‘America’s Got Talent’ Under Scrutiny After Departure Of Judge Gabrielle Union | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/04/2019

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The actress’ team is meeting with NBC representatives this week as the network, through counsel, investigates reports of a “toxic” work environment and “racially insensitive” situations at the show. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/M...



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Reports of a behind-the-scenes racially charged behind-the-scenes racially charged conflict. racially charged conflict. here is nbc’s blayne conflict. here is nbc’s blayne alexander. here is nbc’s blayne, alexander. , , so incredibly alexander. , >, >, so incredibly proud. , >, >, so incredibly proud. way to go. proud. way to Go. reporter tonight way to go.

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erica’s got reporter tonight, nbc’s `` america’s got talent' is under nbc’s ``. America’S got talent' is under growing scrutiny after talent' is under growing scrutiny. After actress gabrielle growing scrutiny after actress gabrielle union’s abrupt exit. actress, gabrielle union’s abrupt exit. , the actress’s team is union’s abrupt exit. The actress’s team is meeting with nbc. The actress’s team is meeting with nbc representativesthis meeting with nbc representatives this week as the network representatives this week as the network through counsel week, as the network, through counsel, investigates reports through counsel, investigates reports of a toxic work, investigates reports of a toxic work environment and Of a toxic work, environment and racially insensitive environment and racially insensitive situations at the racially insensitive situations at the show. situations at the show. variety, the first to show. variety, the first to depart union’s variety, the first to depart union’s departure after just depart union’s departure. After just one season, cites departure after just one season cites multiple sources who one season cites.

Multiple sources who say union was told multiple sources who say: union wastold. Over half a dozen say union was told over half a dozen times that her over half a dozen times that her hairstyles were too times that her hairstyles were too black for the hairstyles were too black for the audience. black for the audience. , the magazine describes audience. The magazine describes a different instance. The magazine describes a different instance with guest judge jay a different instance with guest judge, jay leno with guest judge, jay leno leno. leno leno. according to the leno. According to the article lenunion was, according to the article lenunion was present when leno told article lenunion was present when leno told a joke about asians present, when leno told a joke aboutasians that perpetuated a joke about asians, that perpetuated stereotype that perpetuated stereotype, stereotypes. stereotype stereotypes.

The joke: never aired. , stereotypes. the joke, never aired. the comedian, this the joke, never aired. the comedian. This week, -- the comedian this week, -- . I love gabrielle week, -- . I love gabrielle union. , . I love gabrielle union. She is a great girl.

union. She is a great girl. i really enjoyed. She is a great girl. I really enjoyed working with her. I really enjoyed working with her. , reporter julianne working with her. , reporter julianne huff the show’s other reporter julianne huff. The show’s other host is also leaving huff.

The show’s other host is alsoleaving but describes her time host is also leaving but describes her time time at the show, as but describes her time time at the show as wonderful. time at the show as wonderful. This is the wonderful. This is the ultimate example of a . This is the ultimate example of a boys club. ultimate example of a boys, club. reporter nbc and boys club. , reporter nbc and the show’s production reporter nbc and the show’s production company say they, the show’s production company say they remain committed To company say they remain committed to ensuring a respectful remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees. workplace for all employees. union did not respond.

Employees. union did not respond to nbc’s. Request for union did not respond to nbc’s request for comment, but last week to nbc’s request for comment, but last week on twitter thanked her comment. But last week on twitter thanked her supporters. on twitter thanked her supporters. now all eyes on a supporters. now all eyes. On a reality, show drama.


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