Jada Pinkett is no stranger to boycotting. Back in 2016, the actress boycotted the Academy Awards for their lack of diversity and inclusion in the nominees. Now, Pinkett is responding to Mo’Nique’s recent call to boycott Netflix.
On the heels of the comedian’s latest outburst towards the streaming service for their offensive offer for her standup special, Jada took to Twitter to share her thoughts on Mo’s latest grievance.
“You don’t have to like Mo’Nique’s approach,” Jada tweeted. “You don’t have to agree with her boycott but don’t allow all of that to make you blind to the fact that non-white women and impoverished white women are underpaid, underrepresented and undervalued EVERYWHERE by EVERYONE.”
She added, “As a community, we should be supporting the light she is shining on this truth.”
Just last week, Mo revealed that Netflix offered her $500,000 for a comedy special while other folks like Amy Schumer scored a $13 million deal and Dave Chappell garnered a $20 mil paycheck. Mo’Nique accused the company of gender and racial biases and called for a boycott.
During a recent interview on Sway in the Morning, Mo explained that she was the most “decorated comedian” in the business so she should get more money.
Wanda Sykes recently claimed that she was offered even less that Mo’Nique for her special, tweeting that they “offered me less than half of your $500k. I was offended but found another home. #EPIX.”