The Asian stars of 'Hawaii Five-0' quit the show after CBS refused to pay them as much as their white costars
"Hawaii Five-0" stars Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park have left the CBS show after the network refused to pay them as much as their white costars, Variety reports.As Instapudnit asks, Why are CBS and Hollywood such a hot beds of racism and exploitation?
Sources told the outlet that Kim and Park were seeking salaries equal to those of stars Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan, but they were unable to reach a deal with the show's producer, CBS Television Studios.
She was a pretty nice Cylon, too. Well, there goes my last reason for watching Hawaii Five-0. Wombat-socho chimes in with "Rule 5 Sunday: (Snap-On) Tool Time."
CBS's final offer to the two actors was reportedly "10-15% lower" than the salaries of their two white costars.
A representative for the network told Variety in a statement: "We are so appreciative of Daniel and Grace's enormous talents, professional excellence, and the aloha spirit they brought to each and every one of our 168 episodes. They've helped us build an exciting new Hawaii Five-0, and we wish them all the best and much success in their next chapters. Mahalo and a hui hou."