Mo’Nique, legendary comedian and Academy Award winner, is calling out Netflix for allegedly offering her $500,000 for a stand-up comedy special while offering millions to Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, and Chris Rock.
In a tweet, Mo’Nique called for a boycott of Netflix on the grounds of color and gender bias:
She also posted a video on Instagram describing her negotiations with Netflix:
In the video, Mo’Nique explains that her team brought up Amy Schumer’s $11 million offer and asked why there was such a disparity between Schumer’s offer and Mo’Nique’s. Netflix allegedly responded that they don’t look at resumes, but used Schumer’s sold-out MSG arena and a big blockbuster movie over the summer as justification for her offer.
“Is that not Amy Schumer’s resume?” asks Mo’Nique.
According to the comedian, Chappelle and Rock were offered $20 million, and Schumer allegedly received $13 million after retroactively negotiating for an extra $2 million.
Since Mo’Nique’s call for a boycott, Wanda Sykes has joined in saying she was offered less than half of Mo’Nique’s $500K.
Netflix does not comment on contract negotiations, but we reached out and will update the post if we hear back.