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Amy Schumer Had The Perfect Response When She Found Out Netflix Was Paying Her Less Than Male Comics

How is this still going on?

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Amy's had a ~rather successful~ couple of years with an Emmy-winning TV series, a 'lil box office smash called Trainwreck, a New York Times bestselling memoir, and a world tour.


Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle earned $20 million each for their specials — which, good for them! They're comedic legends. But it does raise questions about the fairness of Amy's pay.

The Variety story has been garnering lots of attention since it was published yesterday. Today, Amy posted an Instagram addressing the controversy head-on.

She wrote: "Hot dog dog. Thanks for chiming in on what you feel I deserve to be paid. I believe women deserve equal pay. However I don't believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave. They are legends and 2 of the greatest comics of all time. I would like to say that I have been selling out arenas these last couple years. Something a female comic has never done. That's a big deal to me, especially because I know I do my best every night on stage for the audience and they have a good time. I didn't ask for the same as my friends. I did ask for more than the initial offer. I will continue to work my ass off and be the best performer I can be. The reports of me 'demanding' or 'insisting' on equal pay to them aren't a true. #fat #stealsjokes"