Gabrielle Union has been fired after just one season on America's Got Talent. And according to a new report, her firing may have been racially motivated.
Officially Gabrielle Union’s contract was not renewed, she was on a one year deal and NBC decided not to pick her up again. But there's more to the story.
An inside snitch reached out to Hollywood blogger B. Scott and told him that Gabrielle Union was the most popular host on social media.
The NBC sources explained, “Social media engagement is the new measuring stick for talent and Simon isn’t on social media. Juliane and Gabrielle were both way higher ranked/engaged than Howie. The idea the network wants to ‘switch things up’ only applies to women and Black folks."
Two seasons ago, Nick Cannon left the show. He was reportedly offered more than $10m - and he declined it and left the show. The NBC snitch added, "He walked away from 8-figures over how [AGT] operates.”
B Scott reports:
Back in 2017, Nick Cannon took to Facebook to announce that he was ‘threatened with termination by executives’ after he made a racial joke about NBC on his Showtime stand-up special. He quit his job as host of ‘America’s Got talent’ prior to the 12th season, saying “My soul won’t allow me to be in business with corporations that attempt to frown on freedom of speech, censor artists, and question cultural choices.”
The NBC insider also told B Scott, “Let’s just say they didn’t start the racism, homophobia, transphobia, Islamophobia etc. in season 14. They were quite comfortable with it all by the time Gabrielle got there. Remember Nick said ‘NBC stands for ***** Be Careful.'”