Terry Crews Defends the Diversity on ‘America’s Got Talent’ After Gabrielle Union’s Exit

by Jeremy Spirogis
Terry Crews attends the 2020 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour 45

The surroundings behind America’s Got Talent is below investigation after Gabrielle Union was fired. The remaining stars on the present are being requested about their expertise together with Heidi Klum. Terry Crews was then requested concerning the variety on the variability present. This is how he defended it and extra.

Gabrielle Union reportedly known as out problems with racism whereas engaged on ‘America’s Got Talent’

It was introduced that Union and Julianne Hough received’t be returning for a second season to evaluate. Variety later launched a report that Union spoke up about racism whereas she was there.

The actress reportedly requested producers to report a racist joke Jay Leno allegedly made to human assets. A supply additionally claimed her hairstyles had been thought of “too Black” for the present’s viewers.

SAG-AFTRA later introduced it was launching an investigation into these allegations. Their assertion learn:

We take problems with office well being and security very critically. We instantly reached out to Ms. Union’s representatives when these stories got here to gentle. It is our apply to work intently with members who attain out to us and their representatives in cases like this, as that normally affords the perfect safety and greatest decision for the affected member.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Talegdy claimed the investigation will likely be full by the tip of January. He additionally mentioned it may result in adjustments for America’s Got Talent.

“I’m very confident that if we learn something, because we’re all lifelong learners, we will put new practices in place if necessary,” mentioned Talegdy. “We certainly take anyone’s critique of what it means to come to work here incredibly seriously.”

Terry Crews beforehand reacted to the report on Twitter

Terry Crews attends the 2020 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour 45
Terry Crews attends the 2020 NBCUniversal Winter Press Tour 45 Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Many followers confirmed their assist for Union on Twitter after the report was launched. She thanked her followers by tweeting, “So many tears, so much gratitude. THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone… you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever.”

Crews additionally responded to the information of her exit on the social media platform. However, he prevented addressing something concerning the allegations behind it.

“You’re the best, Gabrielle! You will be missed!” the host tweeted. Many followers weren’t completely satisfied that the actor had nothing else to say concerning the scenario. Now he’s defending the present’s office.

Crews mentioned he didn’t have the identical expertise

The actor remains to be internet hosting the present for America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Crews was requested concerning the allegations of racism and sexism within the present’s surroundings.

“It just was not my experience,” he informed Us Weekly. “It was the best experience I ever had in my entire life.” He then talked concerning the variety on set.

“When they talk about diversity, there was every bit of diversity on set, everywhere,” he claimed. “I have never been in a more diverse place in 20 years of entertainment, so what can I say?”

Klum additionally made comparable feedback. However, many stars confirmed their assist for Union together with Ariana Grande, Patricia Arquette, Ellen Pompeo, and extra.

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