We previously reported, Union is reportedly “exploring her legal options against” NBC after she was let go from AGT for complaining about the show’s toxic culture of racism and sexism. Without mentioning the drama, Crews, the host of the show, simply wrote on Twitter: “You’re the best, Gabrielle! You will be missed!”
Terry’s post was in response to Gabby’s message that read, “So many tears, so much gratitude. THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone… you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever [love].”
As noted by Ace Showbiz, Twitter users were quick to blast the former NFL player for failing to support a fellow Black artist. He was described as “pathetic,” “lame,” “sad,” and “weak,” and also called “trash” and “garbage.”
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One Twitter user wrote, “Stand up for your sister!!! I’m disappointed…you’re one of my fave actors…don’t let a paycheck keep you from what’s right.” Another commented, “Sir, this tweet reads like you’re responding to a positive send-off. This ain’t the move.”
Others reminded Terry how Gabby publicly supported him in 2017 when he revealed getting sexually harassed by Hollywood executive Adam Venit.
“Terry Crews is a stand-up guy. Literally one of the nicest people in our industry. He is honest, kind, & true professional. I believe him & stand by him,” Union tweeted at the time.
“She had your back and yet you can’t have hers?” one commented. “This is disappointing Terry. She stood up for you when you needed it and this is how you repay her?” another wrote.
“Woooooooow so you just REFUSE to have her back?” “@itsgabrielleu rode so hard for him. Yet he stands up for problematic Gina,” wrote another concerned fan.
“Come on Terry, you know this ain’t right. Gabby spoke out and potentially damaged some of her own professional relationship to support you when you wanted, desired support and all you can say is tantamount to ‘sorry, sucks to be you?’ “
In addition to Crews, Union has received support from celebrities including Debra Messing, Ellen Pompeo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ariana Grande.
Union retweeted a conciliatory statement from the companies that produce AGT – NBC, Fremantle and Simon Cowell’s Syco, Deadline reports.
“We remain committed to ensuring a respectful workplace for all employees and take very seriously any questions about workplace culture,” the statement read. “We are working with Ms. Union through her representatives to hear more about her concerns, following which we will take whatever next steps may be appropriate.”
Union noted her approval of the statement, writing “This! This! AND THIIISSSSSSS!!!!!!”