Regina King challenges Hollywood to hire 50 per cent women

Regina King is the latest celeb to turn her award show win into an epic progressive monologue. Can we just have a show of famous women doing back-to-back five-minute impassioned speeches, please? We’re waiting.

Regina acknowledged that some people might be tired of celebs using their “soapbox” platforms to talk social injustice, but that wasn’t going to stop her from doing it.

“The reason why we do this is because we understand our microphones are big and we’re speaking to everyone,” she said. She then went on to make a pretty big commitment to gender equality.

“I just want to say that I’m going to use my platform right now to say in the next two years, everything that I produce—I am making a vow and it’s going to be tough—that everything I produce is 50 percent women,” Regina announced. And no one is off the hook.

“And I challenge anyone out there who is in a position of power, not just in our industry but in all industries. I challenge you to challenge yourselves and stand with us in solidarity and do the same,” she continued to a standing ovation.

Her speech got a great response from the room (producers even stopped playing her off as she reached the climax of her monologue) and is getting equally supportive reaction online. Including from other TV and film producers.

Have we mentioned that we LOVE Regina King?