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NBC, union investigate ‘America’s Got Talent’ racism report

04 December 2019

Jury and host members are regularly updated NBC and producers take all issues seriously.

Sharon Osbourne has claimed America's Got Talent was always a "boys' club" during her time on the show.

"Although Gabrielle is done with AGT, she wants to work with NBC to help improve the culture surrounding the show and studio", the source says. "However, I had my own problems with the network". "They served as judges for only one season." data-reactid="32" type="text" "How is it that Simon Cowell has orchestrated this?" he said on The Howard Stern Show. "It's our apply to work carefully with members who attain out to us and their representatives in situations like this, as that normally affords the flawless safety and greatest decision for the affected member".

"I don't begrudge anyone earning what they earn, good for you, god bless you".

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Osbourne added that Cowell does the same in the United Kingdom with the X Factor. "They didn't let me go", Osbourne explained.

She also reportedly complained about a never-aired joke by guest star Jay Leno - and illegal inside smoking by Cowell. The report alleges that Union was subject to various racial criticisms, including her many hairstyle changes, which were perceived as "too black" for "AGT's" core demographic - a critique Union reportedly received over half a dozen times.

Howard Stern, who was a judge on AGT for four seasons from 2012 through 2015, didn't hold back when discussing the controversy on his SiriusXM radio show Monday.

Both Cowell and Howie Mandel will return as judges for the upcoming season 15, alongside singer Leona Lewis, who has just been announced as Union's replacement. He has set it up that the men stay, no matter how ugly they are, no matter how old they are, no matter how fat they are, no matter how talentless they are.

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Other discarded hosts include: Brandy Norwood, Osbourne, Mel B and Heidi Klum. Mandel, who joined the show in 2010 for Season 5, is now the longest-serving judge.

"We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture", the statement read.

NBC said in a statement to CNN on Monday they are working with Union to "hear more about her concerns".

A week ago, news broke that Union, 47, and Julianne Hough, 31, would exit "AGT", with reports saying the flight was an aftereffect of an affirmed "lethal" working environment at the show.

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Yahoo Entertainment reached out to NBC for comment about Osbourne's claims, but did not immediately receive a response.

NBC, union investigate ‘America’s Got Talent’ racism report