Gabrielle Union‘s claims of a toxic workplace at ‘AGT’ has Ellen Pompeo sounding off in support of Gabby — but now someone’s also defending Jay Leno, saying his Korean joke wasn’t racist at all.
You’ll recall, Gabrielle reportedly feels she was canned because she complained to producers and NBC about racially insensitive situations on the ‘AGT’ set — among them a joke Leno made, while guest judging, about Koreans eating dogs.
We got comedian Alonzo Bodden — himself a “Last Comic Standing” champ — at the Laugh Factory and he stood up for Jay, explaining why he feels it was NOT a racist joke. In a nutshell, he says there’s a big difference between playing off a “common stereotype” and attacking a specific person over race.
The Leno joke was edited out and never made air, but Alonzo still laughed off any thoughts of a ‘Cancel Leno’ movement. He also added Leno was the least of Gabrielle’s issues on the show.
It’s unfortunate that @nbc the same network that protected disgusting men like Matt Lauer and punished women for speaking out or not putting up with it…has not changed their practices or culture. I support @itsgabrielleu commitment to speaking up to injustice. It takes courage