Mo'nique bites back after being branded "Donkey of the Day", squares off with Charlamagne tha God live on the Breakast Club.
Charlamagne tha God did spare Mo'nique washed-up status on an earlier broadcast of the Breakfast Club. He was kind enough to honor the comedienne in the past tense, but her recent boycott of Netflix landed her the unenviable "Donkey of the Day" title, Charlamagne's way of placing celebrities in the losing column for their questionable antics. Her "Donkey of the Day" title comes as a reaction to her boycott of Netflix over their apparent lowball offers to people of color in the industry.
Charlamagne's call it like he sees fit approach continues to generate massive interest, and create situations of conflict like the one that arose on Thursday's live showdown between Mo' and the Breakfast Club host.
The tense encounter included a moment in which the famous comedienne derided the host for not respecting women or elders.
“And then you give me a title of Donkey of the Day … Is your mother still alive? And you’re from what city in South Carolina? Moncks Corner, South Carolina. And if I was to call your mother or your grandmother would they tell me stories of inequality that they had to deal with? … So would your mother be a donkey? Would your grandmother be a donkey?”
The actress was clearly offended and felt misidentified, even go as far as ironically refer to Charlamagne as the "guru of black culture."
Charlamagne ultimately feels, no matter the circumstances, that you can't "negotiate off your old resume". He goes to explain the difference between race and gender bias and bias against black women, empathizing with issues of oppression while simultaneously criticizing her supporting arguments.
"We believe Mo'Nique is a legend too" he affirms. Charlamagne may not be able to fully tap into the experiences of women in the entertainment industry, but he does understand market value, inasmuch as "topical" and "trending" factor into his own routine.