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Gabrielle Union ‘hopes for real change’ after ‘5-hour productive meeting’ with NBC


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Gabrielle Union ‘hopes for real change’ after ‘5-hour productive meeting’ with NBC… after AGT firing

Two weeks after being ousted from her job as judge on America’s Got Talent, Gabrielle Union met with NBC executives to discuss the racial bias, discrimination, and ‘toxicity that has become normalized’ in the work place.

‘We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive meeting yesterday,’ 47-year-old Union tweeted on Wednesday.

‘I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change.’ 

Confrontation: Two weeks after being ousted from her job as judge on America’s Got Talent, Gabrielle Union met with NBC executives to discuss the racial bias, discrimination, and ‘toxicity that has become normalized’ in the work place (pictured on September 18)

47-year-old Union tweeted on Wednesday: 'We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive meeting yesterday. I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change'

47-year-old Union tweeted on Wednesday: ‘We had a lengthy 5-hour, and what I thought to be, productive meeting yesterday. I was able to, again, express my unfiltered truth. I led with transparency and my desire and hope for real change’

A bombshell Variety report first made the claims that judges Union and Julianne Hough’s contracts were not renewed after they had complained about alleged racist jokes and a toxic environment behind the scenes of the show.

The conflict was reportedly sparked when Jay Leno made an anti-Korean slur during his guest appearance on the show back in April.

Since the initial reports Dwayne Wade confirmed his wife Union was fired from the reality show last week, as several NBC sources now say they’re baffled by her booting from the show.

Wrongful termination? A bombshell Variety report first made the claims that judges Union and Julianne Hough's (L) contracts were not renewed after they had complained about alleged racist jokes and a toxic environment behind the scenes of the show

Wrongful termination? A bombshell Variety report first made the claims that judges Union and Julianne Hough’s (L) contracts were not renewed after they had complained about alleged racist jokes and a toxic environment behind the scenes of the show 

She also received more than half a dozen notes criticizing hairstyles as ‘too black’ for the show’s core audience, according to four sources with direct knowledge. 

Taking to Twitter late Wednesday, Wade inferred that Variety ‘s report was accurate, stating that his wife is ‘an advocate for our community and culture’. 

‘As proud as I was of her being selected as a judge on #AGT — I am even more proud of her standing up for what she stands for and that’s US,’ the Miami Heat shooting guard wrote.  

On Monday, women’s advocacy group Time’s Up – which is responsible for the #MeToo movement in Hollywood – issued a very strongly worded statement in support of Union as they condemned NBCUniversal.

Racist? Union received more than half a dozen notes criticizing hairstyles as 'too black' for the show's core audience (pictured with year-old daughter Kaavia James on August 13)

Racist? Union received more than half a dozen notes criticizing hairstyles as ‘too black’ for the show’s core audience (pictured with year-old daughter Kaavia James on August 13)

Say what? By contrast, all three men on the NBC competition - judges Simon Cowell (L) and Howie Mandel (2-R) as well as host Terry Crews (R) - are all expected to come back next year (pictured with winner Kodi Lee on September 18)

Say what? By contrast, all three men on the NBC competition – judges Simon Cowell (L) and Howie Mandel (2-R) as well as host Terry Crews (R) – are all expected to come back next year (pictured with winner Kodi Lee on September 18)

 



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