Hawaii Five-0 Actors Quit After Being Paid Less Than White Co-Stars

Image via Getty
Image via Getty

Actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park have reportedly quit the CBS show Hawaii Five-0, which they have starred in since 2010, after being unable to get the same pay as their white co-stars.


The stars, who are both of Korean descent, were ultimately given a final offer from CBS that amounted to 10-15 percent less than what their coworkers Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan make, according to Variety. So, they bounced! That Kim and Park would be given an offer like that is sadly unsurprising, especially when you look at the salary data for white television stars and their minority peers, who almost always make significantly less.

A CBS spokesperson told the publication: “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.”

You figure if they really appreciated their “aloha spirit” they could, I don’t know, pay them more money, but sure CBS!


Mortal Dictata

Says more that their co-stars are staying silent on this though it seems they’ve quit the show anyway.

Can’t say for Daniel but after her performances in Battlestar Galactica Grace Park is deserving of equal recognition and benefit.