Everybody had heard the story of Monique turning down $500,000 from Netflix for a stand-up comedy show because she felt that Netflix was trying to undercut her. Especially when she considered the fact that Netflix had paid other comedians millions of dollars for their stand-ups. It seems like everyone had an opinion, including the Breakfast Club and Charlamagne Tha’ God. Charlamagne even gave Monique “The Donkey Of The Day.” Monique went to The Breakfast Club for an interview shortly after receiving the Donkey Of The Day award from Charlamagne. Let’s just say, Monique had a few things to get off her chest on this morning. Check out the full interview below:
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Comedian, Monique claims that Netflix tried to deny her worth because she is a woman. More specifically a black woman. Monique took to Social Media to give her side of the story and why she feels this way. In the video she goes on to say:
“Hey my loves. I’m asking that you stand with me and boycott Netflix for gender bias and color bias. I was offered a $500,000 deal last week to do a comedy special. However, Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, Chris Rock and Dave Chapelle, $22 million. Then Amy Schumer went back and negotiated 2 more million dollars because she said ‘I shouldn’t get what the men are getting, they’re legends, however, I should get more’ and Netflix agreed. We asked Netflix to explain the difference, why the money was so different and they said ‘We believe that’s what Monique will bring.’ We said ‘Well what about my resume?’ They said, ‘We don’t go off of resumes.’ Then we asked them what was it about Amy Schumer? They said ‘Well, she sold out Madison Square Garden twice and she had a big movie over the summer.’ Is that not an Amy Schumer resume? And the Netflix said ‘By the way, we believe Monique is a legend too.’ Why shouldn’t I get what the legends are getting? Please stand with me in this boycott of Netflix. I love us for real.”
What do you think? You think Monique has a point? Or should she just take her $500,000 for the first Netflix special and renegotiate a better deal for the second Netflix special?