Gabrielle Union thanked everyone for their support following her firing from America’s Got Talent. Gabrielle was fired after she reported racist and sexist incidents that happened on the show.
Celebrities have offered their support on social media.
This is called standing on your square. So proud of @itsgabrielleu for standing for what is right when a lot of people would have just been silent to maintain their own position.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 28, 2019
Also: How many black women are labeled “difficult” for merely seeking respect and decency? https://t.co/Z6ooDzVi1L
environment is inconvenient when there is a huge money making machine that is involved. It is cowardice, greed, and protection of the status quo revealed. Being “hands off,” is inexcusable and reflects a laissez faire attitude toward systemic racism and sexism. @itsgabrielleu— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) November 28, 2019
Gabrielle was reportedly told that her hairstyles were “too black” for viewers.
So my child wants act like a whole different human at her grandparents house. I’m exhausted. I saw that I missed a lot on the Twitter. We love you @itsgabrielleu ! #blackhairchallenge pic.twitter.com/A7iSFs17U4— Tika Sumpter (@iamtikasumpter) November 28, 2019
TO THE UNION! ❤️❤️❤️— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) November 28, 2019
Happy thanksgiving to only @itsgabrielleu— Robin Thede (@robinthede) November 28, 2019
I wish I saw more folks in the industry standing up in solidarity for @itsgabrielleu. smh.— Love Trans People (@IndyaMoore) November 28, 2019
I am lucky to work with really good people at @nbc and am sad and angry to know this has been going on in that same network. I stand with @itsgabrielleu all the way. They should bring her back, with a big raise, and remove @SimonCowell instead. 🤙 https://t.co/ZDsmurRUd4— Jameela Jamil 🌈 (@jameelajamil) November 28, 2019
Read this thread. Ask why it’s hard for women in this industry. The challenge the GD system. @itsgabrielleu you have ALWAYS been a real one. An advocate. A teller of truths. Thank you for sticking to your guns. You are an inspiration and I LOVE ya. https://t.co/CerNzXuDfm— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) November 28, 2019