CBS reportedly refused to raise their salaries to match those of their white co-stars.
By now, you’ve likely heard that Hawaii Five-0 actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park will not be returning for the show’s 8th season.
Kim and Park — the actors behind Detective Chin Ho Kelly and Officer Kono Kalakaua — had been series regulars on the reboot of the hit police procedural since it premiered on CBS in 2010.
Sources told Variety that Kim and Park had been seeking pay equality with co-stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Caan. CBS reportedly refused to raise the Asian-American actors’ salaries to match those of their white colleagues.
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