By Savannah Smith  |  05-14-2018   Entertainment
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Mexican-American Salma Hayek suggested on Sunday that male stars should get considerable pay cut “to even things up” with perennially underpaid women in the industry.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Salma Hayek calls for male stars to get pay cut <a href="https://t.co/fI0sfKIHb9">https://t.co/fI0sfKIHb9</a> <a href="https://t.co/tsrmBJ3epH">pic.twitter.com/tsrmBJ3epH</a></p>&mdash; Reuters Top News (@Reuters) <a href="https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/996065243439779842?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The actress told a conference a day after joining other women movie makers at a demonstration at the Cannes Film Festival calling for women’s rights: “The actors have to say: ‘OK, time’s up. I had a good run but now it’s also time to be generous with the actresses in the films.”

An outspoken campaigner against sexual harassment in the industry, Hayek also added: “We all have to be part of the adjustment. That’s one idea. I’m going to be hated for it. I hope I can get a job after this!”

The prestigious Cannes Film Festival runs from May 8 to May 19, and the issue of equality has been a running theme through out the said festival. It is also the first time it is running since the spate of sexual harassment allegations against industry movers and powerful male players including actors and producers rocked the entire industry. The scandals paved the way for advocates like Hayek to join what is now being referred to as #MeToo movement and #TimesUp.

Hayek’s suggestion about the voluntary pay cut is not being received well by many social media users who are joining the discussion as they argue that the actress’ idea is neither practical nor fair. Some say Hayek should instead push for higher pay or equal pay for all, male and female stars and workers, and not to put down a certain category.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Salma Hayek doesn&#39;t understand economics. Instead of telling male.actors to take a pay cut. She should tell female actors to unite for a pay raise.</p>&mdash; Scott Polichette (@SPolichette) <a href="https://twitter.com/SPolichette/status/996072559711055874?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Exactly. If male actors get less money, the company just keep it, they don&#39;t automatic go to female actors.</p>&mdash; Aktuel Kommentar (@AktuelKommentar) <a href="https://twitter.com/AktuelKommentar/status/996099829863534593?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Studios make enough money. Why pay cuts? I am all for equal pay but why get pay cut to get there?</p>&mdash; Tim Gorgijanidze (@gorgtem) <a href="https://twitter.com/gorgtem/status/996072695845543936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Others are pointing to how Hayek’s views reflect the problematic views of the left- liberals and Democrats.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This right here is indicative of the entire left. Don&#39;t try to bring others up to greater success, instead force concessions from those at the top.</p>&mdash; Russell Hustle (@RussellHustle7) <a href="https://twitter.com/RussellHustle7/status/996065762405179400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So it isn&#39;t about advancing women, it is about punishing men. Disgusting envy politics.</p>&mdash; BeleaguredCrosspatch (@VictorB123) <a href="https://twitter.com/VictorB123/status/996065826582118400?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is socialism at its height - take away from someone else. So wrong! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/redistributionofwealth?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#redistributionofwealth</a></p>&mdash; virtual mystery (@virtual_mystery) <a href="https://twitter.com/virtual_mystery/status/996071006195404801?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dems, are all about bringing everyone down for equality of outcome. We should be more concerned equality of opportunity, so all can be brought up.</p>&mdash; Raymond Babbit (@DenverBootyCall) <a href="https://twitter.com/DenverBootyCall/status/996065890092204033?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Fed up perhaps with the left rhetoric espoused by Hayek, some turned harsh with the part-Mexican actress.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Dear Salma: <br><br>Nobody really cares what you think. <br><br>Do America a favor, and return to Mexico voluntarily. If you want to stay, stop complaining.<br><br>Thanks,<br><br>America</p>&mdash; Dan (@Dan081275) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dan081275/status/996070634940706826?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&quot;Yeah, because if I can&#39;t have it, then nobody can! That&#39;s progressive!&quot; — Confused Faux Feminist</p>&mdash; DudeLebowski (@DudeLebowskiii) <a href="https://twitter.com/DudeLebowskiii/status/996065500680597505?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Salma Hayek hasn&#39;t been in a blockbuster movie in like ten years, so what does her opinion matter?</p>&mdash; Ben Kuyt (@SDComps) <a href="https://twitter.com/SDComps/status/996075489612607488?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Didn’t she marry a billionaire??</p>&mdash; Michael Dinh (@mlqdinh) <a href="https://twitter.com/mlqdinh/status/996071313809682432?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 14, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Source:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-filmfestival-cannes-metoo-hayek/salma-hayek-calls-for-male-to-stars-to-get-pay-cut-idUSKCN1E11L

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Anonymous No. 26084 1526339532

Having audited payrolls since 1983 I have come to 3 conclusions.

(1) The wage difference is a myth because the method used to calculate isn't apples to apples.

(2) That said, there are 3 areas where women make less money than men - Actresses, Sports, Democratic interns,

(3) The one industry that females have a clear pay rate advantage is adult films.

Dawn Ford No. 26085 1526339532

Equality for all genders ~

Mieszko No. 26089 1526344695

@26084

>Actresses

Women get by in acting almost solely based on their looks, it's hard to find a genuinely good actress who's not where she is just due to being eye-candy. Men at least have to muster up some acting capabilities, for the most part.

>Sports

Female sports are BOOOOORING and dreadfully so, no exceptions. Any sport you can watch women participate in you can easily find a male equivalent that will be a hundred times far more interesting and competitive.

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