dunno....wouldn't Amy Schumer and Melissa McCarthy be considered plus size? Geez, Rebel has a lot of vanity.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    two of the best actors!

  • Li-Wright

    Somebody thinks she's star material.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I say don't watch it. Another reason I didn't like it, is because I read it and there were some changes and some added characters. But ultimately, the movie was very heavy.

  • kre

    Well Rosanne was before all of them!!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Exactly

  • MsVAllDay

    Big Facts!

  • Li-Wright

    I don't know what Rebel was thinking (and I don't think she's funny), but there have been plenty of plus size actresses. Maybe she meant to say "comedian"....because she does comedy right?

  • MsVAllDay

    She clearly doesn't know or care about the plus sized women that have gone before her.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Daniel Day Lewis is a great actor!! Everytime I see him in something I "forget" its him...a true method actor...

  • Mr. Poopybutthole

    Lol....it is crazy. He's a cartoon character off the show Rick and Morty on cartoon network adult swim...my son and I always watch it and I find myself watching the reruns like crazy solo these days..all the characters are kinda stuck in my brain...lol

  • MsVAllDay

    This shyt just cracked me all the way up!

  • Phillybruh

    I think Mo was in desperate need of attention and hopped on this. I don't think she was trying to educate anyone. Bruce and Demi's daughters are unfortunate but they rich though....lol

  • Li-Wright

    She's from Australia maybe she means "Australian" actress?

  • MsVAllDay

    Man that book had me traumatized. I tried to hide it from myself so I never even came across it again. I couldn't go see the movie after reading the book.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So this is the last post we're getting today.

  • MsVAllDay

    BIG FACTS!!! Or you can't even watch it b/c the book traumatized the shyt out of you.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    yes, a consummate pro! 'the age of innocence' and 'the crucible' are some of his best work (IMO)
    and do you know that those 2 movies caused me to dislike Wynona Ryder (so she must be pretty good too, LOL)

  • Solstice

    New post

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  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Ugh that scene in the book and the movie made me cry. Every time I read that part I'd cry.

  • MsVAllDay

    FACTS!!!

  • Connie

    where else is there to go?
    ~~~~
    Wendy Williams....*snickers*

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  • Connie

    Now if Rebel wants to get technical i guess she could say she's the first poorly built fat woman with stomach bigger than titties, no hips, no ass, not even a cute face to be a romantic lead
    ~~~~~~
    Why are you like this? lmao

  • iWasteTime

    I gave it away ...

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  • grenadiadrian

    YEP! Hell, we can throw Nell Carter in the mix too while we're at it.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i couldn't fugg with the movie after not being able to even read the book.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    "at first I thought Rebel was one of Bruce & Demi's kids"
    ____________________

    when i tell you this got me in my cube hunched over my keyboardt!!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b72adb86b9476977dc78c221bd889d5252e2db79dd371b815984c47c357b51a5.gif

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    MAYBE she MEANT swollen, UNSHAPELY, ROTUND plus size, yes?

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol I love it!!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's how it came across to me too. Felt like she was just trying to put her name out there a little bit, trying to stay relevant.

  • Mz_Opinionated

    Wait a minute...what about the mother from What's Happening and the Wiz (Evilene)?! and um...Queen Latifah NEVER weighed 300lbs...that's a little untruth and shade I might add.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    The movie wasn't bad, it just had it's moments. Would I watch it again...nah I'll pass

  • Nathan Hastings

    Go away Monique.

  • Mrs. King

    Why she spoke thee absolute truth

  • Trey

    classy

  • SpillyNillie

    I HATE YOU!!

  • 88

    When did Neal ever star in a romantic comedy?

  • SpillyNillie

    I don't like Rebel. Point. Blank. Period.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sick of her too ...... I ain't got nothing for Monique .... moving on ........ make sure we vote ...... and protect your aura ..... we have other pressing issues at hand .....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I work all week long with headstrong, determined, yt women prancing around tryna run the show. And, i'm pretty sure a few of them regard "Miss Scarlett" as their role model, LOL! i'm over it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    LOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Nell Carter comes to mind also.

