Gabrielle Union Was Reportedly Told Her Hair Was ‘Too Black’ for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Gabrielle Union is publicly talking out after her surprising and controversial exit from The United States’s Got Ability. On Wednesday, the actor took to Twitter to precise her gratitude to followers after admitting she changed into once feeling shaken and saddened after her ousting as a judge on the favored competitors series.

“So many tears, plenty gratitude. THANK YOU! Accurate if you is inclined to be feeling misplaced, adrift, alone… you bought me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, with out end ❤,” Union penned on Twitter.

Files broke unhurried closing week that Union, as well to fellow judge Julianne Hough, wouldn’t be returning for one other season of The United States’s Got Ability: The Champions, which is determined to premiere on January 6, 2020. The casting decision came amid a story, published by Vary on November 26, which alleged that Hough and Union had been decrease after they “complained of toxic custom.” The story cites alleged racist incidents which Union suggested producers to story to HR, based mostly mostly on insiders mindful of the allege. The story additionally claims both Union and Hough “got excessive notes on their bodily appearance,” with Union being suggested her hair changed into once “too dusky” for the allege.

In one other allege-up story published by Vulture, sources alleged that Union changed into once described as “vital” by fellow judge and allege producer Simon Cowell, as well to assorted producers. The story additionally claimed that Cowell asked Union no longer to make a selection her complaints to NBC but instead handle them with him for my piece — like her alleged teach with Cowell continuously smoking indoors. Union is allergic to cigarette smoke, and California law states employers can no longer enable smoking in enclosed workspaces, but no topic her complaints Union changed into once reportedly suggested, “no person can even terminate Cowell from smoking and that old attempts by a fire marshal and NBC executives had been unsuccessful.” Vulture additionally confirmed that Union first and predominant had a three-one year contract with AGT.

The actress did no longer provide comment for Vary‘s or Vulture’s experiences (and Hough’s comment to Vary denied any tension with NBC), so Union’s tweet appears to be to be her first acknowledgment of the predicament. Her husband, Dwayne Wade, additionally came to Union’s defense, reputedly confirming in a series of social media posts that Union changed into once fired for talking up at NBC.

“‘Men lie, Girls lie, numbers don’t’ Over this previous one year I’ve been approached by many of us asserting that my wife @itsgabrielleu is the major cause they’ve started gazing #AGT or that they admire her perception and sincerity on the allege,” Wade wrote on Twitter, continuing, “So when i purchased the news that my wife changed into once being fired—my first query changed into once obviously why!? I am serene waiting on a factual reply to that query. Nonetheless if someone knows @itsgabrielleu or maintain heard of her she’s an advocate for our neighborhood and custom.”