Amy Schumer responds to reports she demanded Netflix pay her as much as Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle

by: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Amy Schumer publicly responded this week to the criticism she received for her salary renegotiation with Netflix.

Variety reported Tuesday that Schumer’s team went back and negotiated for higher pay once they learned what Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle were paid for their respective stand-up specials.

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“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,” Schumer wrote Wednesday in an Instagram captio of a photo. The photo shows a near-naked Schumer clutching her dog, who was dressed as a hot dog.

“(Chris and Dave) 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,” the comedian wrote. “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.”


Schumer admitted she asked Netflix for more money than what she was initially offered, but denied Variety’s characterization of her as making demands and expecting Netflix to match her salary with Rock’s and Chappelle’s.

“The reports of me ‘demanding’ or ‘insisting’ on equal pay to them aren’t true,” she said.


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