Mo’Nique and her husband-manager Sidney Hicks are some of the more famous detractors who hammered Oprah Winfrey for hosting an inflammatory show, “After Neverland,” on her OWN station following the airing of the controversial documentary Leaving Neverland on HBO.
The married couple and their fans fired off at Oprah on their podcast that was posted on YouTube, where they attacked Oprah for interviewing the men accusing the King of Pop of serial pedophilia.
Oprah provided another powerful platform for Wade Robson and James Safechuck to claim that MJ sexually abused them when they were young boys — in light of the fact that both denied in a court of law that Jackson did not touch them.
Mo’Nique and her fans bring up the fact that Oprah was seen kissing Harvey Weinstein in an old photo, yet Oprah seems to have nothing to say about one of the most powerful and corrupt Hollywood power brokers of the modern era.
“Here’s a man that was found not guilty in the eyes of the law,” Mo’Nique said of Jackson’s 2004-2005 trial when he was accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy. “And you wait for 10 years after this man was deceased, to now do an interview with people who said they lied.”
Mo’Nique noted that Robson’s lawsuit against Jackson’s estate was tossed out of court in 2014. She also bashes Oprah for going to Jackson’s home, where she liberally complimented him.
“For me, it’s sad and disheartening. That man welcomed you in his home,” she continued. “And you spoke of how beautiful, and all the love this man has shown children all over the world.”
Mo’Nique, 51, also accuses Oprah of using her vast worldwide platform to excavate Jackson’s long-buried past.
“When we’re calling someone a molester and they’re no longer here,” she began. “Michael Jackson is not here to defend himself, which is a major problem. [He was] found not guilty… then you come back and you allow these two men to get on your platform and tell this story, and that man cannot defend himself; who does that?”
Mo’Nique and Sidney discussed Oprah’s interview during their “Open Relationship“ podcast.
“Was it right, or was it for ratings,” they asked. The couple took calls from viewers who agreed that Oprah was wrong for throwing the late king of pop under the bus to appease her powerful Hollywood friends (read: David Geffen) and to take the heat off of their own skeletons in the closet.
One caller said Oprah gained fame and fortune from the dysfunction of Black people: “If you don’t have a movie or book deal, you can’t even sneeze in her direction.”
The caller added, “I’m not watching anything she has to say about Michael Jackson until she calls out her homeboy Harvey Weinstein.
Speaking of which, many fans had a lot to say about Oprah and Weinstein underneath the comments section of Mo’Nique’s YouTube page. First, check out the video in full below: