Watch: Kristen Bell Advocates for Equal Pay in Hilarious New Video Series
Tuesday night marked the premiere of HuffPost Original video series “Celebs Have Issues.” Each episode revolves around a celebrity who chooses to highlight their cause of choice through sketch comedy.
The very first episode featured actress Kristen Bell, who chose to illuminate the plight of women in the workplace.
The two-minute episode posed Bell as an infomercial-like spokesperson, explaining the pros of employing women with quips like this: “Women are a bargain at the workplace, since you only have to pay them 77 cents on the dollar.” Bell wore a pink shirt beneath her black blazer for the bit, drawing attention to the stereotypical assumption that women live for the bright color, a matching flower pin attached to her jacket.
In the episode, Bell termed the ironic “pro-female” work agency “Pinksourcing,” which bears the tagline “Pretty, cheap labor.”
Bell went on to describe the myriad perks of employing women: “You don’t have to pay women overtime. They’ll never ask for a raise, and they don’t complain about their working conditions.”
Bell topped off her sketch with these frightfully familiar closing words: “After all, women don’t even want to be working anyway. They’d rather be home, taking care of the family, while their husband gets to make life choices and follow his dreams … and play fantasy football.”
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Watch the video below for a look to watch the hilarious episode in full.