Earlier today, Mo’Nique took to Instagram to call for a boycott of Netflix — accusing the streaming giant of gender bias and color bias after offering her a $500,000 deal for a comedy special when Amy Schumer receives $11-12 million.
After her call for boycott went viral, Mo’Nique called into TMZ to elaborate on why she’s upset.
The Oscar winner told us Friday … Netflix offered her $500k, but she rejected the offer in light of the fact Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock pocketed eight figures. Mo’Nique’s not just walking away from the table though … she’s now calling for a boycott of Netflix.
She strongly believes this is case of racism and sexism — especially because she’d stack her resume in comedy up against anyone else.
Netflix says it does not comment on contract negotiations.
Watch her video below.