Michael Strahan mentioned that he didn’t really feel he might speak up or increase his voice throughout his time on “Live with Kelly” out of fear of seeming like a menace as a black man.
The previous NFL participant and present “Good Morning America” host spoke throughout a city corridor on racism with Disney boss Bob Iger and a bevy of different individuals ABC felt have been certified to speak on the topic.
A supply tells Page Six that, though Strahan didn’t point out “Live” by title, he was clearly talking about his time on the present earlier than his controversial exit in 2016.
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“Michael said that there were some very tense situations with executives who got argumentative and loud on the show, and he was very aware he couldn’t speak up or raise his voice as he was worried he would be seen as threatening,” a supply advised the outlet.
Representatives for Strahan didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Strahan abruptly left “Live” in 2016 to affix the crew on “Good Morning America.” In January, he opened up about his time on the present, noting that friction along with his co-host, Kelly Ripa, contributed to his choice to go away.
“It was tougher in the TV business to see a certain kind of competitiveness than it was in sports,” Strahan advised The New York Times at the time.
With out naming Ripa or their former discuss present, the New York Giants participant hinted that he didn’t really feel like he was a half of a crew working alongside the previous cleaning soap opera star.
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“I don’t want to be on the show and feel like everyone else is carrying me. I want us all to be successful,” Strahan defined. “I’ve done things where I went in with team concepts, and I got there and realized it’s not about team. It’s selfish, and I don’t operate well under that.”
He continued: “Then on television, I’ve had jobs where I got there and felt like: Wow, I didn’t know I was supposed to be a sidekick. I thought I was coming here to be a partner.”
Strahan’s feedback at the city corridor got here quickly after he spoke out concerning the controversy that rocked ABC Information over the weekend that noticed high government Barbara Fedida go on administrative depart after a report detailing alleged racist mistreatment by Fedida of black journalists at the community.
Strahan, who supplied the details however didn’t provide a private opinion on the state of affairs, then learn a assertion from ABC Information and a assertion Fedida supplied the community.
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“There are deeply disturbing allegations in this story that we need to investigate, and we have placed Barbara Fedida on administrative leave while we conduct a thorough and complete investigation. These allegations do not represent the values and culture of ABC News, where we strive to make everyone feel respected in a thriving, diverse and inclusive workplace,” Strahan learn.
Fox Information’ Melissa Roberto contributed to this report.