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.
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 Instagram.com:
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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