On Saturday, 51-year-old Jones posted a video on Twitter claiming he was fired because the show's new writers felt his character sent the "wrong message to black America."
"American Gods" is based on a novel of the same name. Executives at the show's producer, Fremantle, said in a statement to Deadline that Jones's departure had nothing to do with running, but simply that his character did not appear in the third season of the show.
Jones again tweeted, this time, calling several former cast members "America's Got Talent", which Fremantle also produced.
"Correction: I was fired on September 10, 2019 as @itsgabrielleu @OfficialMelB @NickCannon @heidiklum, everyone said @FremantleUS is a nightmare," Jones said in the tweet. "They treated him like a second-class citizen for doing his job very well. Stay tuned. More to come."
Among the tweeted celebrities was Union, which "AGT" reportedly fired after reports of a "toxic crop" on the show. She was also informed that her rotating hairstyles were "very black"to the audience of the program.
Union, 47, replied on Twitter with: "Ohhhhhhhhhhh, let's talk to my friend. #StrongerTogether".
Union recently held a "productive" discussion with NBC – the network that displays "AGT" – and the program's producers regarding its departure, which led to an internal investigation.