Netflix sued by comedian wanting Chappelle money
Looks like Netflix are being sued, again!
This time by Mo’Nique, a comedian who won a supporting actress Oscar for her role in Precious. Very impressive!
The issue, Mo’Nique is claiming discrimination after she was low-balled with a $500,000 offer back in 2018. Here’s a recent statement.
“I had a choice to make: I could accept what I felt was pay discrimination or I could stand up for those who came before me and those who will come after me. I chose to stand up.”Mo’Nique on Instagram
Let’s dig into this pay discrimination a little more.
Cold hard truths, my precious
It’s not racial discrimination. Netflix paid Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock $20 million each for their comedy specials. So Mo’Nique’s beef must be a gender thing…
Amy Schumer got paid $13 million and in an interview where she described her negotiation with Netflix, she said this.
“I believe women deserve equal pay. However I don’t believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave. They are legends and two of the greatest comics of all time.”Amy Schumer
I’m no fan of Amy Schumer, but that’s a drop mic moment in my opinion. Speak the truth!
So, let’s get this 100% right. Amy Schumer, a female comedian selling out stadiums, who isn’t a comedy legend gets paid big by Netflix. $13 million is big by anyone’s standards.
So, is this entire discrimination lawsuit just Mo’Nique wanting more than Netflix’s $500,000 offer? If so, that’s not discrimination, that’s a business decision. They think her comedy is worth $500,000.
And if I’m wrong, the next time you think you’re worth $20 million and your boss doesn’t, sue them!
Not Netflix’s first lawsuit
This isn’t Netflix’s first rodeo. Their dealings are often big news, like these:
- Netflix making Beverly Hills Cop 4 and more
- The Witcher will give Game of Thrones fans a new home
- Best Netflix movies to watch stoned
In terms of their legal situations, though, here are some highlights:
Then there’s Chooseco, a “Choose Your Own Adventure” book company that said the Bandersnatch episode of Black Mirror tarnished their trademark forever. They should have thanked Netflix — talk about great promotion!
And finally, Netflix’s big L on the scorecard. They settled with a Satanic Temple! That’s right. Netflix was sued for the likeness of a winged, half-man, half-goat statue. Don’t ask…
It’s amazing what trouble a teenage witch can get you into.