American actress and voice artist, Gabrielle Union has been reportedly sacked from ‘America’s Got Talents’ and she will not be returning for the next season of the reality TV show, National Sportslink reports.
According to NBC reports on Saturday, November 23, Gabrielle Union got canned after speaking out about “problematic” situations involving racism, sexism, and more behind-the-scenes of the popular talent competition series.
National Sportslink also gathered that Her co-judge Julianne Hough will also not be returning for the next season.
the Being Mary Jane star contract was not renewed after being the #1 talent on the show, NBC and network TV,” the sources said. “She set the record for her Golden Buzzer. They only replace the women and blacks at Simon’s whim.
She wouldn’t walk away from $12 million because she’s ‘busy.’ Based on weekly interactions on social media, by the time [the] AGT finale aired Gabrielle was the #1 talent on network TV for 2019. Why not pick up someone’s option in extreme success?”
The insider added that “Julianne and Gabrielle were both ways higher ranked/engaged than Howie [Mandel],” who is still employed at the show.
“The idea [that] the network wants to ‘switch things up’ only applies to women and Black folks,” the source claimed. “Nick Cannon wasn’t crazy. He walked away from eight-figures over how [AGT] operates.”
As previously reported, Nick Cannon claimed in 2017 that he was “threatened with termination by executives” after calling out NBC’s racial bias during a stand-up special. The comedian and entrepreneur eventually decided to quit his hosting duties on the show in February 2017.
As at the time of filing this report, Gabrielle Union has not publicly commented on her departure.
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