Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Terry Crews Apologizes to Gabrielle Union After She Criticizes Him Over AGT Firing


*Terry Crews has responded to Gabrielle Union’s recent comments about him appearing to discredit her discrimination claims against “America’s Got Talent.” 

“This will be my 3rd public apology to Gabrielle Union,” he tweeted on Saturday. “If a 4th is needed, I will continue to apologize and push for reconciliation between the world, and more importantly, the culture I grew up in. I’m sorry, @itsgabrielleu #reconciliation.”

Crews’ apology comes after Union called him out during last week’s edition of Jemele Hill’s podcast, saying the AGT host has not been an “ally” and that he may one day regret not having her back prior to her firing from the show.

“Since I’ve been so vocal about what happened, the floodgates have opened. This reckoning is just hitting,” Union said on the podcast. “There is so much more that is coming… I have a feeling he will probably regret it for a thousand reasons, very soon.”

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Hill agreed, saying it was “unnecessary” for Crews to go “out of his way to invalidate you when he did that piece on the Today show.”

“At the end of the day, the work that I am doing to make sure that NBC is a more fair and equitable place of employment will benefit you as well,” Union said. “So it’s OK to eat your cereal and let me do my thing and get out of the way. If you’re not going to help, then get out of the way. If you don’t feel financially comfortable, or spiritually comfortable or you flat out disagree, but at the end of the day he will benefit from a safer, more equitable workplace from what I stuck my neck out to do and got fired for, you know? Instead of actively working against progress.”

She also implied that Crews was protecting his career when he decided to not support her amid her battles with AGT.

“People hit me all day long and are like, what’s happening? And the only thing I know for sure is that Terry Crews gets three checks from NBC. So, I don’t know if being worried about job stability — which listen, we all know that if you speak up about racism and white supremacy, you absolutely can be shown the door,” Union told Hill, according to ET.

In June, the actor told ET it was hard for him to understand how Gabby’s experience was any different than his on the show.

“I had to understand that I’m looking at this thing from a lens of male privilege, where men and women are treated differently on sets,” he said at the time.

Union appeared to address that comment during her chat with Hill last week.

“If you didn’t have my experience … you also have an option to say, ‘I believe Gab, I just had a different experience.’ End of story,” she said. “You don’t have to do a press tour where your sole objective is to discredit and malign me. You know, I’ve been in Hollywood a very long time. There’s very little that surprises me, but that was very disappointing for sure.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.



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