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Taraji P. Henson Breaks Down in Tears Discussing Pay Inequality in Hollywood

Emmy-Winning Actress Opens Up About Frustration and Emotional Toll of Unequal Pay in Hollywood
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Taraji P. Henson, the acclaimed actress from “Empire” and “The Color Purple,” opened up in an emotional interview with Gayle King on SiriusXM radio about the persistent pay inequality she faces in Hollywood.

Taraji P. Henson.

The 53-year-old actress expressed frustration at working tirelessly but receiving only a fraction of what she believes she deserves. Henson shed tears as she discussed the pay gap for Black women in the industry, emphasizing the challenges faced by her and her peers. She highlighted the financial complexities of Hollywood careers, revealing how taxes and team salaries significantly impact her earnings.

Henson’s heartfelt remarks call attention to the ongoing struggle for fair compensation in the entertainment industry.

December 21, 2023

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