The work setting of America’s Got Talent made headlines because of a number of studies. Gabrielle Union’s exit got here after she reportedly spoke out towards a number of incidents whereas working as a decide. Find out how the present reportedly modified for season 15.
Gabrielle Union is not on ‘America’s Got Talent’
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Union was a decide on America’s Got Talent on season 14. It was later introduced she received’t be returning together with Julianne Hough. There was then a report that she spoke out towards the work setting on the present.
Variety reported that Jay Leno made a racist joke whereas filming and Union wished it reported to human assets but it surely wasn’t. The joke was minimize from the episode.
Sources additionally claimed Union and Hough had been usually given notes about their look. Union’s hair was reportedly thought of “too black” for the present’s viewers.
Vulture additionally reported that Union “regularly” complained about Simon Cowell smoking indoors. This was a violation of California’s legislation, however he was reportedly allowed to do it anyway.
SAG-AFTRA launched an investigation into the present
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SAG-AFTRA later introduced that it’s investigating the claims across the present’s setting. The union gave an announcement to Page Six studying:
We take problems with office well being and security very significantly. We instantly reached out to Ms. Union’s representatives when these studies got here to mild. It is our observe to work intently with members who attain out to us and their representatives in situations like this, as that normally affords one of the best safety and finest decision for the affected member.
The investigation has since widened. It now contains Orlando Jones reportedly getting fired from American Gods. He claimed racism was concerned together with his firing and the present is made by Fremantle Media, which additionally makes America’s Got Talent.
A supply claims there was sensitivity coaching
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The outcomes of the investigation has but to be revealed. However, there’s a supply that claims adjustments had been already made to make the brand new season.
Variety studies a supply claimed there have been adjustments to make season 15. That contains sensitivity coaching and turning to retailers to assist display screen and elevate points to human assets extra effectively.
The new season of America’s Got Talent simply premiered with Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum as the brand new judges. Vergara is the primary Latin decide on the present.
Klum defended the present, which received her some backlash. “A lot of people got mad at me. I was called, for example, ‘a white woman,’” she instructed Page Six. “I think it is important for everyone to speak their truth. I think that when there is a story, it should be told. I had a different story.”
The new season of America’s Got Talent is presently airing. It’s unclear when SAG-AFTRA’s investigation might be full.