There is a report that Union was fired after speaking out against racism. Many have thrown their support behind her. Look at the sweet picture she posted with husband, Dwyane Wade and what she wrote about support after her firing.
Gabrielle Union was reportedly fired from ‘America’s Got Talent’ for speaking out against racism
Union and Hough won’t be returning to judge another season of the variety show. Details were later released as to possible reasons why they weren’t asked back.
Variety reported that Jay Leno told a joke about a portrait of Simon Cowell surrounded by dogs. He reportedly said the dogs looked like they would be “on the menu at a Korean restaurant.” Union reportedly pressed for producers to report the incident to human resources but it wasn’t brought to the department.
There was another claim that Union and Hough’s appearances were often criticized while filming. Sources claimed Union’s hair was considered “too Black” for the show’s audience. Hough later responded to this report by saying she had a “wonderful time” doing the show and revealed she has two specials that will later air on NBC.
Dwyane Wade later tweeted his support for her
Dwyane Wade appeared on the season with his wife. He shared his support for her after the reports were released.
He tweeted on Nov. 27, “‘Men lie, Women lie, numbers don’t’ Over this past year I’ve been approached by many people saying that my wife @itsgabrielleu is the main reason they’ve started watching #AGT or that they love her insight and sincerity on the show.”
The NBA player then tweeted, “So when i [sic] got the news that my wife was being fired—my first question was obviously why!? Iam [sic] still waiting on a good answer to that question. But if anyone knows @itsgabrielleu or have heard of her you know she’s an advocate for our community and culture.”
Wade then added, “As proud as i [sic] were [sic] of her being selected as a judge on #AGT— Iam [sic] even more proud of her standing up for what she stands for and that’s US.”
He ended the thread with, “So [drinks emoji] to you @itsgabrielleu on not losing sight of the lessons we’ve talked about teaching our daughter and for kicking a** while you were on that platform. Number 1 judge on one of the biggest shows in the world.”
She posted a picture with Wade and wrote about support
The actress posted a picture of Wade kissing her forehead on Instagram on Nov. 29. She captioned it with, “Lord, you KNOW I’m tryin… whew and breathe. Support is everything. @dwyanewade.”
Some celebrities showed their support in the comments. Teyana Taylor commented with, “Love u legend.” Olivia Munn commented with multiple heart emojis. Tina Lawsone wrote, “Sending you love and support.”