The controversy surrounding Gabrielle Union being fired from “America’s Got Talent” has a lot of people in an uproar. Many celebrities have shown their support for Union while also calling upon NBC to fix its unhealthy workplace culture. This is following the breaking news of her and colleague, Julianne Hough, were terminated just after one season of the competition series.
“What @gabunion experienced on set at @NBC’s #AmericasGotTalent is unacceptable,” long term actress, Eva Longoria, shared to Instagram Monday night. “It’s time for @NBCUniversal to commit to long-term, concrete action to fix its toxic workplace culture and ensure safety and equity for all its workers. Add your name through @timesupnow Instagram story. #TimeUp on the imbalance of power.”
Union’s contract was supposed to end next season, but due to speaking up in regards to racist and unsuitable behavior she faced backlash while working as a judge. The talent competition show characterized her as “difficult” and later asked to exit her position. She reportedly experienced and observed racially heartless remarks and outrageous critiques related to her physical appearance, as well as Hough. The actress is currently meeting this week with legal representatives at NBC in an attempt to “improve the culture and atmosphere on the competition series,” according to Deadline. Union will not be returning back to the show.