ABC/Lou RoccoAfter being fired from America’s Got Talent following her reported complaints about the racially insensitive work environment on set, Gabrielle Union is now defending her various looks from the show, which she claims NBC felt were “too black.”
“Unapologetically me. Be comfortable and confident with your whole a** self,” wrote Union on Instagram, captioning a slideshow of some of her outfits and hairstyles from her time as an AGT judge. Those looks included high ponytails, blunt bobs, and twisted up-dos.
“It might give others the fluuuxxx but never stop being you,” she continued. “You can shine on your own terms. And if you got something to say [shrug] I don’t take notes rooted in anti-blackness. I love me as i am.”
Union’s post comes after the actress had a five-hour meeting with NBC executives, which she called “productive.”
As previously reported, Variety said that Union and Julianne Hough, were not returning for AGT‘s upcoming 15th season. Union had reportedly complained to NBC about several problematic situations, and was also told that her frequently-changing hairstyles were “too black” for AGT‘s audience.
America’s Got Talent’s producers later released a statement declaring, “We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture.”
America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews, and judges Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel are all expected to return to the show.
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