What Mo'Nique Thought Of Hosting The Problematic 'Charm School'

March 10, 2015 3:08 PM

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What Mo'Nique Thought Of Hosting The Problematic 'Charm School'

Reality television's evolution from bug-eating contests to 15-minutes-of-fame glamour shots was swift. There may be no show to evidence that more than "Charm School." For three seasons from 2007 to 2009, the VH1 series showed "Flavor of Love" and "Rock of Love" castoffs being taught so-called conventional etiquette in hopes of being crowned charm-school queen and winning $50,000. Its debut season's viewership reached an impressive 5 million, but the show arguably wouldn't even garner a green light today because of the retrograde femininity standards it promoted.

Mo'Nique hosted the inaugural season, so when HuffPost Entertainment talked to her last week about the new movie "Blackbird" and her ongoing "blackballed" fracas, we asked what she thought about the show's mark on reality television almost a decade after it aired. Insisting she doesn't turn a critic...

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