Tiffany Haddish is having a hell of a year. The 38-year-old comedian has parlayed the success of 2017’s hit film, Girls Trip, into hosting Saturday Night Live, a new TBS show, a best-selling book, and a new animated series on Netflix . And that’s not even all of it.
Buried in the wide-ranging interview that sparked the hashtag, #WhoBitBeyonce, Haddish talks about her improbable rise to fame, her experience in the foster care system and why she isn’t boycotting Netflix, like fellow comedian Mo’Nique suggested.
“My business run different than her business,” Haddish told GQ, when asked to comment on Mo’Nique’s campaign to get her fans to opt out from the streaming service after she accused them racial and gender bias.
“I don’t live her life. I don’t have that husband of hers,” Haddish continued. “I’m looking at how [Netflix has] opened up so many opportunities for Black females and comedy.”
While the Girls Trip star isn’t canceling her Netflix subscription, she isn’t against standing up for righteous causes.
“When my people are dying, that’s when you gonna catch me protesting,” she explained. “I’m not gonna protest because somebody got offered not the amount of money they wanted to get offered. If you don’t like what they’re offering you, just no longer do business with them.”
“If I protest Netflix—what about all the Black shows that are on there? What about all the other actors that are working on there? All the Indians, the Hispanics, the Asians,” Haddish wondered. “My show, The Carmichael Show, airs on there right now. It ain’t on NBC.”
Back in February, Mo’Nique said she wasn’t upset with Haddish’s Netflix stance and encouraged the actress to keep doing her thing.
“You’ve done nothing wrong my sister. You KEEP SHINING,” she wrote on Twitter. “I am proud of you. You keep doing what [you’re] doing. You are making it better for the next ones.”
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