Terry Crews Responds To Backlash Around His Comments On Gabrielle Union

January 28 2020

It appears that Terry Crews is responding to backlash on his comments surrounding Gabrielle Union's controversial ouster from America's Got Talent.

In a cryptic tweet posted Monday, Crews, the current host of America's Got Talent, tweeted about being loyal to his wife, Rebecca King-Crews.

"There is only one woman on earth I have to please,” he wrote. “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.”

Crews' comments came days after he sat down for an interview on The Today Show to discuss the nature of Gabrielle Union's exit.

“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," he said. "In fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment. The Top 10 acts were Asian, women, older, younger, Black, white, it was everything in the gamut.”

According to Union, she was fired from her position as a host on America's Got Talent after speaking out about racism and sexism that took place behind the scenes. Many on social media chastised Crews for seemingly abandoning Union and not coming to her defense.

Many Twitter users also pointed out that Union and several other prominent Black women came to Crews' defense after he alleged that former WME agent Adam Venit groped him at a party. Some people also brought up Crews' previous tweet from a year earlier praising Black women such as Union, showrunner Shonda Rhimes and actress Anika Noni Rose.

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Report: Gabrielle Union Fired From 'America's Got Talent' For Opposing Racist, Sexist Culture

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by Jordan Simon on January 28 2020

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