BANG! NEWS – Gabrielle Union has urged women to speak out against discrimination even if it costs them their job, following her departure from America’s Got Talent.
The 47-year-old actress left the judging panel of the NBC show earlier last month after just one season, amid reports that she complained about a “toxic” culture, racial bias and discrimination during her time on the show.
And while speaking at a female empowerment and inclusivity panel this week, Gabrielle told other women – particularly women of colour – to break the “status quo” and speak out against injustice, regardless of the consequences.
According to Variety, she said, “Don’t be the happy person that does the bidding of the status quo because you’re afraid. Don’t allow them to call you angry when someone else is called passionate. It’s terrifying. There’s a solid chance you’ll lose your job. I speak from experience.”