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Mo'Nique and Wanda Sykes Are Taking a Stand Against Netflix Over Alleged Pay Disparity

Mo'Nique and Wanda Sykes Are Taking a Stand Against Netflix Over Alleged Pay Disparity
From TIME - January 22, 2018

MoNique called for a boycott of streaming service Netflix for gender bias and color bias after allegedly being offered less money than Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle.

The Academy-Award winner said in an Instagram post on Friday that she was offered $500,000 for a comedy special. She claimed Schumer was offered $11 million, while Rock and Chappelle were both offered $20 million per their own specials. She said Schumer retroactively negotiated for an additional $2 million, saying she didnt deserve to be paid as much as legends Rock and Chapelle.

When we asked Netflix to explain the difference they said, Well thats what we believe MoNique will bring, she said. We said, What about my rsum? They said, We dont go off of rsums. Then we asked them, What was it about Amy Schumer? And they said, Well, she sold out Madison Square Garden twice and she had a big movie over the summer. Is that not Amy Schumers rsum? And then Netflix said, By the way, we believe MoNique is a legend, too,' she said. Why shouldnt I get what the legends are getting?

Comedian Wanda Sykes thanked MoNique, who has been for speaking out on Twitter, writing Netflix offered me less than half of your $500k. I was offended but found another home.

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