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Oprah Takes the High Road and Will Packer Throws Shade After Mo’Nique’s Latest Netflix-Related Interview

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Will Packer didn’t completely play nice with Mo’Nique the way Oprah did. (Leon Bennett/Getty Images/Tommaso Boddi/WireImage/Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)

After Mo’Nique’s shady interview on “The Breakfast Club,” two of the people she called out have issued decidedly different responses on the matter.

The comedian has been making the rounds and explaining why she called for a boycott of Netflix due to “color bias and gender bias,” saying she was offered far less than her comedy peers for a special.

In the past, Mo’Nique has made some harsh comments about Oprah. Previously the Oscar winner said Oprah Winfrey could “suck my d— if I had one” and during a press junket for her upcoming film “A Wrinkle In Time,” the mogul explained why she doesn’t lend credence to negativity.

“It’s impossible, it’s a law that if you meet negative with negative you will just have a combustive negative force of energy,” she says. “You can’t meet negative energy where it is, you have to rise above it, you have to transcend it. You have to be the light. It only takes a little bit of light to banish the darkness, it takes a lot of darkness to overcome the light. It takes just a little bit of light and we are warriors of the light. I would never stoop to try to meet somebody where they are negatively. Don’t care who they are.”

Mo’Nique, meanwhile, found it telling that O didn’t say the comic had lied about her remarks.

When discussing “Almost Christmas” producer Will Packer on the Friday, Feb. 23 radio interview with Charlemagne, Mo’Nique compared Packer to alleged sexual assaulter Harvey Weinstein, who was put out of his production company due to dozens of allegations.

“Do you think this is a unique situation? Do you think that people are fearful to speak out when they’re mistreated?” she said of the length of time Weinstein was able to take advantage of women and, supposedly, how long Packer could mistreat talent.

Hours after Mo’Nique’s interview and O’s response was posted, Packer tweeted he wouldn’t bring down a Black woman.

Packer chimed in after “The Breakfast Club” co-host Charlamagne Tha God’s tweeted “Mo’Nique has degraded a lot of Black people.” The producer fired back “And slanderous.” Packer then added “But no matter how ugly the truth is I will not publicly degrade a Black woman. We can’t afford that. Not ever, but especially not in the age of Trump. There is a reason Black Hollywood, a pretty supportive and tight-knit group, is largely silent on this one.”

Yet when a Twitter user responded to Packer’s statements, the producer’s tweets packed enough shade to cover Mo’Nique for a lifetime.

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