Is White Cast Member Big Salary Winner On BET's "The Game"?


Today in WTF: Brittany Daniel, the white cast member on BET’s ensemble show The Game, gets paid significantly more than her black costars.

Ruh roh.

According to MediaTakeOut, the salaries of the cast are as follows-

Tia Mowry (as Melanie Barnett) – $50K per episode
Pooch Hall (as Derwin Davis) – $40K per episode
Coby Bell (as Jason Pitts) – $35K per episode
Wendy Raquel Robinson (as Tasha Mack) – $35K per episode
Hosea Chanchez (as Malik Wright) – $35K per episode
Brittany Daniel (as Kelly Pitts) – $75K per episode

The official word from the network is that Daniel was forced to turn down other projects in order to take part in the show, but insiders note that she’s not the only one who’s turned down other work to join the cast of The Game.

The other cast members are reportedly upset, understandably. Regardless of the network’s reasoning for the salary discrepancy, it’s unfortunate that it didn’t occur to anyone in a position of power that perhaps a network that focuses on providing entertainment to the black community should avoid paying a white actress double what some of her black costars make. Just a thought.

Drama! BET Pays The White Actress On The Game More Than Anyone Else
[Media Takeout]

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