Originally aired on July 20, 2023
Celebrities have taken to social media to voice their support for the historic strikes organized by the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). Mark Ruffalo emphasized the significance of the strike, urging actors and writers to join the independent film scene. Kamiko Glenn highlighted the lack of fair payment and minimal residuals for actors and Leslie Jones debunked misconceptions, stating that the strike aims to protect the rights of all entertainment workers, not just the wealthy. Ron Perlman expressed his support for the strike, cautioning Major Studio executives against wishing harm on those participating in the strike.
The Actors and Writers Guilds of America are striking simultaneously for the first time in over 60 years, what are celebrities saying about the strikes?
- Mark Ruffalo emphasizes the importance of fighting for fair treatment in the streaming era.
- Kamiko Glenn showcases her residuals from “Orange is the New Black” to highlight the issue of low pay.
- Leslie Jones clarifies that the strikes are not solely for the benefit of highly successful actors but to protect the rights of all industry workers.
- Ron Perlman warns Major Studio executives against wishing harm on the strikers.