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Sharon Osbourne Calls AGT a Boys' Club on 'The Talk' and Slams NBC Amid Gabrielle Union's Firing

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Dec 04, 2019
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Sharon Osbourne has joined the league of celebrities that have openly aired support for actress Gabrielle Union after she got fired from "America's Got Talent."

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Sharon Osbourne is a fixture on the CBS talk show, "The Talk." It was on an episode of the show that famous entrepreneur and author critiqued "America's Got Talent" for firing Union.

Sharon Osbourne arrives at the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne arrives at the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

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Osbourne started by labeling the show a "boys' club," she said:

"It is a boys' club, OK, it is. And the boys can take care of each other, and the women are not paid as much as the men."

In the wake of the controversy surrounding Union's sudden dismissal from the show, it is widely speculated that it all hinged on gender inequality. Now, Osbourne shares that that may be the truth after all.

Sharon Osbourne is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' in Los Angeles, California. | Getty Images

Sharon Osbourne is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' in Los Angeles, California. | Getty Images

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She disclosed that thanks to her time as a judge on the show herself, she had a firsthand experience of what Union may have had to endure.

According to Osbourne, her time on the show was spent feeling a little less confident than the men because she was never treated as well as them despite the positive ratings she claims she brought in.

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Previously, Osbourne, who had been a judge on the show from Season 2 through 7, had shared that she couldn't relate to Union's predicament because she and no one else was a woman of color then. The much that she could, however, tell was that the network treated the men better than women.

Gabrielle Union attends "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Finale Red Carpet at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood | Photo: Getty Images

Gabrielle Union attends "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Finale Red Carpet at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood | Photo: Getty Images

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Union has amassed great support from the public and even most noticeably, fellow celebrities after she opened up about raising several racial issues with NBC executives.

According to the famous actress, she and Julianne Hough, who was also fired, were critiqued for their appearances throughout their single-season as judges.

 Gabrielle Union & Julianne Hough  on set of America's Got Talent Season 14 | Photo: Getty Images

Gabrielle Union & Julianne Hough on set of America's Got Talent Season 14 | Photo: Getty Images

The list of famous figures that have come forward to support Union is endless. It includes popular celebrities like Howard Stern, who was also previously a judge on the show, actress Patricia Arquette, "Will & Grace" star, Debra Messing, as well as her athlete husband, Dwayne Wade, who expressed great dismay at the controversy.

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