The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ alum makes use of her social media account to blast the streaming giant after it posts a meme featuring Meredith Grey, her character on the hit medical drama.
AceShowbiz –Ellen Pompeo slams Netflix amid SAG-AFTRA strike. The “Grey’s Anatomy” alum made use of her social media account to blast the streaming giant after it posted a meme featuring Meredith Grey, her character on the hit medical drama.
On Tuesday, July 18, Netflix shared a meme of Meredith sporting a stern look on her face. In the caption, meanwhile, the streamer wrote, “Me when there’s a [bomb] in the chest cavity.”
After catching wind the post, Ellen took to Instagram Stories to blast Netflix. Shading the streaming giant, Ellen reposted the meme and wrote in the caption, “Also me when [Netflix] doesn’t pay actors residuals.”
Ellen’s comments refer to the heated negotiations surrounding the current SAG-AFTRA strike. Actors on Netflix shows, including Sean Gunn, claiming that they’re paid mere pennies in residuals, even if their show was a hit.
The “Gilmore Girls” actor told The Hollywood Reporter on Friday, July 14 from his perch on the SAG-AFTRA picket line in Los Angeles, “I wanted to come out and protest Netflix because I was on a television show called ‘Gilmore Girls’ for a long time that has brought in massive profits for Netflix.”
Sean, who played the quirky Kirk for all seven seasons of the series, added, “It has been one of their most popular shows for a very long time, over a decade. It gets streamed over and over and over again, and I see almost none of the revenue that comes into that. You really need to rethink how you do business and share the wealth with people. Otherwise, this is all going to come crashing down.”
SAG-AFTRA officially went on strike on Friday as actors are seeking an increase in streaming residuals along with other issues like AI and revenue sharing. They join writers’ guild the WGA, who went on strike back on May 1 after failing to reach agreement in negotiations with Hollywood producer union AMPTP over many of the same issues.
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