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Mo’Nique Cries & Feels Hurt by Whoopi Goldberg’s ‘The View’ Salary: “You Accept Them Paying You That?”

By admin / Published on Tuesday, 06 Aug 2019 16:45 PM / No Comments / 573 views

Mo’Nique has made waves fighting for black female comedians to be paid what they deserved. And recalling Whoopi Goldberg’s salary at The View recently brought her to tears, especially since Whoopi has not been supportive of Mo’Nique’s pay equity crusade.

In a recent Comedy Hype interview, Mo’Nique became emotional when revealing that a backstage conversation with Whoopi about her View salary left her hurt. She was shocked to learn an icon like Whoopi Goldberg was being paid so little.

“When I get Whoopi Goldberg on the flip saying, ‘F**k them little ones coming behind you. You better give a damn about you,’ that crushed me that day in her dressing room,” she said.

“Because Whoopi Goldberg told me the salary she makes from The View, and that hurt my feelings. You’ve been there for 10 years and you accept them paying you that?

“And you’re telling me, ‘Don’t worry about the little ones coming up?’ God damn if I ain’t gotta be worried about you too. Because you accept that salary, it makes it hard for me. And how hard do you think it’s gonna make for the one who ain’t here yet, because you accept that salary?”

It has been reported that Whoopi earns between $5 million and $6 million a year as the moderator for the ABC talk show. She joined the show in 2007.