Keke Palmer is standing with fellow actress Taraji P. Henson after she got emotional about getting unfair pay.
Henson recently got emotional while discussing that she is tired of working hard just to be paid unfairly. “I’m just tired of working so hard, being gracious at what I do [and] getting paid a fraction of the cost,” Henson said. “I’m tired of hearing my sisters say the same thing over and over. You get tired. I hear people go, ‘You work a lot.’ Well, I have to. The math ain’t math-ing. When you start working a lot, you have a team. Big bills come with what we do. We don’t do this alone. It’s a whole team behind us. They have to get paid.”
Since the clip went viral, many of her fellow actors agreed with her. One actress in particular was Keke Palmer, who went on social media to address this issue. “The entertainment industry is just like any other industry. We run businesses to keep our brands afloat, us being the brand/business. And it’s that team of company members that decreases any assumed large lump sum. This includes monthly expenses just like everyone else. In the words of biggie “more money more problems.”
She continued, “To make money you must spend money so what seems like a lot is taken by a lot. There is still a privilege in this depending on what vantage point you are seeing from, but in our industry amongst one another, this is neutralized. This is why no one can really have one job anymore! People working outside of the entertainment industry may do Uber Eats, postmates, accountant part-time, substitute teacher every other week, etc.”
Actress Robin Thede also went on social media to voice her concerns. See what she had to say below.
Many people began to pull up previous interviews of Henson speaking about this issue she has faced before. See below.