Oh, Michael Caine. What can we say, some people like to watch the world burn. First, he criticized the false claims of racism at the Oscars. Now, he’s going after the alleged gender pay gap. And he’s taking no prisoners.
British screen legend Michael Caine has blasted the gender pay gap debate in Hollywood.
Several A-list women film stars claim they are paid far less than men.
But Sir Michael said: “It’s rubbish. I worked with Elizabeth Taylor and she got 10 times more than I did – and that was over 30 years ago.
“I don’t agree about the pay gap because she got a lot more money than me.”
In 1972, the pair starred in X, Y & Zee. Caine played an architect whose wife (Taylor) goes to extremes to get revenge on him and his mistress.
This is what cracks me up when people says “equal pay for equal work.” There’s a lot more that goes into a movie than screen time. Elizabeth Taylor was a bigger star at the time, possibly ten times bigger than Michael Caine. So, she gets paid ten times more. It’s like how Harrison Ford got paid a lot more than the two unknown actors in Star Wars, which leftists whined about, as usual. Leftist activists don’t seem to ever have a grasp on how things like business, or the world, works.
So, at the time Michael Caine is referring to, Taylor drew in more money at the box-office. She had greater star power. Because she brought in more dollars, she made more dollars (see also Ronda Rousey DESTROYS Feminist Reporter on ‘Equal Pay’ Myth…).
Which means what Michael Caine did here? He subtlety bitch-slapped all the whiny actresses out there who groan about not being paid as much as the men. Caine is saying, “If you want to make more money, BE BETTER.” He just did it with a British accent, which makes all words sound classier. Science.
Yes, Hollywood leading men tend to make more money. Why? Again, math. More people tend to see movies which feature leading men. Including female movie-goers. Incidentally, I don’t remember Julia Roberts, who reportedly made $20 million a picture, bitching about the pay gap when she was at the height of her career. She was allegedly making $20 million a picture at the same time Tom Cruise was making $20 million a picture. So…
Ladies, if you want more money, make better film choices. Yes, probably simpler for me to say than for you to do. Whatever you decide though, stop making fools of yourselves by uttering embarrassing stupidity. Also, speaking of actors telling people to shove off, here’s a flashback: Jamie Foxx Issues Perfect Smackdown on Oscar Boycotters…
And yes, of course here’s the video debunking the “equal pay” myth.