#EqualPayDay Is ‘Nonsense,’ ‘A Joke,’ ‘A Myth,’ Twitter Users Say

Today is Equal Pay Day, a date determined by how much of the year a woman would have to work to earn the same pay as a man

While many people are taking to social media to voice their support for action on wage inequality, some took to Twitter to debunk the so-called “myth” and “joke” that is the pay gap.

#EqualPayDay what a joke. Women get paid the same as men and there is so much evidence to prove it. Anyone who says different is lying,” one Twitter user wrote.

“That #EqualPayDay is a total fraud is easily proven, as is the phony 79% statistic,” wrote radio personality Neal Boortz.

Other people who don’t believe in the gender pay gap called the issue “nonsense,” “a lie” and an argument that is “flawed and invalid.” Many also replied to Bernie Sanders’ tweet, claiming that wage inequality is “bollocks.”

April 12 marks Equal Pay Day, a date determined by how much of the year a woman would have to work to earn the same pay as a man in the previous year.

See some of the tweets below.