Gabrielle Union speaks out amid America's Got Talent leave: 'So much gratitude'
Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade respond to America's Got Talent exit“So many tears, so much gratitude. THANK YOU!” Union tweeted, breaking her silence on the matter Wednesday night. “Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone… you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever.
Gabrielle Union reportedly complained about offensive incidents on set of the NBC show. Fans were surprised to learn over the weekend that both Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were departing America ' s Got Talent after only one season, and a new report suggests toxic workplace
Gabrielle Union , Julianne Hough Out at ' America ' s Got Talent ' (EXCLUSIVE). Sources also shared a related incident that occurred during another audition taping this season, where Union and other staffers expressed concerns over a white male performer crossing a line in portraying people of
After it was revealed thatand will not be on , new allegations of a "toxic culture" behind the scenes of the show have emerged.
According to a report by, Union and Hough were shooting an interstitial segment with back in April, on the production lot, when the former late night talk show host allegedly made a racially insensitive joke.
The alleged joke reportedly made some of the staff and crew uncomfortable or offended, and Union urged producers of the show to report the incident to Human Resources. She reportedly had the conversation with an NBC exec, but the incident was never brought to HR, according to Variety.
Time’s Up and Hollywood Women Show Support for Gabrielle Union, Call for ‘America’s Got Talent’ Investigation
Time’s Up and Hollywood Women Show Support for Gabrielle Union, Call for ‘America’s Got Talent’ InvestigationThe outpour comes on the heels of an exclusive report from Variety that Union would not return to the show after her first year as a judge, and a subsequent report about a string of complaints she made regarding insensitivities to minorities throughout the past season.
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Actress Gabrielle Union was reportedly fired from America ' s Got Talent for speaking out about racism and sexism. When news broke on Friday that Gabrielle Union wouldn’t be returning to her chair on America ’ s Got Talent next season, it came as a shock to fans.
NBC and Freemantle, the production company behind AGT, responded to the reports and allegations, telling ET in a statement, "America’s Got Talent has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our talent and the acts championed by the show.
"The judging and host line-up has been regularly refreshed over the years and that is one of the reasons for AGT’s enduring popularity," the statement continued. "NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously."
The Leno incident reportedly involved the comedian making an off-the-cuff remark about a portrait of series creator and judge Simon Cowell standing with his dogs. Leno allegedly joked that the dogs looked like they would be "on the menu at a Korean restaurant."
Howard Stern Calls 'AGT' the 'Ultimate Boys Club,' Blames Simon Cowell for Gabrielle Union Ouster
Former "America's Got Talent" judge Howard Stern suggested on his radio show on Monday that Simon Cowell may have had a hand in orchestrating the exits of Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough from the NBC competition show. "He sets it up that the men stay," Stern said on his SiriusXM show. "No matter how ugly [the men] are, no matter how old they are, no matter how fat they are, no matter how talentless they are." "What he manages to do on all his shows is he constantly replaces the hot chicks with hotter chicks and younger chicks," he continued.
Gabrielle Union has been fired after just one season on America ' s Got Talent . And according to a new report, her firing may have been racially motivated. He was reportedly offered more than m - and he declined it and left the show. The NBC snitch added, "He walked away from 8-figures over
American actress, Gabrielle Union -Wade has reportedly been fired from ‘ America ’ s Got Talent ,’ after speaking out about “Social media engagement is the new measuring stick for talent and Simon isn’t on social media. Julianne and Gabrielle were both way higher ranked/engaged than Howie
The line, which Leno allegedly delivered to cameras as part of the unscripted segment, was cut before the segment was aired.
Multiple sources spoke to Variety about alleged incidents that occurred in which Union raised concerns with producers, only for those concerns to reportedly remain unaddressed. Another incident involved a contestant, a white male, whose talent was quick-changing between costumes.
At one point, his act reportedly involved him wearing dark make-up for a bit in which he dressed like Beyonce. Variety reports Union objected to the act being involved in the show, and while it was cut before the audition rounds aired, the contestant was allegedly still allowed to try out.
This was Hough and Union's first season as judges on the series, after stepping in for former judges Mel B and Heidi Klum. Judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel, as well as host Terry Crews, are expected to return next season.
ET has reached out to the cast of show's 14th season for comment.
Sofia Vergara meets with NBC about vacant 'AGT' seat: Report .
NBC reportedly wants to speak to Sofia Vergara about multiple projects, including 'AGT.'TMZ said the actress met with "AGT" brass on Wednesday for two hours, but the meeting also included some of NBC's top decision makers. The report indicated that "AGT" was "top of mind," but noted that the network sees Sofia as a "global star" and wanted to meet with her about several other potential concepts, including a Spanish language project.