Gabrielle Union speaks out on the TFA survey and Simon Cowell smoking on the set


Gabrielle Union talked about her controversial exit from the america’s Got Talent and the subsequent investigation by NBC in what has happened.The former judge also took issue with fellow judge Simon Cowell smoking on the set, despite it being inside a building.

The 47-year-old actress has aired her grievances on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and she did not hold back on her feelings on how she was treated on AGT.

The Union said that it has signed for IT as she thought it would be a breeze compared to other television roles.

She said: “I thought it was the easiest to show. How hard is it to… watch jugglers? This is what I thought, I signed up. “

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Unfortunately, it was not quite this way and she said that there had been difficulties from the beginning, including the questions of Simon Cowell, the show’s creator and fellow judge.

Union said that she is seriously allergic to cigarette smoke and she said: “one Day, Simon Cowell is smoking cigarettes inside. I worked for a long time. I have worked with all kinds of people. I’ve never known it.

“When your boss — the person who has the ability to determine who gets opportunities and who is not — do not believe the law applies to him or that the rules apply to him, and he does so in order to NBC, Fremantle and Syco and nobody cares about Simon Cowell exposing all of these employees to second-hand smoke, this is the first day “.

The Union continued: “What message do you think that sends to someone who has a problem with the very real racism and lack of responsibility? And it goes on and on and on. ”

She then went to the address of the survey, which was commissioned by NBC in the lounge, a matter which the Union should be carried out independently.

The Union hit out of it, saying: “I decided to participate in this survey… I’m not Stupid, I thought “independent” was independent.

“But when NBC and [producers] Fremantle and Syco to pay for the investigation, they control it.

“They return to what they believe to be inflammatory things, or things that are not beneficial to me. “

Gabrielle Union has called Simon Cowell for smoking on the set

The Union then turned on NBC president Paul Telegdy, who she alleged had tried to silence her complaint and had threatened his agent.

She said Telegdy said to his team: “‘Gabrielle better watch who she calls a racist. ”

“In the middle of a survey on racism and discrimination? This is what is happening from the top of the company. ”

In response, NBC, Freemantle and Syco shared a statement with a Mirror in the Line in which they have addressed the issues alleged by the Union.

America’s Got Talent judges – Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell

The statement read: “We have a common passion-to make the America’s got Talent positive, inclusive and diverse show that is open to all individuals from any country or background.

“We are proud and grateful that our competitors and audiences to support the continuation of our mission, which is represented in the incredible people who attend the show each year.

“We heard of the participants and their talent alike that their experience on the TFA has had a positive impact on their lives. When we heard Ms. of the Union had concerns about her time on the show, we took very seriously. ”

The statement continues: “NBC, Fremantle and Syco immediately hired an outside investigator who has conducted more than 30 interviews to examine the issues raised by Ms Eu.

“While the survey demonstrated an overall culture of diversity, it has also highlighted some areas in which the reporting process could be improved. “

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The statement read: “Through the investigation process, it has been revealed that no is associated with the show any insensitive or disparaging comments about Ms. of the Union appearance, and that neither race nor sex is a factor that contributes to the advancement or elimination of the candidates at any time.

“The investigation has shown that the concerns raised by Ms of the Eu has no impact on the decision not to exercise the option on his contract. ”

The statement concludes: “NBC, Fremantle and Syco part of Ms. Union’s dedication to diversity and inclusion in the industry.

“We continue to remain committed to having an inclusive environment for all those who are associated with the show, and the affirmation of the AGT as one of the most diverse programs on television. ”

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