Keke Palmer, Voila Davis And Gabrielle Union Support Taraji P. Henson’s Pay Inequality Comments

by Grace Somes
Keke Palmer, Viola Davis and Gabrielle Union || Image credit: @violadavis @gabunion @tarajiphenson

Taraji P. Henson exposed Hollywood’s gender and racial disparity, and her fellow actresses are praising her for it!

In an emotional interview with Gayle King, The Color Purple star spoke about how she and other Black stars are “getting paid a fraction of the cost.”

Keke Palmer, Viola Davis, and Gabrielle Union reposted the explosive interview while rallying behind Henson’s powerful stand against pay inequality in the Entertainment industry.

Gabrielle Union reshared a clip from Henson’s conversation on SiriusXM radio on X, formerly Twitter, captioning it, “Not a damn lie told. Not. A. Damn. Lie.”

 Earlier this week, the Empire star broke down in tears as she called out what she perceives as a considerable pay gap for Black women in Hollywood.

“I’m just tired of working so hard, being gracious at what I do, getting paid a fraction of the cost. I’m tired of hearing my sisters say the same thing over and over. You get tired,” Taraji P. Henson tearfully revealed. 

Taraji also broke down the numbers, including taxes, taking half of what you earn, and having to pay your team.

Keke Palmer endorsed Taraji’s maths on their salary, including taxes taking half of what you earn and having to pay your team. The Akeelah And The Bee star also pointed out that working in Hollywood is not so different from other careers in that way.

“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,” she wrote on Instagram under a screenshot of Taraji’s interview.

Viola Davis also came in with a reshare on Instagram with the caption:

“This!!!! THIS!!!”

In 2018, Viola Davis spoke out about unequal compensation for women of color in Hollywood. 

“We get paid probably a tenth of what a Caucasian woman gets,” she told Tina Brown as part of the Women in the World salon in Los Angeles

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