Iyanla Vanzant’s Stance On Mo’Nique’s Fight Against Netflix May Surprise You

by Krystal Franklin

March 8, 2018

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Although many have remained silent in Mo’Niques battle for equal pay with Netflix (kudos to Chance The Rapper, Wendy Williams and Jada Pinkett Smith for speaking out), the comedian has found herself another supporter in Iyanla Vanzant.

“Why are we surprised that she’s asking people to acknowledge that they diminish and demean us? They do it every day,” the life coach said in an interview with Madame Noire.

So what does she propose we do?

“Mo’Nique can’t fight that battle by herself and people will not stand up for the battle or not stand up for the cause because it’s Mo’Nique, well, it didn’t start with Mo’Nique. So either we’re going to do it or we’re not, but don’t make this about Mo’Nique. It’s not about Mo’Nique. Mo’Nique is just saying what other people have refused to say.”

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She most certainly has a point. Earlier this year Golden Globe winner Tracee Ellis Ross revealed she was paid less than Blackish co-star Anthony Anderson, despite both being stars on the show for four seasons.  

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And while they haven’t spoken out against the allegations of gender bias, besides the standard company line of not commenting on contract negoations, last month the streaming platform announced Tiffany Haddish‘s new comedy special, and while the Girls Trip star didn’t get “legends money”, it’d be interesting to know just how much she was offered compared to the Oscar winner.

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