“I wish I would have been called by the reporter to confirm that.”
It’s been reported that Tracee Ellis Ross plans on slowing down her appearances on ‘Blackish’ because of a gap in salary between herself and her co-star Anthony Anderson. However, the actress just took to Twitter, yesterday, to let us know this isn’t true.
Tracee cleared up that while she wishes to be “compensated in a way that matches [her] contribution,” there were inaccuracies in the original report. “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.”
She did add that despite this, she’s happy to see these that the wage gap is a conversation. “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.”
While equal pay is an important issue we need to address, it is important that reporters/journalists check their facts before publishing a story. Not only is reporting something like an actresses’ salary renegotiation already something to roll your eyes at (what happened to privacy) but it’s irresponsible to do so so recklessly.
Clearly Tracee isn’t a fan of fake news. Read her full statement below.