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Gabrielle Union’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Firing Sparks SAG-AFTRA Investigation

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Gabrielle Union’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Firing Sparks SAG-AFTRA Investigation

Gabrielle Union’s ‘America’s Got Talent’ Firing Sparks SAG-AFTRA Investigation

According to multiple reports, SAG-AFTRA has launched an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Gabrielle Union’s firing from the popular competition show “America’s Got Talent.”

RELATED: Gabrielle Union Breaks Silence On ‘America’s Got Talent’ Firing Controversy

As we previously reported, it was said that the actress was fired as a judge after asking producers to speak with human resources about a joke told by guest judge Jay Leno that was offensive to people of Asian descent. It was a request that was reportedly not fulfilled, according to sources. On top of that, sources shared that Union was also repeatedly told that her hairstyles were “too black” for the show’s audience.

After NBC faced backlash because of reports of Union being fired after raising concerns about a toxic work environment, the SAG-AFTRA is now investigating the situation. The organization that represents more than 150,000 entertainment industry professionals said in a statement through a spokesperson that it takes issues of “workplace health and safety very seriously.”

“We immediately reached out to Ms. Union’s representatives when these reports came to light. It is our practice to work closely with members who reach out to us and their representatives in instances like this, as that usually affords the best protection and best resolution for the affected member. For certain matters, our investigation and enforcement need to happen independently and we are prepared to handle this issue accordingly, as warranted.”

Gabrielle Union also followed up with a tweet that suggested an easy solution to this problem with NBC:

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