Julianne Hough has spoken out about being axed from “America’s Got Talent” amid the ongoing controversy surrounding her and Gabrielle Union’s exits.
Union and her husband Dwyane Wade have been voicing their opinions on the firing, with Variety since reporting Union had been told repeatedly that her hairstyles were “too black” for the “AGT” audience.
During an interview with “People Now” alongside her brother Derek, Hough said: “I would just say that — my goodness. I just believe and value at the highest regard that everybody has a voice and should be heard, first and foremost.”
“And then I believe that the paradigm of the workplace and how you do business and work with people now, it’s shifting, and I think that the people that really want to see change happen are going to authentically and positively… do that. And so that’s all I really have to say about that.”
When asked whether the whole thing had affected her morale and confidence, Hough insisted: “I’m good.”
“I know who I am, and as egocentric as this may sound, I totally and utterly love myself. And so I choose to, with whatever I do, just take all the lessons that I’ve learned and add them to my vocabulary and move forward.”