Variety reported that Union was sacked after she reported a toxic culture on the set of the show, including racial insensitivity in the show's content and directed at Union herself.
In the video, Jones claims he was let go from the series after the new season 3 showrunner (whom he does not name) stated the portrayal of Mr. Nancy as, according to Jones, "angry" and the "wrong message for black America".
"There will be no more Mr. Nancy".
Orlando Jones revealed the news in a lengthy and NSFW Twitter video.
Orlando Jones, who plays Mr. Nacy in the show American Gods, announced that he was sacked from the show back in September, according to Variety.
"American Gods" actor Orlando Jones, who played fan favorite Mr. Nancy, has revealed in a video posted to Twitter that he was sacked from the Starz series back in September and, without directly naming him, slammed showrunner Chris Eglee for the move.
Starz did not immediately respond to SYFY WIRE's request for comment. I mean, what else could it be? American Gods Season 3 was officially announced, though there is no concrete release date.
According to the actor, who played Mr. Nancy and offered significant writing and producing contributions to season 2 after the departure of original showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, he was sacked on Sep. I hope the fans enjoyed it because really this is about you. "I hope you loved it as much as I loved doing it". The tweet also alleges problematic behavior from the series' producers Fremantle.
Union has been having issues with Fremantle as well of late, with network NBC launching an investigation into the circumstances of her firing from Fremantle-produced "America's Got Talent".
In subsequent tweets, Jones called Fremantle, which also produces American Gods, "a nightmare" that "treated you like a 2nd class citizen for doing your job [too] well". He took the character and made it his own, which is what the fans are responding to.
OJ went on the attack Saturday morning in a video he posted to his social media, saying he was sacked from the STARZ series a few months ago in September. a decision he appears to be pinning on TV screenwriter Charles "Chic" Eglee, who got tapped to head up season 3.