Mo’Nique again questions Netflix after Wanda Skyes reveals she too was lowballed by the streamer
Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — After recently asking fans to boycott Netflix for alleged gender and color bias after she was lowballed on a recent comedy special, Mo’Nique is now questioning the streaming service for allegedly lowballing another black female comedian.
Saturday, Wanda Skyes tweeted her support for the “Queen of Comedy,” sharing a similar story of pay disparity.
“@MoWorldWide, thank you for speaking out,” Sykes wrote. “@Netflix offered me less than half of your $500k. I was offended but found another home. #EPIX.” Skyes is referring to her 2016 comedy special, What Happened…Ms. Skyes.
After Wanda’s tweet, Mo’Nique took to Instagram to once again question Netflix’s numbers.
“I just found out that my sister Wanda Skyes was offered two hundred and fifty thousand dollars from Netflix to do a comedy special,” Mo’Nique says in her new video. “I was offered five hundred thousand dollars and our sister, Amy Schumer, was offered thirteen million dollars. How is it that Wanda Sykes and Monique together, these two black women — who have fifty-plus years in the comedy game — be offered seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars between the both of us? And Amy Schumer gets thirteen million dollars?'”
Mo’Nique continued, “Now this has nothing to do with going against Amy Schumer. If our sister was able to get that, she was supposed to. But how was it, that when it comes to these two black female comedians — that are still at the top of their game after fifty-plus years being in this business — be offered seven hundred thousand dollars collectively? Make that make sense.”
As previously reported, a spokesperson for Netflix told ABC News, “Netflix doesn’t comment on contract negotiations.”
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