Mo’Nique is the latest female celebrity filing a grievance about Hollywood’s wage disparity … but this time her grievance is with Netflix.
The comedienne took to her Instagram account Friday, to blast the major streaming network (and call for a boycott) about the unfair offer they approached her with for a comedy special.
Mo’Nique says Netflix approached her about filming a new special for $500,000. She was taken aback because Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock copped $20 million each for their specials and Amy Schumer banked $11M out the gate for hers. Amy ended up getting a couple million more after re-negotiating based on what her male counterparts were getting.
Mo says she raised the disparity issue just as Amy had, reminding Netflix of her Oscar win and long resume of stand up comedy. She was told that her resumé doesn’t matter. The company remarked that Amy had just sold out Madison Square Garden and had a hit movie. Which Mo’ responded, isn’t that her resumé?
She ultimately told her fans to boycott Netflix for color bias and gender bias. Do you agree?