  • SumthinSweeter

    lol... pardon my shade -_-

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • davine puddin

    Delta burke

  • MsSapphire9800

    Really Monique...do you have to address everything...maybe she rant from her country, Sometime you have to choose better battles.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Even if she didn't give them credit Melissa McCarthy came before Rebel.

  • Greatgrape37

    She said lead in a romantic comedy, where she plays the love interest.

  • Miss Thang

    Nell Carter was an extremely talented lady. And Loretta Devine is so underrated.

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    Rebel is big big though. She’s not plus sized with a decent shape, she’s plus sized and bad built. Ima let her have this...

  • P3

    Or RoBUST!

  • P3

    AND she was b4 Rosanne . . . NEXT!!

  • Miss Thang

    yes, it sure is. Demonic.

  • dru and neil

    She was pretty..I loved her on Designing Women.

  • P3

    What about the actress who won an Oscar for Gone With The Wind? Hattie McDonald! Shes Before Before. hahahaha

  • GAPeach

    Is Monique really trying to argue about who is the most successful fat chick? This is the most ignorant argument that I have heard of in a long time.

  • dru and neil

    I notice that people are just naming off a bunch of fat actresses when she specifically said romantic comedy lead actress in a major motion picture basically. How the hell does Nell Carter qualify for that? Please correct me if I am wrong because I’m genuinely curious.

  • dru and neil

    She means hippopotamus big not bulldog big.

  • Anonymouse

    Why would anyone want to stake their claim to be the first fat person to blah blah blah??? Unbelievable!

  • GAPeach

    I just said this...

  • TheOwley

    This is dumb, but many came before Rebel, so why is she doing this. Some bigger sized ladies are doing well these days so I don't blame Monique for checking her and her attempt to appropriate those successes.

  • dru and neil

    Rom-com leads?

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Its so good but I totally understand...I felt the same way when I first watched the movie...

  • RespectSelf

    lol ok... That was a key point that I missed. Thanks

  • dru and neil

    Np, and I think that many of the actresses named through the thread are really amazing regardless.

  • Guess Who

    Monique always trying to check someone under the guise of being "respectful" and "wise". GIRL, STFU. You legit trying to get shyt poppin regarding who was the fattest...I mean first fat ground breaking actress? YEAH OK.

  • Y me?

    Lmao girl u know its the truth!

  • Y me?

    ??

  • Renee26

    Giggles

  • T Willis

    Queen Latifah had a few rom cons that she was billed as the headliner. Rebel doesn’t know wtf she’s talking about. Typical yt privilege smdh

  • T Willis

    The first fat/black/dark skinned/light skin/LGBT...

    All of these “firsts” mean something because of how narrow the standard of “beauty” or “success” is in Hollywood. Do you know how difficult it is for an African American to be billed as the star of ANY Hollywood film? Let alone having that film be successful. Then let’s add a few (plus size) pounds to said African American actress. It’s a very difficult feat in Hollywood. I don’t blame Monique for checking Rebel. Our people deserve their props. Regardless of skin tone, plus size, etc...

  • dru and neil

    I remember her in a movie (rom com) with Common, don’t remember the name, and I believe she was the main love interest but I’m basically seeing every fat actress ever being name dropped, regardless or their roles.

  • Shamwow

    Something like a sloppy Joe.

  • Rayne

    I wonder about that too. She looks good tho. She doesn’t have that big head and small body thing going on.

  • Shamwow

    I get what she’s saying. She’s the first unattractive, sloppy unappealing bad body woman to be in a romantic film. Since society’s standards are currently so low . She simply got in like the rest of the mediocre people. Mediocre politicians, president, rappers, actors, comedians we accept anything now. She paved the way for women like this to be a star. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/751d6cac5036118c5897f2c7a68fc407f5d30c3ee95ce59e796b8c3550f4f15b.jpg

  • BloodBlood

    Plus size or fat & sloppy it's a difference!!!!

  • dontgetblocked

    There are plenty of plus-sized white actresses who like Monique own Oscars...Kathy Bates. This chick needs to go somewhere. Has she had any lead roles or Oscar nominations? Puh-lease.

  • dontgetblocked

    Yes. She did. She's tall and it makes it look like you weigh less than you do.

