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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Thu Jan 21, 2016, 09:09 PM

11. Now I"m not disagreeing with the sentiments here but

I have to ask, how many of you feel the same way about movie stars, tV personalities (say Oprah), Big League sports stars, Music stars.

Is it OK for them to make as much money as they do, compared to all the other talent out there that works just as hard but doesn't make it to the top? Especially when they are all working on the same project. Like even the janitor of the studio, they deserve a decent share of the profits of a big hit, don't they? It's a collaborative effort. It can't be done without each person involved in some way.

Here are the 2015 incomes of the top two actresses and actors

Jennifer Lawrence: $52,000,000
Scarlett Johansson: $35,500,000

And the top two men

Robert Downey Jr.: $80 million
Jackie Chan: $50 million

You see, most people think it's OK to earn this much just because you are popular. They are not necessarily the most talented, but they are the most popular, so their movies bring in the bucks and they get the big bucks.

I don't think anyone should be making wages like this. I don't care how much money you bring to the movie companies, because those movies would not be made without all the other actors, all the staff working on the movie, etc. And they get peanuts compared to these big names. And that's not fair. If a movie brings in lots of money, it should be a collaborative (socialist) effort and everyone shares in the wealth (I don't mean equally, but more justly). But that's not the way it works...not in sports, not in music, not is film, and not on TV. Not in politics, and not in business.

We need to fight for equality for everyone, no matter where they work, or what their job is.

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