Henson’s Frustration with Exploitation
Renowned actress Taraji P. Henson, known for her roles in “Hidden Figures” and “Empire,” voiced her discontent with the pervasive exploitation faced by Black women in the film industry.
Unveiling Systemic Issues
Expressing her annoyance and frustration, Henson highlighted the disturbing trend of utilizing Black female talent while depriving them of fair compensation, echoing similar concerns shared by other Black actresses.
During her appearance on SiriusXM, Henson boldly asserted that she consistently received substantially lower pay than what she rightfully deserved for her hard work and talent.
The Struggle for Fair Payment
In her candid remarks, Henson emphasized her weariness with the industry’s recurring pattern of undervaluing Black actresses, indicating that despite her extensive work and negotiation efforts, the compensation remains dishearteningly inadequate.