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Busy Philipps Makes More Money From Instagram Posts Than Acting: ‘I’m Not Above It’

Busy Philipps admitted via an Instagram Story video that she makes more money now from sponsored Instagram posts than she does acting.

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“I’m not above it, guys,” the Vice Principals actress said in a video posted to her account on Thursday, April 27. “I just only choose things that I genuinely like and, like, would want to partner with, like, for instance, my Michaels [craft store] partnership, which, you know, is my favorite thing of all time. And I’m doing one next week, I think, that feels like me.”

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Busy Philipps visits New York AOL Studios in 2016.

Philipps understands that celebs lose followers after posting “#sponcon,” but even she admits that “we all gotta make [money.]”

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“But, like, yeah, I mean, unless it was like, a billion dollars, I probably wouldn’t do something random and weird that people would be like, ‘Lame,’ ‘Busy Philipps sells out,’” she explained in her video. “But, you know, I gotta be honest with you, I didn’t make a ton of money as an actor last year. I made more of my money doing that kind of stuff, like the partnerships with brands.”

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Busy Philipps during The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2017.

In her defense, she explained that as TV actors, they’re “making a product so that networks can sell ad space,” which is essentially, in turn, what sponsored Instagram posts have become.

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Philipps is married to screenwriter Marc Silverstein.

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