There are a lot of gripes coming out of Hollywood. One of the most entertaining? Multi-millionaire actresses whining about the boys making more fat stacks. Hollywood starlets are on the front lines of perpetuating the “wage gap” myth. If the “front lines” are defined by whining to anyone who will listen. The suffragettes would be so proud. But I digress. What’s even more entertaining are male chumps who perpetuate the gender pay gap myth. Like Ashton Kutcher.
Ashton Kutcher said he is “so proud” of Natalie Portman for speaking out on the Hollywood gender pay gap.
The actor, who starred alongside the Oscar-winning actress in their 2011 film “No Strings Attached,” was responding to Portman’s recent interview in Marie Claire UK.
In the interview, Portman revealed that Kutcher’s salary on the film was more than three times what she was paid.
“I wasn’t as pissed as I should have been,” said the “Jackie” star, 35. “I mean, we get paid a lot, so it’s hard to complain, but the disparity is crazy.”
After Portman’s comments were published online, Kutcher took to Twitter to show his support for his former co-star.
“So proud of Natalie and all women who stand up for closing the gender pay gap!” he wrote, sharing a link to the article.
No word on if Ashton, who’s “so proud” offered to close this pay gap by giving Natalie Portman the difference in coinage. His people haven’t responded to our inquiry. We’re not holding our breath. But hey, that virtue signaling. Well done, sir. Just tweet your “support” then reap all the rewards from SJW snot cronuts. Easy speasy.
Look, ladies of Hollywood, I have some bad news. The reason leading men get paid more than the ladies? They’re leading men. They put butts in theater seats. The film “No Strings Attached” which few people saw, was a romantic comedy. RomComs have a certain target audience. Hint: not men. Hint: ladies who like to look at handsome men. Hint: ladies who don’t care about the female lead as much as they care about imagining themselves with the male lead. Hint: the male lead mattered more than the female lead. Hint: Natalie Portman’s character might have been played by any pretty woman.
That’s enough hints.
Oh, but speaking of pretty women? Guess who never complained about the gender pay gap, at least to my knowledge? Julia Roberts. Who was the 1990s- 2000s “It” woman. Rumor has it she was paid $20 million per film. Know why? She was a leading woman. She put butts in theater chairs. She had box office draw. She starred in hit films. Not off-beat indies or crappy prequels. These are all hints, Natalie.
Also, when you adjust the numbers accordingly, the wage gap myth bombs like Jobs. But, that’s not going to stop feminists like Natalie Portman and her pal Ashton from trying to convince you they’re the underdogs.