While on the promo trail for her new independent film Blackbird, Mo'Nique stopped by The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore. Joining a panel of other comedians, the Oscar winner was asked to give her opinion on teacher-student sexual relationships. Her interesting response showed a double standard. "As a mom with four sons, I don't think that I would want the teacher to be arrested," she said. "If my sons were 17 years old and the teacher was 22 years old... At 17 [to Wilmore], you would've laid with your 22-year-old teacher."
The actress added that she would have a chat with the teacher to ensure that her son was rewarded for his "performance."
"I would want to definitely protect my children, but I don't know that I would want that teacher to go to prison," she said. "I think it would be a woman-to-woman conversation, like, 'What you do? You showed him what? Girl, make sure you give him a [sic] A for that one. Now, he's not doing good in Spanish, so OK.'"
After her spirited and awkwardly comedic rant, Mo'Nique was asked by another panelist what her reaction would be if the roles were reversed. Without hesitation, she responded, "Lock his a** up under the jail!"
Watch the entire exchange below:
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