Amy Schumer received some criticism this week after news surfaced she asked for a bigger paycheck once she found out her male colleagues (Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock) were making $20 million for their Netflix specials, as she took home $11 million. She said online,
"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 2 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. 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."
See her IG post, below.