Mo’Nique is accusing Netflix of gender bias and color bias after the streaming giant allegedly offered her way less money for a comedy special than what they paid Amy Schumer and Dave Chappelle.
According to Mo’Nique, she was offered a $500,000 deal to do a comedy special. Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, but was able to negotiate two more million based on what ‘the men’ (Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock) were getting.
Dave and Chris got $20 million.
Mo’Nique then says she brought up the pay disparity with Netflix, reminding the company of her resume — including an Oscar win and a long history of stand-up comedy — but Netflix said they didn’t look at resumés. Then, she says, Netflix justified paying Amy the big bucks because she just sold out Madison Square Garden and had a hit comedy over the summer. That certainly sounds like Amy’s resumé to us.
Anyway, Mo’Nique wants everyone to boycott Netflix. Watch her call to action below.