Gabrielle Union: ‘America’s Got Talent’ & NBC Issue Statement After Firing Fiasco

Published: Sunday 1st Dec 2019 by Sam

Gabrielle Union has been at the center of quite the firestorm following her axe from ‘America’s Got Talent.’

The actress’ departure from the hit series was initially spun as being “amicable,” yet it quickly became apparent that was far from the case. Especially when accusations of the racially coded variety were seeded by sources and confirmed as a concern by her husband Dwayne Wade.

Seemingly key to the fall-out was a complaint Union is said to have lodged with NBC higher- about an ill-conceived joke made by guest Jay Leno; one that the new mother offended the audience at the taping.

Per Union sources, nothing was done (despite alleged promises to the contrary), the said segment was simply left on the cutting room floor, and she was “coincidentally” let go upon the climax of the season. A reality, which if read a certain way, tells a story in and of itself.

With pressure mounting and Union receiving ample support from her peers and the public alike, NBC and AGT have issued another joint statement. One which suggests they may have pivoted on their initial, fairly-firm stance that touted the show’s “diversity” and “inclusivity.”

Their words below…

“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.”

And with that, what are…

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: G. Union IG]

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  1. Clarks0on December 1, 2019

    She starts unnecessary drama any where she goes to.
    She wanna be a social activist so bad since her acting career didnt take off after 20 years in the industry

    Remember when she started drama with BET?

    Nobody should hire this woman again. Let her go work for Tyler Perry.
    She’s lucky she married that ugly basketball player.

  2. Ratedxxx December 1, 2019

    Why does everything has to be about race…

    That white girl got fired too..do you hear her complaining…

    That black chick is always extra…

    • Angela December 1, 2019

      That’ white girl you are defending has 2 more shows in development with NBC, so she’s set. You weren’t apart of what was going on behind the scenes, so you should shut TF up clown!!!

    • Only facts December 1, 2019

      “That white girl” got fired because she refused to dress like a s** kitten like simon ordered her to. Let’s not forget this is the same show that fired nick cannon and Tyra banks.

      • CUMila December 1, 2019

        Nick Canon? Really is that your defense…Canon is a bigot just google it so you’ll find a lot of citations and s*** he said, he isn’t Yet canceled because of his white friends who have his back.
        Tyra is just a bad presenter, everything she says sounds fake and she whines a lot…all her complaints and self pity made people (such as me) starting to get behind Naomi and supporting her.
        Here’s a good presenter for AGT NAOMI!

  3. Mira Cuckold December 1, 2019

    Actress’ is grammatically incorrect. It should be Actress’s

  4. Charli Cheer Up December 1, 2019

    Its kinda sad that Julianne Hough had to suffer as well because of Gabrielle. Seems like they fired her too because ppl will scream “racism” towards the panel if only Union was let go..

    • BravoHunk December 1, 2019

      Oh lord here we go. You probably do not know the background to the story. The “racist” part about this story has to do with a guest on the show making insensitive comments about Koreans eating dogs. People are outraged because NBC chose to fire her instead of dealing with the discriminatory practices that have gone on for decades on the set of AGT. Don’t make this a race thing because it is not.

  5. Carver Barney December 1, 2019

    White racism. Nothing new..it is very historic.

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