I like Adrienne but today she might have put her foot in her mouth on The Real! The discussion was about the recent comments Mo’Nique made at her comedy show about Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey, and Tyler Perry. Monique said it was time to speak her truth and this is what Adrienne said in response to Mo’Nique’s rant:
“Now, I have an issue with people thinking that every time someone is loud or boisterous or saying something negative, that that’s them keeping it real.
Why does it always have to be that, just because you’re all over the place being loud and making a lot of noise, that that’s the truth and that’s real?
Why can’t keeping it real be classy? Why can’t keeping it real be, ‘let me hold my peace and let me move on?’ Why can’t keeping it real be, ‘you know what – they may have done that but I’m going to respect that and move forward.’ Why can’t that be keeping it real?”
Watch Part 1:
To be fair, this was a comedy show so Mo’Nique is sort of required to be loud and bit boisterous but all that aside sometimes we have to be careful about how we judge people on single incidents.
I am not here for folks policing how other people (especially black women) should express themselves in very emotional situations regardless of whether they are keeping it real or not.
Speaking your truth might look different for you and probably your circle of friends but it does not mean your way is better or more classy!
Watch part 2:
At the end of the day, we are all fans of all of them in their own right and can only hope they find common ground. What do you all think? Was Adrienne right? Comment below!