After Jennifer Lawrence lit the fire for the equal pay debate in her recent Lenny essay, stars everywhere have chimed in on the topic. Emma Watson tweeted her support, and Bradley Cooper is promising to share his salary information with future female co-stars so they can negotiate a higher rate. It’s only natural that the media would also reach out to Josh Hutcherson, Lawrence’s Hunger Games co-star and also an amazing human being. He did not disappoint.
He obviously thinks the essay is great, but he also makes a point about why the whole argument is ridiculous in the first place. “I think it’s insane what happens with women’s pay,” he told The Huffington Post. “To even say those words, feels so stupid. To have to say the words ‘women’s pay.’ Like, it just sounds ignorant.”
Honestly, that’s a good point. You know there’s a problem when salaries are being gendered, because equal pay suggests the exact opposite.
Josh also went on to praise Jennifer in general:
While this debate is nothing new, it’s awesome that Jennifer really got people to listen this time. She’s making change, and the more stars who lend their support, the closer we get to finally eliminating the wage gap in Hollywood.
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