As the #MeToo and Time’s Up movement continues to gain momentum in Hollywood, so does the issue of gender pay disparity. More than that, the issue of race and gender pay disparity has surfaced. Actress and comedian Mo’Nique, not afraid to be outspoken, recently called out Netflix for an offer that was considerably less than her comedian colleagues.
The Academy Award-winning actress took to Instagram with a video saying, ” I am asking that you stand with me and boycott Netflix for gender bias and color bias. I was offered a $500,000 deal last week to do a comedy special. However, Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle $20 million.”
She then pointed out that after a renegotiation, Schumer’s deal was upped to $13 million. Netflix also pointed out that Rock and Chappelle are legends.
Mo’Nique sked the streaming giant about the pay gap between her and Schumer and she said they responded, “Well, we believe that’s what Mo’Nique will bring. We said, ‘What about my résumé?’ They said, ‘We don’t go off of résumés.’”
After she asked Netflix “What is about Amy Schumer?” They responded that she has sold out Madison Square Garden and had a huge summer movie to which Mo’Nique said, “Is that not Amy Schumer’s résumé?”