Earlier today, as Michelle Williams bagged an Emmy for her out-of-the-world performance in Fosse/ Verdon, she took a minute to address the global issue of gender-based pay inequality in her acceptance speech.
When the entire Microsoft Theatre was cheering and applauding Michelle William's 'Lead Actress' Emmy, she took a moment to thank the show's network for its equal pay practices.
In her acceptance speech, with all her courage and boldness, she called out the gender-based pay inequality that exists in the industry.
With an aim to encourage pay parity she made a humble plea that has just struck a chord with the audience.
After 3 years on a hit show, found out I was paid 2/3 of what 2 male EPs made (one joined Yr 2, one Yr 3). They're both great; I was as good or better. WB said they'd give me 3/4 of what the men made. I left a year later. WB puzzled at my ingratitude. #NotWorthLess— Ashley Gable (@Ashley_Gable) September 18, 2019
Here's a glimpse of her inspirational speech:
"My bosses never presumed to know better than I did about what I needed in order to do my job and honor Gwen Verdon." #FosseVerdonFX star Michelle Williams thanks her studios during her acceptance speech for lead actress in a limited series https://t.co/WmT1Fmyol4 #Emmys pic.twitter.com/DDF1ONJV7Z— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 23, 2019
Netizens couldn't agree more to her truth bombs:
Give her another Emmy for that speech!👏🏼— Devaraj7 (@D3v4raj) September 23, 2019