Kimberly Elise is the latest star to publicly show Almost Christmas co-star Mo’Nique support following her call to boycott Netflix for racial and gender bias.
The John Q actress took to Twitter to let the comic know she’s behind her, sharing, “@moworldwide so much love to you both. They want the #blackgirlmagic but have not wanted pay for it. #worthy”
— Kimberly Elise (@iKimberlyElise) March 2, 2018
One troll then asked Elise about Mo’Nique’s role in Almost Christmas, with the talented thespian giving the stand-up her just due for making the comedy a hit.
— JoNi Kelly (@jnkelly77) March 3, 2018
yes it was an ensemble but @moworldwide was the sparkle and oxygen of that film. I give her a billion props for her work in it. It wouldn’t have been the same without HER. That’s the simple truth.
— Kimberly Elise (@iKimberlyElise) March 3, 2018
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.