Gabrielle Union Will Not Be Returning To ‘AGT’

Contributed by Amber Cooper

Gabrielle Union has reportedly left America’s Got Talent after one season as a celebrity host. 

According to MTONews, “Gabrielle Union’s contract was not renewed, she was on a one year deal and NBC decided not to pick her up again.” Insiders are now speculating that her “firing” may be racially motivated. 

‘America’s Got Talent’ is a competitive talent show that airs on NBC and Union is considered one of the most popular host on the show. Cheatsheet.com reports that, “NBC sources told lovebscott.com that Union got canned after speaking out about “problematic” situations involving racism, sexism, and more.”

Surprisingly, this is not the first incident involving a host speaking out about the work environment on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Two seasons ago, Nick Cannon left the show and turned down a $10 million contract. In 2017, USA Today reported on Cannon’s comments on Facebook saying, “My soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.”

Union is continuing to work on her fashion line with New York & Company and has not made a public statement on the issue. 

 

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