Comedienne Mo’Nique claims bias in Netflix negotiations

by Staff, January 20th, 2018

“I am asking that you stand with me and boycott Netflix”

Oscar winner Mo’Nique took to Instagram Friday (Jan 19) to vent about what she views as biases in her negotiations with Netflix over a proposed comedy special after being offered $500,000 for a comedy special on the streaming site.

Mo'Nique on stage

In the Instagram video Mo’Nique makes the argument that she should be paid on the same scale as comedians like Amy Schumer ,Chris Rock, and Dave Chappelle.

“I was offered a $500k deal last week to do a comedy special. However, Amy Schumer was offered $11 million dollars. Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were offered $20 million dollars.”

“When we asked Netflix to explain why the money was so different they said ‘Well, we believe that’s what Monique will bring,” the comedian stated.

 

#BOYCOTT#NETFLIX FOR #COLORBIAS AND #GENDERBIAS. PLEASE STAND WITH ME. I LOVE US.

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Bias is a difficult claim for Mo’Nique to make. Schumer is a woman. Rock and Chappelle are African American.

Netflix has not commented.

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