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Premiere Of Universal's "Almost Christmas" - Arrivals

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When news broke that Steve Harvey had filmed the last episode of his talk show, as the network decided to cancel it. Then we learned he was also being let go from his hosting gig on “Little Big Shots.” Shortly afterward, Fox announced that “Empire” was ending and “Star” was being canceled, people remember the messages of “playing the game” that both men delivered to Mo’Nique. They talk about success and what she needed to do in order to achieve it. For many people, it seemed like they wanted her to swallow some things, not speak her truth and accept less than she was worth in an attempt to gain success within the entertainment industry.

In light of all of this, people on social media starting mentioning Mo’Nique’s name in the conversation, in memes, on tweets, in our own articles.

But none of us had heard from Mo’Nique herself. But on her show with husband Sidney Hicks, she said,

“We do not celebrate what appears to be someone else’s demise. We do not stand and applaud and say ‘Yeah, look what’s happening,’ ‘That’s what you get.’ That’s not where we’re coming from. That’s not a stance we’ve ever taken. So what I would ask y’all to do…we gotta love our folks through it.”


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