Will and Grace Star Debra Messing Angry Over Gabrielle Union Exit
Fellow judge Gabrielle Union was fired from America's Got Talent by NBC.
Following Ellen Pompeo’s scathing message to NBC, Will and Grace actor, Debra Messing, has also joined the ranks of celebrities that are standing in support of Gabrielle Union amid her exit from America’s Got Talent. According to some reports, The firing came after Union complained about racist acts and jokes on the show.
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Will and Grace star Debra Messing and other Hollywood celebrities Call NBC out
The ousting of Gabrielle Union and fellow judge Julianne Hough from America’s Got Talent is making headlines these days. Fellow Hollywood celebrities are not taking the issue lightly. They are voicing their concerns over NBC’s action.
Grey’s Anatomy’s Pompeo called NBC out. Following her, Debra Messing called the network (NBC) out on the decision and shared her in feelings in a tweet:
This is disgusting behavior from a network that has been my professional home for decades. Yes, women become ‘difficult,’ when their insistence on a respectful and professional working environment is ignored.
Will and Grace’s Debra continues:
Addressing a hostile work environment is inconvenient when there is a huge money-making machine that is involved. It is cowardice, greed, and protection of the status quo revealed. Being ‘hands-off’ is inexcusable and reflects a laissez-faire attitude toward systemic racism and sexism
American singer/songwriter, Ariana Grande, also joined hands with Will and Grace star and Ellen Pompeo on the issue:
Thank you for this Ellen, be better NBC. We are with you Gabrielle Union.
Gabrielle thanked Will and Grace star Debra Messing, singer Ariana Grande and other celebrities for their support in an Instagram post:
To all the friends and family that have my back and all the friends and family, I’ve never met who show love and support when everyone is looking and when no one is looking…All praise, gratitude, and thankfulness.
According to the reports, Gabrielle’s ousting came after she raised concerns about racism on the show. She also associated Jay Leno with a racist comment during the recording.