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

10:50  02 december  2019
10:50  02 december  2019 Source:   people.com

Debra Messing Slams NBC for Alleged 'Disgusting Behavior' After Gabrielle Union's AGT Firing

  Debra Messing Slams NBC for Alleged 'Disgusting Behavior' After Gabrielle Union's AGT Firing Debra Messing Slams NBC After Gabrielle Union's AGT FiringShortly after the Grey’s Anatomy star spoke out following Union’s recent and controversial departure from the NBC reality competition series after only one season, the Will and Grace star criticized the network in a group of scathing tweets.

Gabrielle Union Speaks Out After NBC Says It ' s ' Working with ' Her After AGT Firing .

RELATED: Gabrielle Union Says ‘Support Is Everything’ as She Leans on Dwyane Wade After AGT Firing . Blog Love B Scott was first to report about complaints Union had allegedly made prior to her departure, with an NBC source saying that she had spoken out about “problematic” situations on set.

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Gabrielle Union is calling for change from America’s Got Talent after her controversial departure.

On 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.

In her tweet, Monique outlined what makes for a “solid apology”: “1. Sincerely admit wrong doing directly to the offended party. 2. Be twice as loud correcting your mistake as you were making the mistake. 3. Lay out steps to correct your behavior in the future. Anything less is covering your own a–.”

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Union spoke out on Twitter soon after the statement was released, sharing a tweet from freelance writer and host Joelle Monique and commented NBC and Fremantle responded to the report with a statement praising AGT ' s long history of "inclusivity and diversity," and explained Union and Julianne

Shortly after the Grey’ s Anatomy star spoke out following Union ’ s recent and controversial departure from the NBC reality competition series after only one “Addressing a hostile work environment is inconvenient when there is a huge money making machine that is involved. It is cowardice, greed, and

Union retweeted Monique’s post, adding, “This! This! AND THIIISSSSSSS!!!!!!”

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Prior to the 47-year-old actress sharing the tweet, Syco Entertainment, NBC and Fremantle said in a statement, obtained by PEOPLE on Sunday: “We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture. We are working with Ms. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, following which we will take whatever next steps may be appropriate.”

News broke on Nov. 22 that Union and Julianne Hough — who joined the season 14 AGT judging panel in February, replacing spots vacated by Mel B and Heidi Klumwould not be returning for the show’s upcoming 15th season. (It has yet to be announced who will replace Hough and Union for the upcoming season.)

Sharon Osbourne Speaks Out About Her Own Experience on AGT Following Gabrielle Union's Departure

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A day after Union , 47, spoke out about her recent and controversial departure from the NBC reality competition series after only one season, Grey’s Anatomy star Pompeo came to her fellow actress ’s defense in a series of tweets. “ It ’ s unfortunate that @ nbc the same network that protected disgusting

Gabrielle Union knows that support is everything. Days after a slew of celebs, including Ellen Last week it was revealed that Union and Julianne Hough would not be returning to the competition show for the 2020 season. Union spoke out for the first time following her departure on Wednesday night.

Gabrielle Union sitting on a table: Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough | Trae Patton/NBC© Trae Patton/NBC Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough | Trae Patton/NBC

A day later, a report by Variety claimed that while working on the show, Union had expressed concerns over racially insensitive situations during her time as a judge, including a joke guest judge Jay Leno allegedly made that was later edited out of the episode.

RELATED: Gabrielle Union Says ‘Support Is Everything’ as She Leans on Dwyane Wade After AGT Firing

Union and Hough, 31, were also both subject to “excessive notes” on their physical appearance, sources alleged in Variety‘s report.

A spokesperson for NBC and Fremantle previously responded to such claims with a statement to PEOPLE on Nov. 26, saying: “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.”

Tamron Hall Defends Gabrielle Union in Wake of AGT Firing: 'A Woman Speaks Up, You're Difficult'

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RELATED: Dwyane Wade Defends Wife Gabrielle Union Amid AGT Firing : ‘I Am After the actress requested that they remove the audition from the show, the producers allegedly told her I am happy to continue my working relationship with NBC ,” said Hough, who is set to star in two upcoming NBC

Gabrielle Union is thanking her loved ones for their support following her America’ s Got Talent firing . The actress also posted a series of clips to her Instagram Story, including footage of herself working out On Wednesday, Union broke her silence on her controversial departure from AGT

Representatives for Hough, Union, and Leno have not responded to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Blog Love B Scott was first to report about complaints Union had allegedly made prior to her departure, with an NBC source saying that she had spoken out about “problematic” situations on set.

RELATED: Gabrielle Union Complained About Racism at AGT Before Being Fired Alongside Julianne Hough: Reports

According to Variety, during a taping of AGT over the summer, guest judge Leno allegedly made a joke about a painting on the wall that featured Cowell, 60, — who serves as a judge and executive producer — surrounded by his dogs.

Jay Leno sitting at a table: Jay Leno | Trae Patton/NBC© Trae Patton/NBC Jay Leno | Trae Patton/NBC

Sources on the series told the outlet that Leno allegedly joked the dogs looked like something one would find “on the menu at a Korean restaurant,” alluding to the stereotype that all Asian people eat dog meat.

Multiple people who were on set during the joke, Variety reports, including one Asian staffer, were offended and made uncomfortable by it.

Union also soon learned of the joke and allegedly urged producers to report the joke to NBC’s human resources department in an effort to bring awareness to the problematic issue, three sources told Variety. Despite her push, several insiders told the outlet that it was never addressed by HR. It was eventually cut by producers from the Aug. 6 episode.

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  NBC Launching Investigation Into America's Got Talent After '5-Hour' Meeting with Gabrielle Union NBC Launching Investigation Into America's Got Talent After Gabrielle Union Firing“The initial conversation was candid and productive,” an NBC spokesperson said in a statement to PEOPLE on Wednesday about their sit-down with Union.

NBC says it ' s working with Gabrielle Union after she lashed out at the network following her exit Gabrielle Union thanks those she's 'never met' for support amid ' AGT ' drama. “We are working with Ms. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, following which we will take

Stars are offering their support to Gabrielle Union following her exit from America' s Got Talent. NBC and Fremantle, the production company behind AGT , responded to the report with a statement praising However, Union ' s husband, Dwyane Wade, claimed on Twitter that the actress was fired .

In another instance, sources told Variety that Union found herself again speaking up against racial insensitivity when a white male contestant auditioned with an act where he portrayed people of color and impersonated singers through multiple quick costume changes.

Gabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade | Gabrielle Union/Instagram© Gabrielle Union/Instagram Gabrielle Union and husband Dwyane Wade | Gabrielle Union/Instagram

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Variety‘s report went on to describe claims that Union and Hough often received “excessive notes” on their appearance — noting that Union was allegedly told that her ever-changing hairstyles were “too black” for AGT‘s audience, while Hough reportedly received constant criticism on her hair, makeup and wardrobe.

However, in a statement to Variety, Hough denied that she had a negative experience working on the show. “I had a wonderful time on America’s Got Talent, I loved working with the cast, crew, and producers. I am happy to continue my working relationship with NBC,” said Hough, who is set to star in two upcoming NBC Christmas specials. “I’m looking forward to what the future holds.”

Union broke her silence on her controversial departure last Wednesday, thanking her followers for their support during this difficult time. “So many tears, so much gratitude,” she tweeted. “THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone… you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever.”

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