Dear Mo’Nique,

Congratulations on your Academy Award Nomination and your recent Golden Globe win.  I don’t want to jinx anything, but you and I both know that you are favored to win this year’s Best Supporting Actress statue.  I am nothing but elated.  Your performance as Mary Jones was both haunting and powerful.  You should be nothing but proud, however that is not what I am here to talk about.

We need to talk about your legs.  I know that you are against shaving your legs.   On The View in 2006, you were quoted saying:

“I must show America what a real leg looks like … because it’s too much in the morning, every morning, to shave, to cut, you got Band-aids baby … I really think hair on a woman’s legs is a black woman’s thing.”

I get it Mo.  You don’t want to shave your legs and that is truly your prerogative, but please don’t label it as a “black woman’s thing.”  It is strictly your thing.  Now that your acting is being taken seriously, and you are in the public spotlight, you have to be a little careful who you include in your statements.  Also, don’t pull up your beautiful gown on the red carpet.  Shaved or hairy, that is not cute.

On another note, your speech at the Golden Globes was heartfelt, well-spoken and by far the best of the night.  You have become a role model and you have my complete support.  I wish you all the best on March 7th and I will be watching.


P.S.  If you don’t win, I will riot.


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