Former America’s Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne is speaking out following Gabrielle Union’s controversial exit from the show. The reality star discussed the topic during her series, The Talk, where she referred to the show as a “boys’ club.”
“The boys take care of each other and the women are not paid as much as the men.” She then went on to claim that Howie Mandel was hired and offered a private plane, while she would fly commercial to live auditions, among other perks he received.
“I don’t begrudge anyone earning what they earn, good for you, god bless you. But when my old ass has been there moving the show? And I get an American Airlines ticket and he’s in a private plane?” Osbourne added.
Over the weekend, Union herself spoke out, thanking supporters for defending her amid reports she was fired from the competition show after complaining about racism and other on-set issues.