Gabrielle Union and America's Got Talent made headlines when Union and Julianne Hough got fired. While Hough did not have issues with America's Got Talent or NBC Universal, Union spoke out against a toxic workplace. The original report claims that Union was criticized for her hair, clothing, and demeanor for being "too black" and also reported guest judge Jay Leno for making a racist joke.
At the time, NBC released a statement saying:
"America’s Got Talent has a long history of inclusivity and diversity in both our talent and the acts championed by the show. The judging and host lineup has been regularly refreshed over the years and that is one of the reasons for AGT’s enduring popularity. NBC and the producers take any issues on set seriously."