Heidi Klum has insisted she would by no means attempt to ”negate or query Gabrielle Union’s fact”.
The 46-year-old mannequin not too long ago insisted she had an ”superb expertise” engaged on ‘America’s Got Talent’ after Gabrielle complained a couple of ”poisonous” tradition, racial bias and discrimination throughout her personal time on the present.
However, Heidi has now clarified that she didn’t imply to negate Gabrielle’s experiences.
She informed PEOPLE: ”Recently, a reporter requested me to share my ideas about Gabrielle Union’s experiences whereas working as a choose on ‘America’s Got Talent’. I informed the reporter that I had not skilled comparable points whereas I used to be a choose on the present — my expertise was a constructive one. I can solely communicate of my very own fact, and under no circumstances is that meant to negate or query Gabrielle’s fact.
”I’m conscious that my expertise will not be the identical as Gabrielle’s. What I can inform you is that I’m a fierce advocate for all individuals, regardless of their race, age, faith, gender or sexuality. Everyone needs to be handled equally and with utmost respect.”
The star – who was beforehand married to musician Seal – added: ”Personally, I’ve skilled very hurtful issues whereas being married to a person of color and having three stunning kids with him. While everybody’s challenges are completely different, I would like nothing greater than for a simply world and for individuals to be kinder to 1 one other.”
Gabrielle departed the present alongside Julianne Hough in November final yr, and later met with NBC representatives for a 5 hour assembly, so as to push for ”actual change” on the present.
She tweeted after the assembly: ”We had a prolonged 5-hour, and what I considered, productive assembly yesterday.
”I used to be capable of, once more, specific my unfiltered fact. I led with transparency and my want and hope for actual change.”
NBC have promised to make a ”additional investigation” into the ‘Bring It On’ star’s complaints and hailed the assembly as ”candid and productive”.
They stated in a press release: ”The preliminary dialog was candid and productive.
”While there will probably be an additional investigation to get a deeper understanding of the information, we’re working with Gabrielle to come back to a constructive decision.”
The broadcaster reportedly plans to herald an impartial investigator to probe the present and ‘AGT’ creator Simon Cowell will probably be probed and sure requested to make some adjustments.
A supply stated: ”The ball is in NBC’s court docket to see if they will get Cowell to comply with make some adjustments to the best way issues are finished on the present.”