Viola Davis Speaks on Wage Gap in Hollywood + Says Taraji, Halle & Octavia are Underpaid

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

As Mo’Nique continues to make headlines for her beef with Netflix, she’s not the only one talking passionately about the wage gap in Hollywood.

In fact, Academy Award winning actress Viola Davis has something to say as well.

She discussed pay equality in a recent interview and challenged white actresses to join the fight.

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  1. Some people can’t wrap their minds around this. They figure that Taraji is getting paid well because she stays book. Mary’s situation should have opened a lot of eyes. But some will play dumb still because then that would mean MoNique really does have a point. LOL.

  2. I appreciate so many other black actresses speaking up. This just validates MoNique’s claim. However, this isn’t the first time someone’s spoken on this dynamic. Not only are black actresses underpaid but they have to all fight for the same roles. Smh ??‍♀️

  3. Damn. I had no idea it was this bad for black actresses. I just assumed that if you got an Oscar, you were good.

  4. Viola seems better suited to lead an awareness campaign on this issue than anyone else. While Mo’Nique is certainly spot on about the lack of gender and racial equality in Hollywood, she has yet to show us how her Netflix deal is an example of either…particularly when such a low offer might also be related to her reputation and inability to prove she can draw large audiences on her own. I believe she deserved more than a half mill for a streaming special, but asking us to boycott NF and all of the publicity she’s garnered since then have been bad moves all the way around.

  5. Viola needs to give it a rest. Hollywood doesn’t owe her anything. If she feels so strongly on the matter then she should contact Tyler Perry and Lee Daniels. She’s not entitled. She needs to just be quiet.

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