Mo’Nique’s crusade against bonnets continues.
A few weeks ago, Mo’Nique made headlines when she dropped a ‘PSA’ about Black women wearing bonnets in the airport.
In a video shared to Instagram, Mo commented that while was traveling to Jackson, Mississippi for a gig, she taken aback by how many “young sistas” she saw wearing “head bonnets, scarfs, slippers pajamas, [and] blankets wrapped around them” at the airport.
“I’ve been seeing it not just at the airport. I’ve been seeing it at the store, at the mall … ” Mo’Nique said, adding “When did we lose our pride in representing ourselves? When did we slip away of let me make sure I’m presentable when I leave my home?”
While she made it clear she wasn’t saying that women should always wear a “full face of makeup” or a lacefront when out in public, she emphasized, “All I’m saying is could you please comb your hair?”
“I’m not saying you don’t have pride but the representation that you’re showing someone will have to ask you to know if you have it,” she added. “It’s not to get a man … it is just your representation of you, my sweet babies.”
The backlash was swift and harsh, but that hasn’t stopped Mo’Nique from sticking to her stance.
In a new post, Mo shared a photo of a woman whose she says is an “example” of the attire she was criticizing.
“If this is the BEST YOU CAN DO NO JUDGMENT DO YOU,” she wrote in the caption.
See what else she had to say below.
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