  • GAPeach

    Black/light skinned/white whatever. This a stupid argument, and no one should be proud of being obese. Monique ass pretended to be, then she decided to lose all that weight. An argument over being the first fat person to do something is shameful.

  • Trucie bedford

    She definitely reached with this one. Isnt it
    Romantic seems more like a spoof than an
    actual rom com but I'll pay the coins to see it since I love rom coms and this comes close. With the last decade being more about comic books, remakes, and bringing
    Animated disney to live adaptations theres
    Been a serious doubt in romance. So I hope it's good.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I love me some Rebel.

  • Skylar1

    But why start with Monique and latifa. Did not a black plus size actress win an Oscar for Gone with the wind? Did not Oprah play a character in Color Purple?

  • KcoolMuziq

    #TEAMMONIQUE

  • Gloria

    Kirstie Alley is the first fat actress I can really recollect seeing in movies like that. Or maybe Rosie O'Donell? Idk. This is America. There's been fat actresses around since Hollywood became to be,

  • Dreamer

    Chile... when Kimberly Elise’s character’s trauma came on screen I was THROUGH

  • Dreamer

    I tried to watch “Beloved” on Netflix once and I didn’t make it but 13 minutes because I said HELL NAH and turned that mess off for life!

  • Dreamer

    ???

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I'll admit that the movie was also a 'no' for me when I almost, by mistake, saw a scene of Danny Glover nekkid in a bathtub (at least I think it was the Beloved movie). Whatever it was, almost seeing his hinder parts standing in that tub was too much for me to even imagine.?

  • SupremeSarcasm

    Ricky lake, kirstie Alley, Melissa McCarthy, Monique, Oprah, Queen Latifah, Amber Riley, and these are just the ones off the top of my head.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Even if she wants to narrow it down to romantic comedies with a plus size leading actress, by a major film studio, it would be Queen Latifah hands down!

    I'm sure her people had her to take a look at the film, and it's quite obvious, Queen Latifah was plus size by anyone's standard in that particular film alone, as the lead actress!

    Just because she's Black doesn't diminish the facts!

    MoNique definitely paved the way for Rebel and others in FILM AND TELEVISION! She COULD possibly be credited for Bethany Franklin using the name "Skinnygirl Cocktail!" She talked about "Skinny Blanks" for a few years!

    Roseanne turned network broadcast television upside down, as poor white plus size superstar actress and comic!

    Amy Schumer and Melissa McCarthy have also knocked down doors, among many others!

  • T Willis

    What’s shameful is how narrow the path of success is in Hollywood

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I help you say ... that movie is a doozie .... whew

  • kekeb

    Ignorance at its finest. Hattie McDaniel was the FIRST black woman to win an Oscar. She was PLUS SIZE

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I messed up and watched that too... DEPRESSING!!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    I totally agree! I regret watching these movies and REFUSE to watch anything like it ever again. I DO NOT know why people are entertained by movies like Precious and For Colored Girls... They damper your spirit!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Nancy... and a sacrifice it was, but since it is helping you, I do not feel so bad! PLEASE... PLEASE... PLEASE DO NOT contaminate your spirit and watch that movie!!! It is HORRIBLE!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    It is funny you said that because that is EXACTLY how I got stuck watching that crap!!! I was at my sister's house and she played the movie while I was getting my hair done by my cousin. I left her house feeling so depressed. NEVER AGAIN!!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    HECK NO!!! IF the book is worse... I REFUSE!!! Lol... My Lord I can only imagine!!!

  • SunRiseBlossom

    It will definitely vex your spirit!!! Stay away from the movie and apparently the book too!!! Lol

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Sadly, once is one time too many!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I feel ya ..... heavy movies whew ...

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Ignorance is bliss. That was something she should have known. For her to say what she about herself let's me know she have no respect for them or the movies/accomplishments they made.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    LMBO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ni Ni

    Lol, i already know I'd be feeling the same way.

  • Curvy Divas

    Your Right! People don't take the time to read a post. Queen Latifah, Mo'nique Starred in a lead role in a romantic comedy. Melissa McCarthy and Kathy Bates have not.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lol....chile it's something else.