Mo’Nique Calls Roseanne ‘My Sister’ Refers to Controversial Tweet as a ‘Mistake’

Oscar-winning actress Mo’Nique said Friday the tweet that got Roseanne Barr’s show canceled was a “mistake” and told the comedian, “You have a friend in me.”

What We Know:

  • Mo’Nique described Barr as her “sister in comedy” and called the infamous tweet a mistake, saying she wouldn’t “put (Barr) on the racist list.”  The controversial tweet called former President Barack Obama’s Chief-of-Staff, Valerie Jarrett an ‘ape.’
  • Barr’s reboot of her hit sitcom “Roseanne” was canceled by ABC almost immediately after the star posted a tweet disparaging former Obama White House advisor Valerie Jarrett.
  • Production of a spinoff of the reboot, without Barr, was later given the green light by ABC.
  • Mo’Nique said she’d like to see Barr and Jarrett “come together.”
  • During her interview, Mo’Nique also touched on her own struggles in Hollywood since winning the Academy Award, and told Sam that she believes she has been blackballed.
  • Racist sometimes say nice things.
  • We’re not sure what Mo’Nique meant when she compared being lied on to what Roseanne said.

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