Comedienne Amy Schumer has said what many feminists refuse to admit: that women are not equal to men. In a social media post, Schumer, 36, admitted she did not deserve the same pay as her male counterparts.

Schumer, 36, made the startling admission in an Instagram post on Wednesday in response to an article by Variety magazine titled "The Fight for Equal Pay: Women, Minorities on TV Still Making Less Than White Men."

Men traditionally earn more money than women because they have entire families to raise -- and some men have outside children to support until they are 18.

The article discussed Schumer's Netflix deal last summer that paid her a whopping $11 million to host her own show.

But when she learned about her male counterparts, Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock earning $20 million each for their shows, Schumer's team went back to Netflix and asked for more money.

Amy Schumer

Negotiations with the streaming giant netted her a few more dollars, but she still wasn't on par with Rock and Chappelle, pictured above with Schumer at the 2016 NBA Finals.

She addressed the issue with her mostly female fans on

Thanks for chiming in on what you feel I deserve to be paid. I believe women deserve equal pay. However I don't believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave. They are legends and 2 of the greatest comics of all time. I would like to say that I have been selling out arenas these last couple years. Something a female comic has never done. That's a big deal to me, especially because I know I do my best every night on stage for the audience and they have a good time. I didn't ask for the same as my friends. I did ask for more than the initial offer. I will continue to work my ass off and be the best performer I can be. The reports of me "demanding" or "insisting" on equal pay to them aren't a true. #fat #stealsjokes

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  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    She was offered 11 million because she isn't of the same caliber as Dave and Chris Rock

  • Sid

    This has nothing to do with her being equal to a man. Its simple she isn't as funny as Dave Chappelle or Chris Rock "case closed".

  • Rachel

    She is not even funny. Netflix gave her 10M too much.

  • Mec-One

    She must lurk on the Coli

  • klwbaby

    $11,000 and a Red Lobster gift card is what she should have received.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Right....other than Gary Owen, I just CANNOT get into the yt comedians. They just aren't funny to me....

  • Quitedeliteful


  • IAmLegend

    I still don't get why she's so popular. Wanda Sykes is way funnier than her and hasn't gotten the type of attention this chick has.

  • ShelbyMoore

    I can't believe she's ONLY 36.

  • Roderick2011

    Is it just me or does Amy look like Ms. Piggy?

  • Ryan

    Bad enough that she's ugly but she's also racist (google it), so I already knew she was dumb.

  • unknown user

    she looka like a man.

  • unknown user


  • IamAllnatural

    At least she's not in denial because she knows she doesn't deserve to be paid the same as a real comedian. The only thing funny about her is her face with that permanent "duh" look. I tried to watch her movie Snatched but I couldn't finish watching it.????

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    She was probably denied more $$ bc her pork-face axx is a lame. I'm still trying to figure out whoever said she was funny in the first place. Dave got $60 milli or $20 mill/epi bc he been on a hiatus for 10 yrs and folks want to hear his side for once.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I only watched bc I like Goldie.

  • Soda

    The hashtag in her comment is correct.

  • Lisa daniels

    Comedienne Amy Schumer admits she is not equal to men and she doesn’t deserve equal pay.....
    I guess her Jennifer Lawrence ain't friends no more because Jennifer went in on Hollywood about equal pay.

  • Karen Brady

    I wonder why everyone in Hollyweird thinks they can pull off this open boob look. Tis not for everybody.

  • Lisa daniels

    She 48.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    It's called entitlement or delusion, in her case it's a lil bit a both.

  • Karen Brady

    I can!

  • Soda

    I wanted to watch because of Goldie but I couldn't because of Amy. Just saw that their movie was on the Flops of 2017 list.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    wypipo age like wonder bread.

  • Roderick2011

    AM: She was probably denied more $$ bc her pork-face axx is a lame

    I think I need to log off and call it a day because....

  • Soda
  • Desiree Edwards


  • TheOwley

    So she's finally confirmed what most thought about her, she's an idiot. And the retraction in 5.4.3...

  • JV

    "Comedienne Amy Schumer has said what many feminists refuse to admit: that women are not equal to men."


    Amy Schumer: "I believe women deserve equal pay."

  • what?why

    But hers look REAL, not plastic.

  • TheOwley

    Her uncle is a big politician. That has helped her. She's as funny as a snake bite.

  • stav

    Sorry JV, in this case she was actually overpaid, she's not funny , her schtick is so old and boring and has been done to death, and there is no way she can hold a candle to Dave Chappell or Chris Rock. Her time to be obsolete is long overdue!

  • JV

    She's great on Curb Your Enthusiasm

  • southern

    I want Amy slim/fat ass to gone some damn where and rest her entitled ass nerves. I am ALL for equal pay when it is earned and deserved. Heffa yo ass ain't been here but a split second. These MEN have put time in and earned those big ass paychecks. You ain't damn Wanda Sykes who I would be understanding of IF she was saying this. Not you Amy???

  • JV

    UMM.. who is this JAV person you speak of?? I'm JV ! ;-)

    No, I have no issues about her being unfunny. She's not funny. At all. But the articles suggests she made some comment about the superiority of men in the workplace, when she did no such thing. She admitted she's not as funny as Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle -- and she's very right about that.

