Comedian Michael Blackson is too savage for his own good. The hip-hop funnyman has hit up social media to respond to fellow Hollywood entertainer Mo’Nique’s request for people to boycott streaming giant Netflix.
Blackson went to Instagram this week and said Netflix’s ridiculously affordable memberships made it impossible for the average person to boycott it.
“I just watched the Mo’Nique video. She wants us to boycott Netflix because they only offered her $500,000. Mo’Nique, $500,000 might not be sh*t to you or me or Chris Rock or Dave Chappelle – but it means a lot to the broke n*ggas that are following us. It could be a 10-year income. they take your income, so you’re not going to get much support there. Plus they take your cable. DirecTV costs $150. Netflix costs $9.99 and n*ggas love discounts. Plus I’m waiting for my Netflix deal so I can’t really f*ck with it now. Now if they offer me some bullsh*t like 40 cents a day then I’ll tell n*ggas to kiss my a**.”
Heading into the weekend, Mo went to social media and called out Netflix for biases.
“Hey my loves. I’m asking that you stand with me and boycott Netflix for gender bias and color bias. I was offered a $500,000 deal last week to do a comedy special. However, Amy Schumer was offered $11 million, Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, $22 million. Then Amy Schumer went back and renegotiated 2 more million dollars because she said ‘I shouldn’t get what the men are getting, they’re legends, however I should get more,’ and Netflix agreed. We asked Netflix to explain the difference, why the money was so different and they said ‘We believe that’s what Mo’Nique will bring.’ We said, ‘Well, what about my résumé?’ They said, ‘We don’t go off of résumés.’ Then we asked them what was it about Amy Schumer and they said, ‘Well, she sold out Madison Square Garden twice and she had a big movie over the summer.’ Is that not Amy Schumer résumé? And then Netflix said, ‘By the way, we believe Mo’Nique is a legend too.’ Why shouldn’t I get what the legends are getting? Please stand with me in this boycott of Netflix. I love us for real.”
Back in late 2016, buzz developed about Dave Chappelle landing a major deal possibly worth up to $60 million for his Netflix specials.
Dave Chappelle landed a huge deal at Netflix — said to be worth up to $60 million — following his hit “SNL” hosting debut. One insider said: “Dave was offered $20 million a special. Netflix basically has a war chest for this kind of content. Whether it’s a loss or not, Dave Chappelle’s specials will get a lot of press and bring in new subscribers.” (Page Six)