Amy Schumer clarifies salary negotiations: “I don’t deserve equal pay to Chris Rock & Dave Chapelle”

Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer has clarified comments she made regarding her salary negotiations with Netflix.

In a previous interview, the comedian stated that she asked for a higher salary after learning how much fellow comedians Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were paid for their stand-up specials.

Schumer took to Instagram and admitted to asking for more money than the streaming giant initially offered, but also wrote that she wasn’t “deserving” of the same pay as Rock and Chappelle.

The Trainwreck star posted that she doesn’t “deserve” the same pay as the male comedians due to the male comedians’ long-lasting and successful careers.

In the caption of a photo of herself – nearly naked, holding a dog – Schumer reiterated her belief that “women deserve equal pay.”

She wrote: “Thanks for chiming in on what you feel I deserve to be paid.

“I believe women deserve equal pay. However I don’t believe I deserve equal pay to Chris and Dave.”

“They are legends and two of the greatest comics of all time. I would like to say that I have been selling out arenas these last couple years. Something a female comic has never done.”

She continued: “That’s a big deal to me, especially because I know I do my best every night on stage for the audience and they have a good time.”

“I didn’t ask for the same as my friends. I did ask for more than the initial offer.”

“I will continue to work my ass off and be the best performer I can be.”

“The reports of me “demanding” or “insisting” on equal pay to them aren’t a true, ” Schumer insisted.

Rock and Chapelle were reportedly paid $20 million by Netflix while Schumer received $11 million for her “The Leather Special”  stand-up.

Schumer has made headlines for negotiating her pay before.

In 2013 she received a $1 million advance from HarperCollins for her collection of essays, The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo.

She eventually canceled her contract after delaying the release, later making a deal with Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books for $8 million. The move led her to a place on Forbes’s highest-paid comedians list, making her the first woman to achieve that milestone.

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