Snoop Dogg Says U.S. Women’s Soccer Should Get Equal Pay
Snoop Dogg had some harsh words to say about the fact that the U.S. Women’s soccer team earns less than the U.S. men’s team. Even though the women’s team consistently performs better than the men’s team internationally, they only get $90,000 per player when they win a game. However, if the men win, they get $500,000 per player. Snoop Dogg shared his thoughts on social media, saying “sorry ass f--king men from the U.S. team may never win sh-t, ain't ever win sh-t, can't even get out the f--king first round,” he continued. “Man, pay them ladies, man. Pay the girls what they're worth.” Snoop Dogg went on to say that "the women should be getting $500,000 per athlete. Snoop Dogg says so . . . Yeah, I'm rocking with that. Them girls have won four World Cups and $90,000? Man, please. Play them $500,000 a piece."
Snoop Dogg Agrees With U.S. Congress
Snoop Dogg is not alone in his criticism of the pay gap between the U.S. men’s and women’s teams. 50 members of Congress recently sent a letter to the president of the U.S. Soccer Federation to express their disapproval of the pay disparity between the teams. Congress members specifically criticized “the inequities in pay, publicity, and investment.” A few of the members of Congress who signed the letter were Ihlan Omar, Deb Haaland, Ted Lieu, and Sharice Davids. The letter pointed out that the pay inequality was “particularly questionable” because the women’s games have “generated more total revenue than U.S. Men’s games over the last three years.” Considering that the women’s team is bringing in more revenue and performing better internationally, it’s surprising that the men’s team still earns more.
Snoop Dogg Is An Advocate For Social Change
This isn’t the first time Snoop Dogg has been an advocate for equality and social change in sports. He founded a youth football league to improve the lives of children in low-income areas. Netflix did a documentary on his team, entitled Coach Snoop. His more-recent equal pay advocacy is also gaining attention from Megan Rapinoe, a star-player on the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team. In an interview, Anderson Cooper asked Rapinoe whether she would bring Snoop to the lawsuit mediation with the U.S. Soccer Federation. “I think that’s probably the best strategic move,” Rapinoe responded. She continued, saying “we have a good team of lawyers, but we’re going to put them on the backburner for this.”
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