"According to the same report, Union was also told many times that her hairstyles were" too black" for the show.
Union's husband, former National Basketball Association player Dwyane Wade, tweeted: "when I got the news that my wife was being fired-my first question was obviously why!? But when I was there it was, you know, a great show to work on". "Union's experience shows that NBCUniversal still has a lot of work to do to change its culture, so discrimination, harassment, and retaliation are no longer tolerated at the company". "However, I had my own problems with the network". THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone... you got me up off the ground. "The crew and everybody was incredible to me, everybody, except the network".
She said: "In between them was Demi Lovato and Britney Spears".
Indeed, Union's departure from the show came at the same time as fellow judge Julianne Hough left - but Hough denied her departure was a result of the workplace environment described in the same report from Variety.
Osbourne told the New York Post in 2012 he left AGT because NBC unexpectedly severed ties with his son Jack, who was supposed to work on a reality series titled The stars earn stripes.More news: Himesh Reshammiya Replaces #MeToo Accused Anu Malik On Indian Idol 11
She used to be additionally allegedly told her hairstyles had been "too shaded" for the objective to. She also reportedly ruffled feathers after complaining about Cowell's habit of smoking indoors, which is against California state law.
The Union contract was allegedly terminated for the next season because she spoke of racist and inappropriate behavior that she experienced as judge of the talent competition series, which meant that she was classified as "difficult" and then asked to leave.
The Howard Stern Show.
After Union was sacked for attempting to tell a racist joke that Jay Leno had said in a segment of their show, as well as for wearing "too black" hairstyles for the audience of the series, Stern accused Simon Cowell, the creator of Got Talent franchise, to "orchestrate" all the test of the union and other judge Julianne Hough to be released from their contracts.
Some of the criticisms levelled at America's Got Talent in the wake of Union's axing regard the treatment of women on the show, which has churned through multiple female judges while male judges Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell stayed put. They served as judges for only one season. "No matter how old they are, no matter how fat they are, no matter how ugly they are, no matter talentless they are".More news: TikTok accused of gathering private user data and sending it to China
NBC and Fremantle claimed that Hough and Union's exits were part of the normal cycling of judges.
'The judging and host line-up has been ceaselessly refreshed over the years and that's one in every of the causes for AGT's enduring reputation.
NBC and the producers of America's Got Talent previously released a joint statement in response to backlash from Union's firing.
"We take issues of workplace health and safety very seriously", a spokesperson for SAG-AFTRA said in a statement.
NBC said in a statement to CNN on Monday they are working with Union to "hear more about her concerns".More news: Root's epic 226 gives England 101-run lead over New Zealand
Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? .
- Pakistan tycoon hands over $244m to settle United Kingdom corruption probe
- Rep. Nunes sues CNN for $435 million over Ukraine story
- Head of Japanese NGO Attacked in Nangarhar
- Halo: Reach is Now Available on the PC
- The Engadget Podcast: Do you need Apple's AirPods Pro?
- Jaguar F-Type gets new style, fewer models
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk arrives in court for 'pedo guy' defamation trial
- Samoa shutting down all services as death toll rises
- London Bridge attacker's family 'saddened and shocked'
- Revealed! Who the Socceroos will face in Copa America