  • Anunnaki

    You should demand same pay if u are paid less than your counterparts for the exact same job. Ask your employer to match you with the highest pay in your field for that same company doing the exact same thing. No matter how many years a person been doing it. Demand it.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So much of this "outrage" over her comments is just fake and contrived to me. She didnt say she's not worth the same pay as them just because she's a woman. She clearly said those two men are legends who sell out arenas, ...and she's doesn't.
    It's amazing how people get all bent out of shape by not reading stuff in proper context and just using basic comprehension.

  • Lucy

    Headline is totally misleading.

  • SumthinSweeter

    poorly written blog too. very biased and sexist. it's even sadder that is was written by a black woman...the irony.

  • LA

    I agree with Amy's statement not the write up..

  • Karen Brady

    Oh definitely real! Props for that.

  • Karen Brady

    Now you know I just busted out laughing all unladylike and whatnot. :-)

  • Lisa daniels


  • Well$$Well$$?

    I really question if SR is black or even a woman. This is the internet. You can be whoever you want to....

  • PrettyBrown28

    I believe Sandra is a white man named Bob that uses the photo of Whoopi Goldberg as his avi.

  • ???TheRider???

    I can't believe she says she's a size 4!

  • ???TheRider???

    More like $11.00 and a Subway gift card!

  • ???TheRider???

    I tried with Gary, he's funny sometimes. But his show was not funny to me at all.

  • SumthinSweeter


  • Daffany Rose-Gilbert

    Sandra she said she doesn't deserve the same pay as those 2 comedians not that she don't deserve the same as men. Are you retarded

  • Noirluv45


  • C Mack

    Sandra, I'm afraid you misread. Please lead your primarily black audience by example and read! Amy did not say she does not deserve equal pay to men.

  • C Mack

    Funny thing is that what Amy ACTUALLY said lines up with what you wrote. Put those hands down and go read again lol

  • Waya Hedia

    in entertainment there is no "exact same job" . It isn't flipping burgers.

  • Waya Hedia

    She's not as funny as my mailman either. So.. up his pay!

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld


  • Cie Be

    Lol....I think she looks a little like Linda Blair, from "The Exorcist!"

  • Cie Be

    Lol....too funny!

  • nick c

    You always got women that do it for nothing unlike men.

  • NicoleZee

    People misinterpreted what she said. She's still kind of new to the comedy genre compared to Dave or Chris. She mentioned their veteran status, NOT the fact that they have a penis!!! On the other hand, I don't think men and women will ever be equal on anything, but it might be nice if they were. Maybe then men would treat us better and give us more consideration, but probably not!

  • NicoleZee

    You can make demands, but doesn't mean you'll get what you are asking for. For example, if an actress gets $5 million for a movie, while her male co-star gets $15 million, I would advise her to take the damn $5 million! Good grief! She can always demand more later. But hell, $5 million is a whole lot better than making minimum wage at some shitty job. I'll take it! Shit!

  • deanya

    ?? she's not funny

  • Mojo2

    She's definitely not funny but she's well connected politically and that's why she's shoved down our throats.

  • Kayke

    She pulled it off. Nice boobs. Nice nothing else.

  • Dowoop

    Sandra's headline in no way reflects what she said and she was right about what she said. Women deserve equal pay if they are equally capable. She is not as funny as Dave or Chris so she wont get paid the same as them. I'll watch Dave and Chris but i wont watch her.

  • Dowoop

    We didnt misinterpret...Sandra twisted.

  • Dowoop

    Clearly you are.

  • Dowoop


  • southern

    You are correct. Here she is backtracking on what was said before. So I guess that is what I was talking about. That coupled with the fact I really don't care for her led to what I typed. ?

  • We Can Do This

    But she is funny looking.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld


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  • softness1

    She said she isn't on par with Chris and Dave.. not all men..She's 100% right... They've been in the game for decades and are on a whole other level than she is.. They've sold out stadiums all over the world.. She hasn't accomplished what they have and therefore the pay shouldn't be equal.. Stop putting words in her mouth. She's comparing her experience and skill set to theirs and realize she's not on their level.. knock it off

  • Applebootay

    She addressed the issue: "However I don’t believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave. I didn’t ask for the same as my friends. I did ask for more than the initial offer."

    Sandra Rose is the Queen of Re-framing and spinning stories...its starting to piss me off . because it insults my intelligence...there is enough debauchery, evilness, and hate in the world already, you don't need to make ish up. Just curate the story as is and leave the rest to us...

  • Daffany Rose-Gilbert

    Bye bish

  • Rob

    I wonder if she pays the people from whom she borrows material? Maybe that's why she needed more money, to pay all these "uncredited writers" she has.

  • C Mack

    Understood?. I hope you have a great weekend!

  • KB

    Now that was funny!!! No pun intended. LMAO

  • KB

    Let the church say amen....

  • KB

    Damn now that's a thought to really consider. Thanks for sharing your insight! Cause yea I'm really starting to question, if I should continue to give my clicks to a social site that over all is.... toxic. I think all of OUR time would be better spent not supporting SR and whatever this blog has become!!!!! She's become an attention whore, who should quite frankly join Amber Rose and her slut walk!!!!!!!

  • KB

    Keep it 100!! My comment below to PrettyBrown28 also speaks to you and your comment. Those of us who are woke, really need to let this kind of waste aka SR, drop like the bad habit that it is!!!!! Whose ready to kneel???? Joking not joking!!!!

  • Anunnaki

    i agree you cant, but try

  • MRiGOThim

    Click bait Auntie?!!!

  • TawnyDelux

    She's not funny tho

  • Myopinion4u

    Right! She did a MTO classic move.??? Thia site is not what it use to be. ?