Gwyneth Paltrow Thinks the Wage Gap Between Men and Women in Hollywood Is ‘Shitty’
And we agree. The wage gap is really shitty.
Gwyneth Paltrow, actress and goop queen, has some important words when it comes to Hollywood’s notorious wage gap between women and men.
Regardless of the fact that she’s one of Hollywood’s biggest leading ladies, the gender inequality she experiences in comparison to some of her male costars is “painful.”
Noting the disparity between her salary and Iron Man costar Robert Downey Jr.‘s salary to Variety, Paltrow explained, “Your salary is a way to quantify what you’re worth. If men are being paid a lot more for doing the same thing, it feels shitty.”
Although she does believe Downey does deserve all that he’s paid, she still doesn’t think that disparity is fair.
“Look,” Paltrow said, “nobody is worth the money that Robert Downey Jr. is worth. But if I told you the disparity, you would probably be surprised.”
Earlier this year, Downey was declared the highest paid actor for the third time in a row. The actor took home an estimated $80 million last year, according to Forbes.
Hollywood’s gender inequality is actively being fought against, and made headlines recently when Patricia Arquette made it the focus of her Oscars acceptance speech, not to mention when the salaries of some of Hollywood’s leading men and women were leaked in the Sony hack. For example, it was revealed that Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams were paid much less than their American Hustle co-stars Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Jeremy Renner and director David O. Russell’s, despite the fact that they were both nominated for respective Oscars for their roles.
Obviously, Hollywood has a gender problem and as Paltrow said, it’s painful.