Gabrielle Union is reaching out to Orlando Jones, who has reportedly been fired by the same production company who ousted her for questionable reasons. Union, of course, was let go from NBC's America's Got Talent, allegedly for objecting to racist jokes and being told her hairstyle was "too black."
Jones was reportedly fired from the third season of American Gods, also produced by AGT's producer Fremantle. The 51-year-old posted a message on Twitter slamming AG showrunner Charles Eglee, saying he was booted from the Starz series September 10th.
According to Jones: "There will be no more Mr. Nancy. Don't let these motherf—ers tell you they love Mr. Nancy. They don't. I'm not going to name names but the new season three showrunner is Connecticut-born and Yale-educated, so he's very smart and he thinks that Mr. Nancy's angry, get s— done is the wrong message for black America."
A rep for Eglee responded, saying he was not from Connecticut, but they didn't disput any of the other allegations.
Fremantle responded in a statement, saying: "The storylines of American Gods have continually shifted and evolved to reflect the complex mythology of the source material. Mr. Jones' option was not picked up because Mr. Nancy, among other characters, is not featured in the portion of the book we are focusing on within season three. Several new characters, many of which have already been announced, will be introduced into Shadow Moon's world that will further contribute to the show's legacy as one of the most diverse series on television."
Jones wrote that Fremantle is "a nightmare." He continued: "They treated you like a 2nd class citizen for doing your job too well," tagging Union, as well as former America's Got Talent judges and hosts Nick Cannon, Mel B and Heidi Klum.
Union responded, writing, "Ohhhhhhhh let's chat my friend. #StrongerTogether."