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Should Reality Show Participants Be Paid Equally?

Should Reality Show Cast Members Be Paid Equally?

Whatever your feelings toward reality TV, they're fixtures of network programming and successful ones to boot. The Real Housewives of New York City has two seasons under its designer belt, and the cast is currently negotiating contracts for a third.

The ladies are shooting for six-figure paychecks, and Housewife Jill Zarin explained her feelings toward the group's salaries to Us Magazine. She said,

"I think that in an ensemble cast, it's hard to have demands because I think all women are the same. I think all women should be treated identically. I don't think one is more valuable than other . . . I'm not saying someone new on the show would be valued the same as someone who’s been on the show three years, but I think that the cast is the cast."

Do you agree with Jill that reality show participants should be paid the same, so long as they've put in the same amount of time?

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