Gabrielle Union endorses post about apology


NBC, Syco Entertainment, Fremantle said in a statement to People over the weekend they are working with Union to "hear more about her concerns.""We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture," the statement read. "We are working with Ms. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, following which we will take whatever next steps may be appropriate."It was announced on Nov. 22 that Union and Julianne Hough, who replaced Mel B and Heidi Klum as judges in Season 14, would not be returning for "AGT's" upcoming 15th season. Variety published a report alleging Union had been let go after urging the show's producers to report an incident involving a racist joke to human resources and after producers told her multiple times that her hairstyles on the show were "too black."A separate report by Vulture pointed to workplace tension between Union and Simon Cowell, a judge and an executive producer on the series, in part, over Cowell's habit of smoking on set, which is illegal in California.CNN has not independently confirmed these allegations. Representatives for Union, NBC and "America's Got Talent" have not responded to CNN's requests for comment. Seemingly after the latest statement from NBC and show producers was issued, Union retweeted a post from freelance writer Joelle Monique, who listed steps on the proper way to apologize. Monique's instructions for a "solid apology" included: "1. Sincerely admit wrong doing directly to the offended party. 2. Be twice as loud correcting your mistake as you were making the mistake. 3. Lay out steps Read More – Source