Terry Crews Apologizes to Gabrielle Union for the 2nd Time for Defending 'America's Got Talent'
After months of not being in good terms with former "America's Got Talent" co-star Gabrielle Union, Terry Crews sends out another apology in hopes of finally making amends.
In late 2019, many were shocked to hear about Gabrielle Union's sudden exit as an "America's Got Talent" host after just one season. At the time, Terry Crews made comments about that seemed to invalidate Gabrielle's experience, something that caused a rift between the two.
Now, in light of the recent "Black Lives Matter" protests around the country, Crews used the opportunity to speak up about certain privileges that even Black men experience. He apologized to black women, tagging Union directly, for not recognizing the privilege he has, especially in the workplace.
CREWS' FIRST APOLOGY
This is not the first time Terry Crews apologized to his former co-worker. Back in February, he released a statement about how he acted upon his own personal point-of-view without considering hers. He made sure to apologize to Union, hoping they could rebuild their relationship.
"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."
HIS PREVIOUS INTERVIEW
This comes after he made an interview claiming he did not experience any racism on their show. He further added that in his two decades in the industry, the "AGT" set was the most diverse place he's been in.
After his interview, Union made sure to let him know how she felt about it, especially after she bravely spoke up against the toxic work culture surrounding "America's Got Talent." At the time, she believed that Crews "threw her under the bus."
It is in this light I want to make further amends with Black women, and in particular @itsgabrielleu for not recognizing the privilege I have - especially in the workplace- and adding this fact to my earlier apology.— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 4, 2020
HOPING TO MAKE AMENDS
Since then, the two have not been in good terms, and Union has yet to respond to any of his apologies. Now that protests and demonstrations have been happening around the country surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, Terry felt it was the perfect time to reach out again.
Union also said that she and Hough were subject to excessive comments about their appearances while filming, which did not sit well with the actress.
UNION'S "AGT" CLAIMS
Gabrielle Union and Julienne Hough were announced not to be renewing their contracts on "America's Got Talent," and it turns out for Gabrielle's cause, it was because she was being too vocal about racially insensitive situations that happened on set.
On top of these, she was vocal about her other co-hosts as well, particularly Simon Cowell whom she claimed would illegally smoke on set. Union also said that she and Hough were subject to excessive comments about their appearances while filming, which did not sit well with the actress.