Stars slam E! live on E! over gender pay gap
Time’s Up … and that goes for showbiz network E! too.
On the Golden Globes 2018 red carpet on Sunday night, Will & Grace’s Debra Messing used her live interview with E!’s Giuliana Rancic to call out the network for its failure to pay its female and male stars equally.
“Time is up and we want diversity, we want intersectional gender parity, we want equal pay,” Messing said.
“I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believe in paying their female co-host the same as their male co-host. I miss Catt Sadler, so we stand with her and that’s something that can change tomorrow.
“We want people to start having this conversation that women are just as valuable as men.”
Last month, E! News co-host Catt Sadler left the network after 12 years when she found out that her co-host, Jason Kennedy, had been making “close to double [her] salary for the past several years”.
Rancic agreed with Messing, saying: “Absolutely. That’s really what this movement is all about. We have an amazing platform here. There are a lot of big great voices here tonight who can speak on behalf of [people] who don’t have these voices.”
Messing was not the only actress on the night to call out E! on their own network for the gender pay gap.
“We need the powers that be and all of the industries and the networks and E! to help us with closing this pay gender gap, 50/50 by 2020,” Big Little Lies’ Laura Dern told E! host Ryan Seacrest.
While Eva Longoria told Seacrest as she stood in between Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon: “We’re here for Time’s Up, we support gender equity and equal pay, and we hope that E! follows that lead with Catt as well. We stand with you Catt.”
If Seacrest thought he was out of the woods on a night when most donned black in aid of the Time’s Up movement, he was sadly mistaken.
“Equality, parity and safe work environments’ for men and women across all industries are key,” Sarah Jessica Parker told him, before putting her hands on his shoulders and saying, “I know it’s affected your network.” Eva Longoria brings up women equal pay and says “We stand with you Catt Sadler” to Ryan Seacrest and E!. Debra Messing also called out E! on the red carpet. #GoldenGlobespic.twitter苏州美甲/nzBVTI0WVz??? Pop Crave (@PopCrave) 8 January 2018Debra Messing calls out E! while on E!: “I was so shocked to hear that E! doesn’t believing in paying their female co-hosts the same as their male co-hosts. I miss Cat Sadler.” pic.twitter苏州美甲/dnqoMkh7YY??? Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) 7 January 2018Posted in: 苏州美甲