‘Moesha’ Fans Are Upset Over Fat-Shaming Jokes About Kim During Netflix Rewatch

by Jeremy Spirogis
Countess Vaughn (as Kimberly Ann Parker), Mo

Fans had been excited after the announcement of a number of UPN reveals being obtainable on Netflix. However, some had their nostalgia for Moesha bitter due to the fat-shaming jokes about Kimberly Parker (Countess Vaughn) within the present.

‘Moesha’ is now on Netflix

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The sitcom adopted a youngster named Moesha (Brandy Norwood) rising up. It begins months after her father, Frank (William Allen Young) married his new spouse, Dee (Sheryl Lee Ralph.) Moesha additionally has two good pals Kimberly (Vaughn) and Hakeem Campbell (Lamont Bentley.)

However, the present begins with Moesha not being the best friend to both of them. People typically make fats jokes at Kim’s expense and Moesha does nothing about it. There can also be an episode the place Moesha offers Hakeem a tough time about his monetary circumstances.

The present initially ran from 1996 to 2001. There was then the spinoff, The Parkers which centered on Kim and her mom, Nikki (Mo’Nique) which ran from 1999 to 2004. Fans are very tied to Kim due to this.

The followers are torn over a possible revival

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There are many reveals which have returned to tv after years of being off the air. The forged of Moesha reunited on The Real.

This included Norwood, Ray J, Ralph, Jackson, Vaughn, Young, and Marcus T. Paulk. They all stated they might return for extra episodes.

This really bought a combined response from followers and the present being on Netflix have followers speaking once more. “I hope Countess Vaughn’s profession will get a reboot from the publicity Moesha is getting rn [sic]. She deserves it. Great content material,” one fan tweeted.

“Even tho [sic] Moesha left on a cliffhanger it doesn’t want a reboot. They’re lacking 2 necessary characters so they need to simply go away it alone,” one fan tweeted shortly after the episode of the discuss present.

Fans weren’t completely satisfied concerning the fat-shaming jokes about Kim

Countess Vaughn (as Kimberly Ann Parker), Mo'Nique (as Nikki Parker) of 'The Parkers'
Countess Vaughn (as Kimberly Ann Parker), Mo’Nique (as Nikki Parker) of ‘The Parkers’ | CBS by way of Getty Images

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The jokes about Kim’s weight begin with the primary episode. This left a foul style within the mouths of many followers.

“The fat jokes aren’t funny. Kim isn’t even big. I’m counting the episodes til we start getting transphobic jokes. #Moesha,” tweeted one fan.

“Watching #Moesha in my 30s hits different now. The fat shaming of Kim aka Countess Vaughn from the pilot onwards has me shook. I know it was the 90s, but DAMN! Every episode a fat joke?! I really wonder what that does to a young actor’s self esteem week after week on set?” tweeted one other fan.

“Had they introduced Nikki Parker in the beginning there’s no way in hell Moesha (or Niecey) would’ve gotten away with fat shaming Kim. #Moesha #TheParkers,” one other particular person tweeted.

It seems like Moesha followers need to defend their beloved character. It simply goes to point out your favourite reveals from the previous would possibly provide you with totally different emotions years later.

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