More and more we see comedians scoring deals with different networks like Showtime, Netflix, HBO and much more to showcase their comedy. It’s almost become like a right of passage for comedians. Netflix has given deals to comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle amounting way into the millions.
However, according to Vibe.com, actress and comedian Mo’Nique is not happy with the video streaming giant after a meeting that set her over the edge. She posted a video to her Instagram account asking her fans to boycott Netflix for its gender and race bias.
“I was offered a $500,000 deal last week to do a comedy special,” explained Mo’Nique pointedly. “However, Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle $20 million…when we asked Netflix to explain the difference they said, ‘Well that’s what we think Mo’Nique will bring.”
She goes on explaining how she asked the company why her resume wasn’t being considered to which they responded saying that resumes were something they never considered when making a contract. Mo’Nique believes it’s a huge contradiction since they took into consideration Schumer’s comedy and movie deal that allowed her a special with Netflix for $11 million.
From the looks of the video, it seems that Mo’Nique is not playing and ready to fight.
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