Simon Cowell Reportedly Angered ‘X Factor’ Bosses for Smoking Before ‘America’s Got Talent’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell on

There are nonetheless stories popping out about Gabrielle Union’s exit from America’s Got Talent. Union just lately stated Simon Cowell’s smoking affected her well being.

This isn’t the primary time his smoking made headlines. Find out a couple of report that was printed just a few years in the past from when he was on the X Factor.

Gabrielle Union complained about Simon Cowell smoking indoors

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Union was changed after judging only one season of America’s Got Talent. Reports had been later launched claiming she had a number of complaints concerning the present’s work surroundings. One of them was that Cowell smoked indoors.

Vulture reported that Union “regularly” complained about Cowell smoking indoors. This was a violation of California’s regulation, however he reportedly nonetheless did it. Union has an allegory to smoke.

This reportedly led to them clashing. SAG-AFTRA is now investigating the claims of what led to Union’s exit from the present.

She later stated she turned sick from the smoke

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Union later did an interview with Variety to speak about her expertise on America’s Got Talent. She stated she voiced her challenge with Cowell’s smoking on her first day.

The actor stated that is massive for somebody “coming onto a set and you are literally met with the very definition of a toxic work environment, and it’s being carried out by the most powerful person on the production.”

Union claimed his smoking wasn’t stopped and it affected her well being. “I couldn’t escape,” she stated. “I ended up staying sick for two months straight. It was a cold that lingered, and turned into bronchitis, because I couldn’t shake it. It impacted my voice, which affects my ability to do my job.”

Howie Mandel was reportedly rattled by her having a runny nostril. Mandel has obsessive compulsive dysfunction and a concern of germs.

“It was challenging to tend to my illness without being made to feel like I’m responsible for my own sickness,” she stated. “It put me in a position from day one where I felt othered. I felt isolated. I felt singled out as being difficult, when I’m asking for basic laws to be followed. I want to come to work and be healthy and safe and listened to.”

Cowell’s spokesperson gave a response to this to Variety. “When he was directly informed of the smoking complaint during the first couple of days of the season, he immediately changed his behavior and the issue was never raised again,” they claimed.

He reportedly angered ‘X Factor’ bosses for smoking

Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell on 'America's Got Talent'
Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell on ‘America’s Got Talent’ | Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank through Getty Images

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This isn’t the primary time Cowell’s smoking behavior has made headlines. There was beforehand a report that X Factor bosses weren’t pleased with the producer.

The Mirror claimed in 2015 Cowell would pay a £100 nice for every cigarette to proceed smoking inside Fountain Studios in Wembley, North West London. This is the place the present is filmed.

“Simon makes no secret of the fact that he enjoys a cigarette to help him relax and ­obviously being on the judging panel while also running the show is very stressful,” a mysterious supply stated. “Rather than wait until after the show and go outside like everybody else, Simon uses the advert breaks – but because they’re so short he never quite makes it outside.”

The insider added, “People say smoking is a very expensive habit – but Simon has taken that to new heights. Over the course of a series we’re talking about literally ­hundreds of pounds.”

NBC has since ended its investigation round Union’s exit. The community claimed reporting processes could possibly be improved and issues raised by Union had no bearing on her exit. SAG-AFTRA’s investigation isn’t completed but.

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