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Entertainment Gabrielle Union speaks out amid America's Got Talent leave: 'So much gratitude'

09:01  29 november  2019
09:01  29 november  2019 Source:   ew.com

Gabrielle Union Reportedly Expressed Concern Over 'Toxic Culture' at ‘America's Got Talent'

  Gabrielle Union Reportedly Expressed Concern Over 'Toxic Culture' at ‘America's Got Talent' A new report alleges Union's departure from the show came after she made several complaints to NBC execs.According to a report by Variety, Union and Hough were shooting an interstitial segment with guest judge Jay Leno back in April, on the production lot, when the former late night talk show host allegedly made a racially insensitive joke.

As reports shed more light on Gabrielle Union ‘s unceremonious exit from America ’ s Got Talent , the actress expressed her “ gratitude ” for the support In the days that followed their departures, reports from Variety and Vulture stated Union ’s leave came after she reportedly expressed concerns over

Gabrielle Union broke her silence amid the controversy surrounding her exit from " America ' s Got Talent " which was announced last week. Union 's tweet comes after Variety reported Tuesday that her exit was because she spoke out against the alleged “toxic” workplace culture at the NBC singing

Gabrielle Union posing for the camera© Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

As reports shed more light on Gabrielle Union‘s unceremonious exit from America’s Got Talent, the actress expressed her “gratitude” for the support she’s experienced.

“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.”

On Friday, news broke that Union and fellow judge Julianne Hough would not return to the judging panel for season 15 of the reality talent competition show. Both joined in season 14 as replacements for Heidi Klum and Mel B.

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  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.

Gabrielle Union is speaking out for the first time since news broke about her controversial firing on America ' s Got Talent . The publication also reported that the actress received harsh criticism more than half a dozen times about "So many tears, so much gratitude ," she wrote to her fans on Twitter.

The former America ' s Got Talent judge took to Twitter on Wednesday night to share a special message with her followers, days after it was announced that she, as well as Julianne Hough, would not be returning as judges next season. "So many tears, so much gratitude . THANK YOU!

In the days that followed their departures, reports from Variety and Vulture stated Union’s leave came after she reportedly expressed concerns over “problematic” situations behind the scenes. Those allegedly included a racially insensitive joke from guest judge Jay Leno that was apparently cut from an episode, another cut segment involving a white contestant performing racially insensitive impressions of other celebrities, offensive feedback about how Union’s appearance was often “too black” for the show’s audience, and a months-long struggle over Simon Cowell‘s on-set smoking, according to the reports.

Reps for those involved were quiet at the time, but a spokesperson for NBC and production company Fremantle told People 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. NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously.”

Gabrielle Union Speaks Out After NBC Says It's 'Working with' the Actress Following Her AGT Firing

  Gabrielle Union Speaks Out After NBC Says It's 'Working with' the Actress Following Her AGT Firing Gabrielle Union Speaks Out After NBC Says It's 'Working with' Her After AGT FiringOn Sunday, the actress shared a tweet from freelance writer and host Joelle Monique and commented on the proper way to apologize, shortly after Simon Cowell’s company, Syco Entertainment, NBC and production company Fremantle released a new statement about Union’s unexpected firing from the show.

Gabrielle Union broke her silence amid the controversy surrounding the announcement last week about her exit from « America ’ s Got Talent .» Union ’s tweet comes after Variety reported Tuesday that her exit was because she spoke out against the alleged “toxic” workplace culture at the NBC

Gabrielle Union spoke out Tuesday amid the fallout from her " America ' s Got Talent " exit last week, telling her 4.2 million Twitter followers she's Union ’s tweet followed reports published Wednesday detailing alleged toxicity on the set of the NBC talent series. Union is said to have brought up racially

Union’s husband, former basketball player Dwyane Wade, wrote on social media that Union had been “fired” from the show.

“‘Men lie, Women lie, numbers don’t’ Over this past year I’ve been approached by many people saying that my wife @itsgabrielleu is the main reason they’ve started watching #AGT or that they love her insight and sincerity on the show,” he wrote. “So when i got the news that my wife was being fired—my first question was obviously why!? Iam [sic] still waiting on a good answer to that question. But if anyone knows @itsgabrielleu or have heard of her you know she’s an advocate for our community and culture.”

Wade continued, “As proud as i were of her being selected as a judge on #AGT— Iam [sic] even more proud of her standing up for what she stands for and that’s US.”

Howard Stern Calls 'AGT' the 'Ultimate Boys Club,' Blames Simon Cowell for Gabrielle Union Ouster

  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 dumped as a judge on America ’ s Got Talent . In a tweet this morning, the former judge wrote: “So many tears, so much gratitude . Union ’s tweet comes after Variety reported yesterday that her exit was because she spoke out against the alleged “toxic” workplace culture at

Gabrielle Union is breaking her silence. In the wake of her recent and controversial departure from America ’ s Got Talent , the actress, 47, sent a Union also seemingly referenced the ordeal on her Instagram Stories earlier in the day with a video of herself working out alongside husband Dwyane

Others speaking out in support of Union include Grey’s Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, Hamilton‘s Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Oscar winner Patricia Arquette.

Jay Leno Breaks Silence on Gabrielle Union's AGT Firing After Allegedly Objecting to His Joke

  Jay Leno Breaks Silence on Gabrielle Union's AGT Firing After Allegedly Objecting to His Joke Jay Leno Calls Gabrielle Union a 'Great Girl' amid AGT DramaThe comedian spoke out about Union’s grievances with America’s Got Talent after her controversial departure, which reportedly involved her being offended about a joke he made.

Julianne Hough & Gabrielle Union Leave " America ' s Got Talent ". In light of a recent report that claimed the former America ' s Got Talent judge was fired from the NBC competition series for speaking out against several alleged incidents of racism on set, Ellen took to Twitter with a message

Gabrielle Union speaks out amid ' America ' s Got Talent ' controversy. Soooo much better. Hard to believe these networks are still getting away with this,” Pompeo continued. Union spoke out Wednesday, stating she is “humbled and thankful” amid the controversy.

“It’s unfortunate that @nbc the same network that protected disgusting men like Matt Lauer and punished women for speaking out or not putting up with it…has not changed their practices or culture,” Pompeo tweeted. “I support @itsgabrielleu commitment to speaking up to injustice. It takes courage.”

“This is terrible,” Arquette wrote. “You should not be penalized for trying to have a workplace that honors the rule of law in the workplace.”

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