Debra Messing Calls Out E!’s Lack of Equal Pay On Air
As part of the “Time’s Up” campaign, celebrities are calling out the century old Hollywood (and rest of the world) sexism — and it won’t always be pretty. The injustices inflicted on women in Hollywood go from everything from sexual assault to lack of equal pay — and Debra Messing called out E!’s lack of equal pay while being interviewed for the Golden Globes on the red carpet. The Will and Grace star said —
I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believing in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts.
It’s powerful stuff, and the necessity of not being polite about incredibly impolite economic injustices and sexist injustices is so important in this climate where politeness is used as a weapon against justice and fairness. Debra Messing, we salute you.
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