Terry Crews apologizes to Gabrielle Union again
The actor says he's apologizing for a third time and will keep apologizing as he seeks 'reconciliation for the world'
Terry Crews has been on Black Twitter’s bad side for most of 2020. It appears that he’s kicking off the month of August by staying there as he’s had to apologize to his former America’s Got Talent colleague Gabrielle Union for the third time.
“This will be my 3rd public apology to Gabrielle Union,” the controversial actor and TV personality 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.”
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“I’m sorry,” he wrote in conclusion before tagging Union along with the hashtag #reconciliation.
His mea culpa tweet was sent in direct response to a story posted by Deadline Hollywood with the headline, “Gabrielle Union Slams Terry Crews Again For His Statements On Her ‘America’s Got Talent’”
According to the piece, while appearing on the Spotify podcast Jemele Hill is Unbothered, the actress was asked about Crews and his recent critiques of the Black Lives Matter movement that have gotten him into hot water.
“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 said. “I don’t know if that’s the motivation.”
She went on to share how his recent behavior just underscores the lack of compassion he had for her while she combatted the microaggressions that allegedly took place during her time on the show.
“Based on his recent actions, do you really think Terry Crews was an ally, was helpful, was a sounding board?” she asked rhetorically. “I think Terry Crews is showing us who he is and what he does during times of adversity and it’s not solidarity.”
Even though NBC’s investigation concluded that Union was not the victim of discrimination, she maintains that she was subjected to a hostile work environment with racial undertones.
“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 (Crews) as well,” she pointed out.
“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,” she concluded. “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.”
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