Palmer shared the same clip on Instagram and expounded on Henson’s point that being a professional in the entertainment industry comes with a lot of additional expenses that people don’t realize. “The entertainment industry is just like any other industry,” Palmer wrote. “We run businesses to keep our brands afloat, us being the brand/business. And it’s that team of company members that decrease any assumed large lump sum. This includes monthly expenses just like everyone else.”

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On Twitter, Yvette Nicole Brown wrote, “We feel you, @tarajiphenson and we love you. It’s a fight we ALL are waging. For ourselves and for the ones coming up after us. This mess sucks!” Robin Thede tweeted, “Taraji is telling the absolute TRUTH. 70-80% of GROSS income is gone off top for taxes & commissions (agents, managers, lawyers). And for those who pay other employees as well? Babyyyy! The math ain’t mathing!” Viola Davis, meanwhile, kept it simple, sharing the video on her IG with the caption, “This!!!! THIS!!! 👆🏿👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿” To which Octavia Spencer commented, “Allllllllll of this!!!!!!” On Henson’s own IG post, Halle Berry commented, “This is straight facts sister T! Thank you for spitting the facts upon facts ! ❤️”

You ever hear people say, “Listen to Black women”? Yeah.




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