Everywhere you turn in Hollywood, starlets and their male “allies” are either whining about the alleged “gender pay gap” or publicly flogging themselves for their grave sin of being born male. While it’s true that many of the highlighted cases of supposed sexist-driven pay disparity are actually driven by other factors, some conservatives have highlighted the self-deemed progressive industry’s rife sexism, which arguably contributes to paychecks, too, as The Federalist’s Molly Hemingway points out here.
But no matter where you land on the fault line of the Hollywood pay gap, everyone can agree that it’s laughable to hear rich celebrities decked out in designer attire with their multi-million dollar contracts cry over their income while holding themselves up as do-gooder liberals who care more deeply about the poor and the marginalized than those backward rubes in Middle America.
That said, not all Hollywood stars are so out-of-touch. In an interview with the UK’s Telegraph, award-winning actress Amy Adams explained why she hasn’t been yelling about the issue alongside her obnoxious costars.
“Everyone wanted me to talk about how I felt about it, but I want to fight for people outside our industry, so to come out and look ungrateful about what I’m paid as an actress just didn’t feel right,” explained Adams, specifically referencing the pay disparity between her and Jennifer Lawrence and their male “American Hustle” co-stars, which was exposed by the 2014 Sony hacks. Lawrence took a different route than Adams, publicly complaining about the allegedly sexist disparity every chance she could get.
Adams continued, explaining that she’d rather focus on others outside of the glitzy industry, like waitresses and teachers. “I do believe in equal pay, but let’s start with our teachers. Let’s get waiters paid the minimum wage. That’s what’s great about what’s happening with Time’s Up – we’re starting to have bigger conversations than just about what’s happening in Hollywood,” she said.
Adams, born on a Military base in Italy, was raised in a Mormon household early and was the middle of seven children. As one of the most sought after actresses in the game, Adams has yet to alienate half the American public with nasty anti-Trump or anti-Middle American rhetoric.