Give me My Bag! Tracee Ellis Ross Threatens To Cut Appearances on Black-ish Over UnEqual Pay
Bitch better have my money💰 💰
Tracee Ellis Ross is practically screaming the famous phrase as she reportedly threatens to cut back her appearances on the ABC sitcom, Black-ish, if she doesn’t get an equal pay check as her co-star, Anthony Anderson.
According to The Hollywood Reporter in a post talking about the fight for equal pay for equal work, Ross is making way less than her on screen hubby Anderson.
In light of the this new report, the award-winning actress and comedian who is in the process of negotiating her fifth season contract, says that if the comedy show can’t bring her up to Anderson’s pay level then she will be forced to do less episodes so that she can appear on other shows as guest to enable her make up the difference.
However this situation is quite different from the other ‘equal pay for equal work’ situations, a network source reports that Anderson serves as an executive producer on the show as well as his starring role, and thus could account for some of the difference.
Knowing this, some women from the TimesUp movement are worried that Ross’s move to cut back is not an empowering one, saying that guest starring and extra work isn’t a guarantee and it definitely doesn’t pay as much as being the star of a broadcast show.
Both Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross have been on the hit tv show since 2014, and have both been nominated for awards for their work, including Emmys and Golden Globes, with Ellis Ross winning the latter for Best Actress in a comedy or musical TV series in 2017, becoming the first black woman to do so in 35 years.