Last week, in a story about the way women are fighting for equal pay for equal work in Hollywood titled, ‘Sharing Salaries: How Actresses Are Fighting Hollywood’s Gender Pay Disparity With Transparency,’ The Hollywood Reporter revealed that black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross makes significantly less than her co-star Anthony Anderson.

Ross took to Twitter over the weekend to address the issue, writing, “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.”

She then specifically addressed a recent Hollywood Reporter story stating she makes “significantly less” than Anderson and that she may opt to appear in fewer episodes in the fifth season if her pay isn’t raised.

“The words and thought that were in the original article that started this public conversation were not mine,” Ross stated. “There were never any threats. I wish I would have been called by the reporter to confirm that.”

She says having her salary discussed publicly left her feeling “awkward,” but she’s thankful 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 very industry,” she concluded.

 

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