Celebrities are rallying behind actress Gabrielle Union and slamming NBC after her controversial exit from “America’s Got Talent.”

Union and fellow judge Julianne Hough will not return for the second season of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions,” which premieres January 6.
Variety published a report this week alleging Union had been fired after urging the show’s producers to notify human resources about an incident involving a racist joke. It also said producers told her multiple times that her hairstyles on the show were “too black.”
CNN has not independently confirmed these allegations and has reached out to reps for Union and “America’s Got Talent” for comment.
Here’s what other celebrities are saying about her exit:
Ellen Pompeo
The “Grey’s Anatomy” star blasted the network in a series of tweets.
“Workplace cultures will continue to be toxic until there is unity and solidarity among all women. If you go for self in these moments you undermine the work we are out here trying to do. Obviously this network feels like they can operate like this and it’s okay,” she said. “… I support @itsgabrielleu commitment to speaking up to injustice. It takes courage.”

The 2020 presidential hopeful also chimed in.
“Corporate America tells employees and consumers they take racism and sexism seriously. But often the person reporting the problem is hurt by management,” Castro tweeted. “Kudos to @itsgabrielleu for having the courage to speak out. Still waiting for answers from @nbc.”
(more at cnn.com)