On a channel, Stephen Anthony Smith, a sports journalist declared that he is “underpaid” by ESPN. Sports television personality debunked the erroneous assumptions about his net worth. This statement left people bewildered which then went on to become a trend. People are surprised that the face of ESPN, who has been for the last half-decade, is underpaid compared to other counterparts. A star, wearing a blue coat with a tie knot that appears to be brown in color, talked about the country’s meritocracy and his salary left people perplexed.
Stephen Anthony Smith says his $12 million salary makes him underpaid compared to some of his colleagues and other white counterparts. He said:
“We are still black in this country. We don’t trust this country in terms of meritocracy always. We know the bottom line is that just like women are underpaid compared to male counterparts, Blacks are underpaid compared to white counterparts.”
“And so when you look at it from that perspective, and of course, people look at me, I’m not talking about me even though, I got news for you, I am underpaid compared to some people on television what they get paid, but that’s a subject for another day. I’m not apologizing for that to a damn soul. I’m underpaid. Having said all of that, It ain’t about me.” Stephen A. Smith further said.
ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith says he is underpaid because he’s black
He makes $8 million a year pic.twitter.com/wffqohrmr5
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Stephen Anthony Smith, a sports journalist, multi-show, and radio host seems not to be happy with the salary as he does a lot of jobs for ESPN. Many of his fans spoke up and tweeted in his favor while others turned against him.
Some of his fans believe, if the ESPN host is underpaid compared to the white counterparts, he’s got the right to complain. In response to the tweet, other said, “he’s got the right to quit too. Who forced him to sign his contract? start his own BESPN if he’s so confident of his game.”