The Color Purple star became visibly emotional, with eyes full of tears as she revealed how the pay disparity and mounting expenses like taxes and payroll leave her earning less than what most people think she makes.
“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,” she tearfully disclosed.
“You know, Darling, to each his own. You know what I mean. I’m very happy, very blessed, and to each his own,” Vivica replied to the reporter, who asked if she had any contributions to the conversation about pay inequality sparked by Taraji.
But she acknowledged Taraji for speaking up, giving the actresses who support the crusade a thumbs up.
Vivica’s comments have divided social media, with some thinking it was shady towards Taraji and facetious of the struggles of Black women in the industry. But others say Vivica was good for not falling into the oppressed Black women ‘syndrome’.
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