America’s Got Talent Feud: Terry Crews Apologizes to Gabrielle Union

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- ?Live Results Finale? Episode 1423 -- Pictured: (l-r) Terry Crews, Gabrielle Union -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)
 Pictured: (l-r) Terry Crews, Gabrielle Union — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

While America’s Got Talent: The Champions season 2 airs on NBC, the franchise is receiving a ton of publicity. But none of it is good. After host Terry Crews defended NBC and producers on the Today show after fired judge Gabrielle Union accused the network of racism and a toxic set environment, she clapped back on Twitter in a big way. In response, Terry fired up his Twitter account to insist that only his wife’s opinion mattered to him. To top it all off, former host, Nick Cannon, who had his own problems with the show, sided with “my girl Gabby,” basically accusing Terry of siding with “the man.”

In the meantime, Terry has received a TON of negative backlash to both his Today show remarks and his heated reaction to Gabrielle. Now, he’s responding ONCE AGAIN on Twitter–this time to apologize.

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. @itsgabrielleu, 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.

Terry called out comedian Kevin Hart for the way he handled a controversy over anti-gay tweets that cost him an Oscar hosting gig in 2019. “The truth is, Kevin, you’re not being attacked,” Terry told Buzzfeed news at the time. “The truth is you have to just acknowledge what went on and acknowledge the pain of other people. That’s all anybody’s asking for. That’s it.” Indeed.

Gabrielle has not yet responded.


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