Recently Tracee Ellis Ross made headlines after speaking out about pay disparity. Reports leaked that her “Black-ish” co-star and the show’s executive producer, Anthony Anderson, was being paid a salary larger than her own.
An article published in the Hollywood Reporter would also allege that Ross would appear in fewer episodes if her pay wasn’t increased to the level of Anderson’s. She took to her Twitter page over the weekend to address the claims.
“There has been a lot of conversation and speculation the last few days regarding my blackish salary. I was in a renegotiation, like many actors find themselves in during the fourth season of a successful show,” said Tracee Ellis Ross.
She continued, “I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is to be a fully realized black woman on TV.”
Pay Disparity has been a hot topic over the past few weeks. Actress/Comedian Monique took to social media recently to ask for a boycott of Netflix.
This was due to the platform offering the Oscar winning actress $500,000 for a comedy special. The uproar is because the platform has paid other comedians far more for their specials.
However, the comedians don’t have the acclaim that Monique has as an Actress/Comedian.