Jeremy Tardy took to Fb on Friday (September 11) to announce he wouldn’t be returning for his recurring position on Netflix’s Pricey White Folks, charging this system producers with racial discrimination.
Within the prolonged publish, Tardy accused Lionsgate-TV, who produces this system, of constructing him a proposal to return for a number of episodes, however failing to think about a counteroffer, amongst different issues.
“This information was disturbing as a result of considered one of my white colleagues — being a real ally — revealed that they too had obtained the identical preliminary supply and had efficiently negotiated a counteroffer,” he wrote.
Tardy says that he and 6 different castmates banned collectively to be able to collectively management negotiations, nevertheless the plan backfired when among the members began making facet offers with the studio. Because of this, Tardy was written off the collection, he claims.
Because of this, Tardy questioned Lionsgate and Netflix’s dedication to the Black Lives Matter motion and one of many central conceits of Pricey White Folks, which focuses on racial injustice.
“These corporations have lately launched statements and even donations in help of the Black Lives Matter motion,” he wrote in his Fb publish. “I’m calling out their shameful practices of discrimination and racial inequality with regard to how they’ve traditionally undervalued and lowballed individuals of coloration. Politically right lip service and symbolic gestures don’t absolve you of the every day accountability of doing enterprise in a good and equitable method.”
Tardy continues: “The truth that this has occurred behind the scenes of a present which purports to deal with systemic problems with racism and discrimination shows the very epitome of hypocrisy. Lionsgate. Netflix. I see you. We see you.”
Lionsgate has since addressed Tardy’s accusations in an announcement, and denies that racism performed any half in contract negotiations.
“This was a purely monetary negotiation concerning deal phrases,” the corporate tells Deadline. “Lionsgate is dedicated to equal remedy for all expertise no matter race, gender, age or sexual orientation. We’re very pleased with Pricey White Folks and its place within the nationwide dialog about racial equality and social justice and we stay up for starting manufacturing on its 4th season.”
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