Mo’Nique Slams Sherri Shepherd & Kym Whitley Over ‘Backhanded’ Compliments Made While Discussing The Actress Being Blackballed In Hollywood

Mo’Nique, Sherri Shepherd, Kym Whitley

Mo’Nique Slams Sherri Shepherd & Kym Whitley Over ‘Backhanded’ Compliments Made While Discussing The Actress Being Blackballed In Hollywood

If there’s one celebrity whose feathers you may regret ruffling, it’s certainly Mo’Nique!

The decorated actress recently shot back at fellow entertainers Sherri Shepherd and Kym Whitley, after the two discussed “The Parkers” star infamously being blacklisted in the film and TV industry.

Shepherd and Whitley covered the topic on their new podcast “Two Funny Mama’s.” During the episode, the comedians had a conversation about Mo’Nique, along with her BET film “The Reading.” Praising the Lee Daniels production, written and directed by Courtney Glaude, Shepherd stated:

“Let me tell ya’ll something, go watch….This is why I hate that Mo’Nique got blackballed by Hollywood,”

She continued:

Mo’Nique won the Oscar for Precious for a reason…People underestimate comics. She’s really really good – she’s a great actress. Now personality wise, she’s always getting in trouble, always. If it’s not with another comic, D.L. Hughley…it’s somebody.

If you recall, Mo’Nique is no stranger to a good public feud. Last year, the entertainer circulated headlines for calling out fellow comic D.L. Hughley – who allegedly used his pull to replace her as the headliner of a show where they both were performing. Mo’ also butted heads with Steve Harvey last year. However, the controversial star did makeup with a few colleagues from her infamous beefs, including famed director Lee Daniels.

The “Sherri Shepherd” show host continued on, doubling down that people should absolutely tune in to watch Mo’Nique’s latest project. While the commentary seemed innocent enough, Mo’Nique herself clearly felt slighted by the discussion. The TV and film star took to Instagram, sending a message back to the podcast hosts, stating:

“Hello @sherrieshepherd and @kymwhitley
first thank you for your compliments regarding my talents and performance in “The Reading”. I couldn’t help but notice though, that you two said, because of my personality I’m always “getting in trouble”.”

And continued:

“You then attempted to show a connection between my personality and me being blackballed, along with the fallout I had with Brother DL Hughley. In addition, you two within the same breath mentioned how we as comics are “underestimated”…My personality is of such where I have to speak up and out against injustices, so we can stop being as you both said, “underrated. And if you notice I haven’t ever started a conversation about you two that involved any negativity in any way in all of the years I’ve known you two.”

Mo went on to state that she doesn’t go looking for problems, but people don’t like her because “when they knock on my door with BS. I answer.” The actress ended her lengthy post when an olive branch writing:

“Anytime the team of you two sisters would like to speak with the team of my husband and I, we welcome it. Thank you two again for the compliments, though backhanded, and please know regardless, I still love you both to life, “sisters”!


At this time neither Sherri Shepherd nor Kym Whitley has publicly responded to Mo’Nique’s post.

Do you feel the comments made about Mo’Nique warranted an apology? Let us know in the comments! 

Authored by: Kay Johnson