Dwayne Wade has come out in defense of his wife Gabrielle Union, after she was let go from her gig as a judge on the competition show ‘America’s Got Talent’. The basketball pro shared several tweets in support of his longtime partner after the controversial departure of the actress from the series.
It was confirmed last week that Gabrielle and her fellow panelist Julianne Hough would not be returning to the NBC talent competition, and according to reports, Union had expressed concern over racially insensitive situations during her time as a judge, and over the fact that she and Hough continuously received notes on their physical appearance. Some believe her speaking out led to her dismissal, though the network has denied the claims.
Wade, however, expressed that as proud as he was of her for getting the job, he’s was even more proud of her for standing up for her community and culture.