However one NBC insider refused the frequency of that opinions and claimed it had been given to both judges due to their hair continuity throughout the episodes\.
Now America's Got Talent producers at Cowell's Syco Entertainment company, production firm Fremantle, and bosses at NBC have addressed the controversy in a joint statement, vowing to listen to Union's grievances and take action where necessary. "We remain committed to ensuring that a respectful workplace for all workers and take very seriously any queries about office culture", said the statement, obtained by men and women.
The reference was clear, and adds fuel to the fire that has been building with celebrity endorsements of Union's cause following her AGT contract not being renewed.
If anything, despite the outpouring of support she's received, Union's experience goes to show that we have a long journey ahead to fight discrimination in the workplace - whether that be on a Hollywood show or in an office job.
A day later, on November 23, blog Love B Scott shared a report that offered more insight into Union's exit.
While Union has not officially commented on the matter (which claims that she was reportedly judged on her appearance), there's enough smoke here for there to be fire.
She was also allegedly told her hair styles were "too black" for the show.
The 47-year-old actress was dropped from the talent show.
"Corporate America tells employees and consumers they take racism and sexism seriously".
Gabrielle Union thanked supporters for defending her amid reports she was sacked from "America's Got Talent" after complaining about racism and other alleged on-set issues.
Cowell openly admitted his smoking in the Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The news agency revealed more complaints were raised about the show and culture of everyone involved within, but the management has not acted on them accordingly.
Gabrielle, too, has not yet responded to her resignation, but thanked her followers on Instagram for their support on Thursday.
At another tweet, Wade said of his wife,"As proud as I were of her being chosen as a judge on #AGT- I'm even more proud of her standing up for what she stands for and that is U.S.". The estimating and host line-up has been refreshed through the years which is among the explanations for AGT's enduring popularity. In another tweet, the Miami Heat icon expressed how proud he is of his wife, not because she was chosen as an AGT judge but for the fact that she stood up for what is right.
Union thanked fans on social media - but did not provide any details on her exit from the show. A number of them gave a special shout out for her or his mindfulness into Union. "Humbled and thankful, forever", the actress tweeted Wednesday night.