GABRIELLE UNION AND JULIANNE HOUGH FIRED AS JUDGES FROM AMERICAS GOT TALENT
Today in entertainment news judges Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough were cut from the judges panel today. Ending their run on americas got talent. Though Hough’s reasons at this time are unclear unanimous sources say it was do to her appearance. Many are claiming her release was due to the body shaming of the former dancing with the stars champion.
Julianne Hough ultimately denied those claims stating that “she had a wonderful time working with the cast and producers of the show”. Hough also stated that she looks forward to working for nbc in the future. Hough pushed back at the claims of a toxic work environment as claimed by former judge Gabrielle union.
Union was let go after she addressed concerns over a joke told by former late night host Jay Leno. Allegedly, Leno made a joke about asians eating dogs. The joke was eventually edited out of the show. Nevertheless, union remained angered at the audacity of the statement. Ultimately Union was fired for reporting Leno. Leno has yet to comment about the joke and the firing of hough and union.
In a show of support for union her husband former NBA legend Dwayne Wade took to twitter with a few thoughts of his own stating:
“So when i got the news that my wife was being fired—my first question was obviously why!? I am still waiting on a good answer to that question. But if anyone knows@itsgabrielleu or have heard of her you know she’s an advocate for our community and culture.”
Americas got talent has yet to comments on the reason union was let go. this wasn’t the first issue union had with americas got talent producers. previously union had been told that her hair styles were too black. union is a noted advocate for tolerance, community and cultures of all races.