Recently AGT has been witnessing the feud amidst two judges which is Simon Cowell and Gabrielle Union. To add more spice to it, Union has left the show which has been the talk of Hollywood. But the producer and the co-judge have been tight-lipped on the issue.
Besides Gabrielle, Juliann Hough has also exited due to the “toxic culture” which is on the sets. Sources state that Union had shared several times to the channel’s HR prior to not returning to Season 15.
Previously as the American Idol judge, she has not talked about the issue as per an insider and has requested to look on to Simon’s actions. As per reports it stated that: “Simon created AGT and no one gets in his way, but people close to him are hopeful this is a wake-up call to him and NBC that a change needs to happen.”
The sources also said that: Simon Cowell had a “track record of firing mostly women for his own personal reasons or for feeling like they are too old.”
Apart from Gabrielle and Julianne some of the earlier female judges include Brandy Norwood, Sharon Osbourne, Mel B, and Heidi Klum. As of men’s panel it had Piers Morgan, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, etc.
But last week Gabrielle finally spoke on the issue by expressing her heartfelt thanks to her fans and others who came in support of her. She wrote saying: “So many tears, so much attitude. THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone… you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever [red heart.”
A report also said that she is ready to come forward and enable sort the bad culture but not come back by any chance.
The sources also added that: “Although Gabrielle is done with AGT, she wants to work with NBC to help improve the culture surrounding the show and studio,” and she has always been an activist and wants to make positive change so nothing like this happens again.”