Sasha Stone from Awards Daily recently posted my article 6 Reasons Why ‘Precious’ Will Be Nominated for Best Picture and it has sparked an intense debate about race and movies in America. A lot of the initial responses were very anti-Mo’Nique because her body of work at this point has been less than commendable. the_movie_guy wisely points out:
…to sit here with a straight face and say Moâ€™Nique being nominated for an Oscar is just somehow â€œnot rightâ€ is just plain stupid. Why? Because sheâ€™s a fat, black comedian thatâ€™s starred in alot of dumb comedies before she got a chance to play a role she could really sink her teeth in. Itâ€™s just bogus. The facts that Afrika and Keyshia raised are relevant. There are not many roles for black actors and actresses to get, so if Soul Plane comes calling offering a check, then Moâ€™Nique or any other struggling black actor would be a fool not to take it. Bills must be paid and last time I checked they donâ€™t pay themselves.
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