‘America’s Got Talent’ Drama: Nick Cannon Weighs In on Gabrielle Union, Terry Crews, and Toxic Work Culture

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Who would have thought NBC’s America’s Got Talent would turn into embroiled in inner controversy after years on the air of offering good household leisure each summer time? It’s proof that not all work environments are good, even when one may argue that’s generally past the management of even individuals like Simon Cowell.

When Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough left the judging desk abruptly final season, Union got here out and alleged there was a poisonous work setting occurring behind the scenes. Part of this concerned racist jokes and degrading the looks of ladies past the cameras.

It’s since turn into a they-said-she-said battle within the press. More not too long ago, Terry Crews made remark about what he’s skilled. Fans have been disillusioned by the dismissive nature of Crews’ feedback.

After some backwards and forwards, former host Nick Cannon has made some severe statements that will stop him from ever returning to the present.

Is Terry Crews in denial concerning the poisonous tradition on ‘America’s Got Talent’?

Recently, Crews spoke out about Union saying the present had some severe issues within the manufacturing division. Crews stood up for the present and stated he’s by no means skilled something racist, therefore calling the expertise collection essentially the most various he’s ever labored on. 

In response to Union’s claims about America’s Got Talent‘s “toxic culture,” Crews defended the NBC reveals. “First of all, I can’t speak for sexism because I’m not a woman, but I can speak on behalf of any racism comments,” Crews stated. “That was never my experience on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ In fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.”

Seemingly in response to this assertion, Union took to Twitter the following day, tweeting: “Can someone please ask abt what happens to all that diversity folks are talking about BEHIND THE SCENES. Like, legit… where the hell is all that diversity in the production though homie? In the decision making ranks who control the fate of the diversity in front of the camera?”

She added in a separate tweet: “Why anyone would gleefully get up on TV and tell lies that NO ONE disputed … But we already know.”

The former NFL player-turned-actor doubled down on his view after receiving criticism from followers. He stated: “There is only one woman one earth I have to please. Her name is Rebecca. Not my mother, my sister, my daughters or co-workers. I will let their husbands/ boyfriends/ partners take care of them. Rebecca gives me WINGS.”

Crews has since apologized for his take.

Nick Cannon’s feedback are very telling about his time on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Cannon, a former America’s Got Talent host who labored on the present for seven seasons, not too long ago weighed in on the debacle. In an interview with VladTV, Cannon supported Union with out query.

“Gabby’s my girl. I’ve been standing firmly with her and support whatever she needs,” he stated. “Whatever she said, if it happened, I’m rocking with you. Let’s go.”

Cannon additionally confirmed the character of the work tradition on the present. “It was some eye-opening events that occurred that really just shed light on some cultural insensitvities, ultimately, when it comes to women, when it comes to how the show is produced,” he stated.

Cannon proceeded to name the problems at America’s Got Talent as an “institutional issue” that’s particular to Fremantle — the company that produces the present.

“Fremantle (is) based out of the U.K. and a lot of their producers don’t understand the cultural sensitivities of American culture. And then … you have a network like NBC that’s only really worried about the dollar at the end of the day. All they want to see is that final product. They don’t care how you got to it,” he stated. “So, when someone like Gabby, who is well educated, well-versed in speaking her mind, says, ‘Oh, this isn’t right, this shouldn’t be occurring,’ then people are like, ‘Now, she’s angry. Now, she’s a troublemaker.’ No. She’s pointing out things that are true issues that need to be fixed.”

As for whether or not Cannon thinks Crews is fallacious, it’s not the case. Cannon’s take is Crews, who has hosted America’s Got Talent since 2019, is merely being loyal to his employer.

“We get excited about the occupation. We get excited to work for the man and we’re going to defend the man because he gave me a job. And ‘I ain’t seen nothing’ becomes the thing. It don’t matter what you saw,” he stated.

Nick Cannon and Gabrielle Union have supported Terry Crews prior to now

Crews, a supporter of the #MeToo motion, shared his story in 2017 of being groped by a Hollywood expertise agent. The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star settled his lawsuit with Adam Venit in 2018.

Union additionally stood behind Crews and believed his allegations, regardless that she didn’t expertise them firsthand. She took to Twitter to help Crews.

Cannon additionally supported Crews throughout his susceptible time.

“I stood firmly by him when my former agent accosted him and people thought it was funny. We all thought it was funny, because the situation was so hard to believe that sometimes it can appear to be humorous,” Cannon stated within the VladTV interview. “But the idea was it didn’t matter if it was funny. We stood by you because you said this was an issue. We didn’t see Adam Venit grab your genitalia, but you said it happened so we rocked with you.” 

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