If you couldn’t tell, I’ve been so emotionally and personally invested in Catt Sadler’s decision to quit E! since it happened in December. Not just as a woman, but as a fellow entertainment reporter, someone who’s OUT here in Hollywood hustling on these red carpets, who’s met a bunch of E! hosts, and ALSO wants to get paid what I’m damn worth. It’s a little too close for comfort.
The hypocrisy I’ve watched happen over at E! is infuriating.
I was pretty passionate about what I witnessed at the Globes and posted this video:
My thoughts about tonight and #whywewearblack as an entertainment news reporter, businesswoman, and someone who's watched all of this unfold FROM the #redcarpet since the #harveyweinstein expose was published. The #goldenglobes is a display of unity, but will powerful celebs take it to the next level to prove we mean business? You're gonna dress in black yet happily talk to the network that's part of the problem?! Will they sacrifice PC exposure with E! to ask them what the hell happened with @iamcattsadler as @amyschumer pointed out? Will they name more names and topple toxic patriarchy? The time is NOW. We have to call out the hypocrisy before more shit is swept under the rug. I see it happen way too much in this town. Time to protect ourselves and generations to come. #TimesUp #sexualassault #equalpay #wagegap #sexualharassment #imwithcattsad
Little did I know, a few weeks later I would meet Catt and could tell her how I feel. The publicists made it known that Catt didn’t want to revisit what happened at E!, and I totally get that (as much as I wanted to relish in being annoyed along with her). But when I told her what I felt, her reaction really spoke for her. See it here:
In a town where people can’t even wholeheartedly back their words, Catt Sadler is a damn icon. She walked the walk without knowing what would be next for her, and that is freaking admirable and brave. She’s seriously my idol.
Be inspired by Catt standing up for what’s right and for the road, here she is talking power of the pussy. 😉 Preach it, sister.