AGT Producers, NBC issue a new statement about Gabrielle Union


The producers of America has talent and the NBC distributor said in a statement on Sunday that they are in communication with Gabrielle Union, who was fired from the program after having expressed concern about the offensive incidents on the set, to hear more about what she has to say.

Last week, NBC confirmed that the actress and Julianne HoughHe would not return to the NBC series after serving as judges for a season. Variety then reported that prior to his departures, Union urged producers to inform human resources at NBC of an offensive joke that the invited judge and former Tonight show host and comedian Jay Leno counted in the set. It was not reported. The media also said that during his time on the show, Union received constant notes that his rotating hair styles were "too black,quot; for the audience of the series.

"We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take any questions about workplace culture very seriously," NBC said in a joint statement with America has talent Fremantle and Syco producers, founded by the judge and executive producer Simon Cowell. "We are working with Mrs. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, after which we will take the next steps that are appropriate."

The union has not responded directly to the new statement. However, minutes after its publication, it retweeted a publication of the freelance writer. Joelle Monique, who wrote: "A solid apology comes in three parts. 1. Sincerely admit to having made a mistake directly to the offended party. 2. Correct the mistake twice as strongly as when you made the mistake. 3. Set the steps to correct your future behavior. Anything less is to cover your own butt. "

"This! This! AND THIIISSSSSSS !!!!!!" Union wrote.

NBC and the production companies had previously said: "America has talent It has a long history of inclusion and diversity both in our talent and in the acts advocated by the program. The training of judges and hosts has been regularly updated over the years and that is one of the reasons for the enduring popularity of AGT. NBC and the producers take any problem on the set seriously. "

Fans and celebrities like Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo, as well as Union's husband Dwyane WadeThey have gathered behind the actress in the middle of the controversy.

"When I received the news that my wife was being fired, my first question was obviously why!" Wade tweeted just before Thanksgiving. "I am still waiting for a good answer to that question. But if anyone knows @itsgabrielleu or has heard about it, you know that she is an advocate for our community and culture," Wade continued in another tweet.

"So many tears, so much gratitude," Union wrote on Instagram earlier this week. "THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, just … you lifted me off the ground. Humiliated and grateful, forever."

She wrote on Instagram on Black Friday, next to a picture of Wade kissing her as she closes her eyes, "Sir, YOU KNOW I'm trying … to breathe. Breathing is everything. ❤ @dwyanewade."

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