I have been so worked up over this Gabby Union firing from America’s Got Talent. If you weren’t aware, there were a handful of total bullshit reasons put forth as the cause of the actress being let go.
She complained about a racist joke made by Jay Leno. She was told she wore her hair “too black”. And constant “notes” given to her regarding her appearance began to get to her and lower her morale.
Now the Actors Union wants to get to the bottom of things.
A spokesperson for the organization said in a statement, “We take 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.”
The organization made it clear they will conduct their investigation independent from the network or management of the show. “For certain matters, our investigation and enforcement needs to happen independently and we are prepared to handle this issue accordingly, as warranted,” they said.