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Heidi Klum Responds Following Criticism of Her Comments About Gabrielle Union's Firing

Heidi Klum Responds Following Criticism of Her Comments About Gabrielle Union's Firing

Heidi Klum is responding to criticism of her comments about Gabrielle Union‘s firing from America’s Got Talent.

Some fans thought Heidi, who was a judge on the show for six seasons, was negating Gabrielle‘s experience in her comments.

“Recently, a reporter asked me to share my thoughts about Gabrielle Union’s experiences while working as a judge on America’s Got Talent. I told the reporter that I had not experienced similar issues while I was a judge on the show — my experience was a positive one. I can only speak of my own truth, and by no means is that meant to negate or question Gabrielle’s truth,” Heidi told People.

She continued, “I am aware that my experience may not be the same as Gabrielle’s. What I can tell you is that I am a fierce advocate for all people, no matter their race, age, religion, gender or sexuality. Everyone should be treated equally and with utmost respect.”

“Personally, I have experienced very hurtful things while being married to a man of color and having three beautiful children with him. While everyone’s challenges are different, I want nothing more than for a just world and for people to be kinder to one another,” Heidi concluded.

READ MORE: A former America’s Got Talent host also spoke out about negative experiences with NBC

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