Pharrell Williams can’t believe how much inequality women still face.
The Happy singer appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to promote his current album G I R L and explained why he is shocked that female employees still get paid less than their male equivalents.
The 41-year-old, who is married to model Helen Lasichanh, told Ellen that women deserve more respect for their role in society.
“There is a lot of inequality with women and you know how that goes. Everything from, you know… still do this day, what is it, 73 cents to a man’s dollar? Like, what is that? The last I heard, this whole entire species can only come into existence through the portal in a woman’s body,” Pharrell fumed.
“We’re a species that has had a space station floating around earth for over 20 years – we even have a rover on a surface of Mars – how can we be the same species that has legislators and legislations in place that are telling women what they can and can’t do with their bodies. How is that possible?”
Pharrell added that he believes equality should extend to “everybody” regardless of their sexuality or beliefs. The hugely successful producer has previously revealed he believes in the motto of “live and let live” and told Ellen he supports homosexual marriage.
“And when I say equality – you may be surprised – I mean equality for everybody. Like, who are you telling who they can marry and who they can’t. What is this? This is 2014,” he said.
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