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Gabrielle Union wants to ‘chat’ with Orlando Jones after his firing off Starz series American Gods


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Ousted America’s Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union publicly reached out to Orlando Jones on Saturday after he revealed he’d been fired off American Gods on September 10.

The Alabama-born 51-year-old played the Ghanaian trickster god Anansi in both seasons of the Starz fantasy-drama, and he’d been promoted to consulting producer in the second season.

‘Ohhhhhhhhhhh,’ the 47-year-old Bring It On alum tweeted upon seeing Jones’ video. ‘Let’s chat my friend. #StrongerTogether’  

Orlando Jones revealed Saturday that he'd been fired off American Gods on September 10

Discriminated against? Ousted America’s Got Talent judge Gabrielle Union (L) publicly reached out to Orlando Jones (R) on Saturday after he revealed he’d been fired off American Gods on September 10

No more Mr. Nancy: The Alabama-born 51-year-old played the Ghanaian trickster god Anansi in both seasons of the Starz fantasy-drama, and he'd been promoted to consulting producer in the second season (pictured in 2017)

No more Mr. Nancy: The Alabama-born 51-year-old played the Ghanaian trickster god Anansi in both seasons of the Starz fantasy-drama, and he’d been promoted to consulting producer in the second season (pictured in 2017)

Orlando particularly piqued Gabrielle’s interest by agreeing with her that ‘working with Freemantle [which owns AGT] is an absolute nightmare.’

In the former 7 Up spokesman’s video, he blasted season three showrunner Charles ‘Chic’ Eglee – who won an Emmy for producing NYPD Blue – without saying his name.

‘[He] is Connecticut born and Yale-educated, so he’s very smart. And he thinks Mr. Nancy’s angry, get s*** done is the wrong message for black America,’ Jones ranted to his 372K social media followers. 

Upon seeing Jones' video, the 47-year-old Bring It On alum tweeted: 'Ohhhhhhhhhhh [suspicious face emojis] Let's chat my friend. #StrongerTogether'

Upon seeing Jones’ video, the 47-year-old Bring It On alum tweeted: ‘Ohhhhhhhhhhh [suspicious face emojis] Let’s chat my friend. #StrongerTogether’

Emmy-winning producer: In Orlando's video, he blasted season three showrunner Charles 'Chic' Eglee without saying his name (pictured in 2013)

Emmy-winning producer: In Orlando’s video, he blasted season three showrunner Charles ‘Chic’ Eglee without saying his name (pictured in 2013)

The former 7 Up spokesman ranted: '[He] is Connecticut born and Yale-educated, so he's very smart. And he thinks Mr. Nancy's angry, get s*** done is the wrong message for black America. That's right, this white man sits in that decision-making chair'

'And I'm sure he has many black BFFs who are his advisors and made it clear to him that if they did not get rid of that angry god Mr. Nancy he'd start a Denmark Vesey uprising in this country. I mean, what else could it be?'

The former 7 Up spokesman ranted: ‘[He] is Connecticut born and Yale-educated, so he’s very smart. And he thinks Mr. Nancy’s angry, get s*** done is the wrong message for black America. That’s right, this white man sits in that decision-making chair’

‘That’s right, this white man sits in that decision-making chair and I’m sure he has many black BFFs who are his advisors and made it clear to him that if they did not get rid of that angry god Mr. Nancy he’d start a Denmark Vesey uprising in this country. I mean, what else could it be?’ 

Orlando thanked the fans as well as the ‘wonderful’ author-producer Neil Gaiman and [former showrunners] the ‘magnificent’ Bryan Fuller and the ‘incredible’ Michael Green.

The MADtv alum was let go before production began September 20 on the 10-episode third season of American Gods. 

No beef: Orlando thanked the fans as well as the 'wonderful' author-producer Neil Gaiman (M) and the 'magnificent' Bryan Fuller (R) and the 'incredible' Michael Green (L, pictured in 2017)

No beef: Orlando thanked the fans as well as the ‘wonderful’ author-producer Neil Gaiman (M) and the ‘magnificent’ Bryan Fuller (R) and the ‘incredible’ Michael Green (L, pictured in 2017)

'#AmericanGods #Season3': Jones was let go before production began September 20 on the 10-episode third season of American Gods (pictured Monday)

‘#AmericanGods #Season3’: Jones was let go before production began September 20 on the 10-episode third season of American Gods (pictured Monday)

Meanwhile, Union ‘hopes for real change’ after her five-hour meeting with NBC executives about the racial bias, discrimination, and ‘toxicity that has become normalized’ in the work place.

The UCLA grad and fellow judge Julianne Hough were let go last month as the network hired back all three men – judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel as well as host Terry Crews.  

Fans can catch more of Gabrielle as LAPD detective Sydney Burnett in the second season of Bad Boys spin-off L.A.’s Finest, which premieres next year on Spectrum.  

Hairstyles 'too black?' Union 'hopes for real change' after her five-hour meeting with NBC executives about the racial bias, discrimination, and 'toxicity that has become normalized' in the work place (pictured on August 13)

Hairstyles ‘too black?’ Union ‘hopes for real change’ after her five-hour meeting with NBC executives about the racial bias, discrimination, and ‘toxicity that has become normalized’ in the work place (pictured on August 13)

Say what? The UCLA grad and fellow judge Julianne Hough were let go last month as the network hired back all three men - judges Simon Cowell (L) and Howie Mandel (2-R) as well as host Terry Crews (R, pictured with winner Kodi Lee on September 18)

Say what? The UCLA grad and fellow judge Julianne Hough were let go last month as the network hired back all three men – judges Simon Cowell (L) and Howie Mandel (2-R) as well as host Terry Crews (R, pictured with winner Kodi Lee on September 18)

Orlando will next portray The Rail Man in Ethan Hawke’s eight-part limited series The Good Lord Bird, which premieres February 16 on Showtime.

The abolitionist John Brown biopic – based on James McBride’s 2013 novel – also features Daveed Diggs, Steve Zahn, David Morse, Ellar Coltrane, and Beau Knapp.

'We've been filming since September!' Fans can catch more of Gabrielle as LAPD detective Sydney Burnett in the second season of Bad Boys spin-off L.A.'s Finest, which premieres next year on Spectrum

‘We’ve been filming since September!’ Fans can catch more of Gabrielle as LAPD detective Sydney Burnett in the second season of Bad Boys spin-off L.A.’s Finest, which premieres next year on Spectrum

Already secured his next gig! The MADtv alum will next portray The Rail Man in Ethan Hawke's eight-part limited series The Good Lord Bird, which premieres February 16 on Showtime (pictured October 16)

Already secured his next gig! The MADtv alum will next portray The Rail Man in Ethan Hawke’s eight-part limited series The Good Lord Bird, which premieres February 16 on Showtime (pictured October 16)

 



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