With news swirling that Tracee Ellis Ross allegedly threatened to cut back her time on the hit show Black-ish until she’s payed the same as her co-star Anthony Anderson, the 2017 Golden Globe winner took to Twitter on Saturday to set the record straight.
According to Ellis Ross, The Hollywood Reporter article published last week got a few things wrong, including that she might leave the show.
“There has been a lot of conversation and speculation the last few days regarding my Black-ish salary. I was in renegotiation like many actors find themselves in during the fourth season of a successful show. I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons, including the opportunity it allows me to reshape what it is to be a fully realized black woman on TV,” Tracee tweeted.
She continued: “The words and thoughts that were in the original article that started this public conversation were not mine; there were never any threats. I wish I would have been called by the reporter to confirm that. Having had my renegotiation become a public conversation was awkward, but I’m grateful for the outpouring of support. I’m truly thankful that important conversations are taking place about fighting for women’s worth and equality, and tightening the pay gap in every industry.”
And of course her fans had her back:
As we previously reported, during a behind-the-scenes at a #TimesUp meeting, a source told THR that it was revealed that Ross makes a lot less than her TV hubby.
“According to a source who attended, the Wahlberg-Williams discrepancy was discussed at length, as was Tracee Ellis Ross getting paid significantly less than her Black-ish co-star Anthony Anderson,” the report said.
However, a source close to the show stressed that Anthony makes more than Ellis Ross because their roles overall roles are different.
“A network source says a new deal will significantly increase her compensation and cautioned that Anderson and Ellis Ross’ roles aren’t equal given that he has been attached to Black-ish from the start and is an executive producer.”
Tracee Ellis Ross Sets It Straight: “There Were Never Any Threats To Leave ‘Black-ish’” was originally published on hellobeautiful.com