Simon Cowell’s entertainment company says they remain ‘committed to ensuring a respectful workplace’ after Gabrielle Union claimed she was fired from America’s Got Talent for ‘complaining about racist joke by Jay Leno and show’s toxic culture’
- Simon Cowell’s company broke their silence on Gabrielle Union’s firing from America’s Got Talent on Sunday
- Statement said company was working with Union to hear about her concerns
- On Friday it was announced Union and fellow Judge Julianne Hough were axed from the reality talent show
- News came amid reports that Union expressed concerns over racially insensitive situations during her time as judge
Simon Cowell’s company is breaking their silence on the sudden firing of Gabrielle Union from the judges panel on America’s Got Talent.
On Friday news broke that Union and fellow judge Julianne Hough would not be returning for Season 15 of the show, however their male counterparts Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Terry Crews would be.
It comes after reports emerged that Union expressed concerns over racially insensitive situations during her time as judge. In one case she reported a racist comment by guest judge Jay Leno, which was later edited out of the show.
Simon Cowell’s company broke their silence on Gabrielle Union’s firing from America’s Got Talent on Sunday saying they’re communicating with her representatives and are listening to her concerns. On Friday it was announced Union would not be returning to AGT for Season 15 as a judge amid reports she expressed concerns over racially insensitive issues on set
‘We are working with Ms. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, following which we will take whatever next steps may be appropriate,’ Syco Entertainment, which produces AGT, said in a joint statement with NBC and production company Fremantle on Sunday.
‘We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture,’ it added, according to People Magazine.