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Ariana Grande, Ellen Pompeo Slam NBC For Firing Gabrielle Union After She Called Out Racism on ‘AGT’

Celebrities took to Twitter over the Thanksgiving holiday to support actress Gabrielle Union and slam NBC after the network dropped her as a judge on America’s Got Talent, reportedly after she raised concerns about racist incidents on set and after she was subjected to constant critiques about her appearance, including that her hairstyles were “too black” for the audience.

Stars from Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to newscaster Jemele Hill, singer Ariana Grande, and 2020 presidential hopeful Julián Castro tweeted their support of the actress, who was labeled as “difficult” by fellow judge Simon Cowell after she complained about his indoor smoking habit, according to reports. 

Later, Cowell dismissed a 10-year-old black contestant backed by Union, allegedly saying the young rapper was not an act “America can get behind.”