Chris Rock says in the new issue of Essence magazine that black women have it the worst in Hollywood when it comes to decent roles and decent pay.
He tells the magazine,
“Black women get paid less than everybody in Hollywood. Everybody’s talking about Jennifer Lawrence. Talk to Gabrielle Union. If you want to hear stories, talk to Nia Long. Talk to Kerry Washington. They would love to get to Jennifer Lawrence’s place, or just be treated with the same amount of respect. Black women are the least represented on-screen. They just are. You can go see a lot of movies and there’s not one black woman in there with, like, a real part. It’s a real, real, real problem.”
Watch Chris Rock host the 88th Annual Academy Awards Sunday, February 28th on ABC13 at 7pm.