Terry Crews Apologizes To Gabrielle Union
I told @KevinHart4real a while ago, he needed 2 “acknowledge the pain of other people.” Right now I have to do the same thing. I want to apologize for the comments I made. I realize there are a lot of Black women hurt and let down by what I said and also by what I didn’t say.
I hear you, I respect you and understand you. I am sorry and I am here to support you. I spoke from my own personal point of view without first taking into consideration someone else’s experience.
I allowed disrespectful comments directed at me and my family to cause me to react angrily instead of responding thoughtfully. This certainly caused more harm, and it is my hope that I can amend any pain I have caused to those who were hurt by my words.
Addressing Gabrielle Union directly he continues,
, I want you to know it was never my intention to invalidate your experience— but that is what I did. I apologize. You have been through a lot in this business, and with that I empathize with the struggle toward fairness and equality in the workplace.
You are a role model to the entire black community and In my desire to be professionally neutral as your co-worker, I should have at the very least understood you just needed my support.
Sincerely, Terry Crews
Earlier this month, Terry, who is the host of America’s Got Talent, came under fire after he failed to defend Gabrielle Union after she was fired following a season of serving as judge of the talent competition series. The move from NBC caused a whirlwind as reports said Gabrielle Union’s firing was racially charged after she complained about the toxic environment behind-the-scenes and was reportedly told her hair was “too black.”
Terry Crews first tweeted Gabrielle Union shortly after news spread that she was let go.
He then spoke about it last week and said,
“I haven’t reached out, but I haven’t heard anything…First of all, I can’t speak for sexism because I’m not a woman, but I can speak on behalf of any racism comments. That was never my experience on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ In fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.”
Gabrielle Union then seemed to respond with a series of tweets (read from the bottom up).
Earlier this week, Terry wrote:
“There is only one woman one earth I have to please. Her name is Rebecca. Not my mother, my sister, my daughters or co-workers. I will let their husbands/ boyfriends/ partners take care of them. Rebecca gives me WINGS”
Gabrielle has yet to respond to Terry’s apology.
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