During this holiday season, Santa comes in the form of many giving people and Queen Latifah is one of them. Her talk show ’The Queen Latifah Show’ was recently cancelled by Sony. This sudden move has caused all of her staff to be immediately laid off right in the midst of the holiday season. Although production has completely shut down, Queen made the decision to pay her staff through the holidays from her own pocket. She released this statement via her Facebook page:
“Your dedication and sacrifice was crucial to the entire team, and in the face of intense challenges, you displayed ‘True Grit’!’ Thank you for your strong work ethic and great effort in getting The Queen Latifah Show off the ground and running.
Your Family, Partners, Staff and Crew showed up with you every step of the way. Be very proud of that! Not everyone can say the same,” the message continued. “You can also say you have been a blessing to and been blessed by amazing guests and incredible audiences for this show. We truly changed people’s lives for the better. So…stay positive, stay strong, and most important, stay open…There is so much more God has in store! This letter is for me, my staff, my crew, and everyone who was by my side for this incredible journey. The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances. No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.”
Original episodes of the show will air through March of 2015. Kudos to Queen for being such a great woman of integrity and giving!