The NY Times reports:
The sometime comedian took home the Golden Globe for best supporting actress for her dramatic role as an abusive mom in “Precious: Based on the novel “Push,’ by Sapphire” and gave one of the most moving speeches of the night.
Mo’Nique may have been so wrapped up in preparing her remarks, in fact, that she forgot to take care of a little beauty matter before the awards – shaving her legs.
And if she was at all embarrassed by her shaggy state, she didn’t show it. On the contrary, whether inadvertently or not, she picked up the skirt of her long gown on the red carpet, exposing the issue.
A long dress covers a multitude of personal appearance sins – until you pull it up.
For true Mo’Nique fans, however, her hairy red carpet appearance will come as no surprise.
Mo’Nique has actually been on the forefront of a laissez-fair policy toward leg hair for many years. She showed off her unshaven gams on a 2006 appearance on “The View” after prompting from Barbara Walters.
She told Walters, and by extension a national TV audience, “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” she said after popping out from behind the hosts’ table to show off her unshaved calf.
“I really think hair on a woman’s legs is a black woman’s thing” she later added, after pointing out that she does shave under her arms to avoid “stink”
Mo’Nique has showed off her natural legs before at different events and in a TV show – but this time she revealed her anti-shaving look on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, while pulling up her dress. What do you think about her attitude regarding body hair?