Julianne Hough Speaks Out About America's Got Talent Exit Amid Controversy

Brenda Watkins
December 5, 2019

"THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone. you got me up off the ground". And that's the truth.

Gabrielle Union allegedly departed from "America's Bought Expertise" after racial accusations. "I didn't get let go; however, I left".

"However, I had my own problems with the network", Osbourne said".

Osbourne noted that she enjoyed the people she worked with at AGT. I don't know about any of your (Union) concerns about the program. "I'm still waiting on a good answer to that question. 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".

She added: "I thought she was great". Reports claimed Union was sacked after she was perceived as hard by Cowell and his team of producers for speaking up about workplace concerns.

According to Variety's report, Union had concerns over offensive incidents that happened on set.

Union and her husband Dwyane Wade have been voicing their opinions on the firing, with Variety since reporting Union had been told repeatedly that her hairstyles were "too black" for the "AGT" audience.

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She also reportedly complained about a never-aired joke by guest star Jay Leno - and illegal inside smoking by Cowell.

Stern, who served as an America's Got Talent judge from 2012-2015 called out Cowell's behavior, deeming it sexist.

The Howard Stern Show. Former AGT judge Howard Stern blasted Cowell this week, alleging AGT switches out female judges for "hotter chicks and younger chicks".

'He has field it up that the males preserve despite how outdated they're, despite how stout they're, despite how grotesque they're - despite how talentless they're'. He states 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 talented they are.

The report alleged that both judges were subject to "excessive notes" about physical appearance and claimed that AGT had a culture of toxic, racist jokes.

Sharon Osbourne, who appeared on the reality competition from season 2 through season 7, talked about it Monday on the CBS talk show "The Talk," which she co-hosts. He will return next year along with Cowell and host Terry Crews.

NBC insiders told Page Six that producers on the TV talent hit had no knowledge of Union being given any demands over her hair, and said that she herself had told producers not to take her complaints over Leno to Human Resources.

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