Gabrielle Union, who has severe smoke allergies, felt singled out on #AGT after Simon Cowell ignored requests to stop smoking indoors. “I felt singled out as being difficult, when I’m asking for basic laws to be followed” https://t.co/KWGakAmuMN— Variety (@Variety) May 27, 2020
_Gabrielle Union talked about the work environment of "AGT"
-Union speaks of Simon Cowell's smoking, which she is allergic to, and how she was sick for 2 months and no action was taken.
-Union speaks of how while she held Jay Leno in high regards as he was the first talk show host to have her on his show, she was not prepared for his racist Asian "joke' and was even more baffled at how there was no protocol for such incidents and the producers told her they would just edit things out.
-Union says the show worked with no checks and balances or accountability . Union says preferred pronouns were not sought out before introductions and that minorities were not given the same amount of hair and makeup time as their peers.
-Union"If I can't speak out with the privilege I have, and the benefits that my husband and I have, what's the point of making it? What is the point of having a seat at the table if your not helping others?It's absolutely terrifying to speak truth to power about anything.I'm trying not to be terrified,and some days are better then others.
-Unions has many projects in the works two with Netflix that will be starring vehicles for Union. Union also stars in"La Finest" with Jessica Alba, who she says she was discouraged from hiring since Alba had just given birth months earlier.
-America's Got Talent" began it's new seasonn May 26 with Sofia Vergara and Heidi klum.