Gabrielle Union gets apology from Terry Crews after ‘AGT’ comments

Gabrielle Union gets apology from Terry Crews after 'AGT' comments


Terry Crews is apologizing to Gabrielle Union for his comments that appeared to invalidate her experience at “America’s Got Talent” after Union’s controversial exit. 

In November, following Union and fellow judge Julianne Hough’s exit after one season, Variety reported a “toxic culture” at the NBC show that included racist jokes and excessive notes on female judges’ appearances .

Crews, who has hosted “AGT” since 2019, shot down allegations of racism during an appearance on the “Today” show last week, calling the talent show “the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.”

He also questioned Union’s involvement: “When you look at what the allegations were about, it was given by an unnamed source…I asked my wife what I should do. She was like, ‘first of all, if it’s coming from an unnamed source – because Gabrielle Union has not made any statement to this day about any of these allegations publicly …if she hasn’t made a statement, why would you?'”

Crews’ remarks sparked instant backlash, leading Union to tweet about being thrown “under the bus” – particularly after she previously supported Crews through his lawsuit against a Hollywood talent agent Crews accused of groping him.

More: Gabrielle Union tweets about being thrown ‘under the bus’ after Terry Crews defends ‘AGT’

Host Terry Crews attends the "America's Got Talent" Season 14 Live Show Red Carpet on August 27, 2019 in Hollywood, California.

After doubling down on his remarks earlier in the weekand facing more backlash, Crews appeared to turn over a new leaf on Friday.

“@itsgabrielleu, I want you to know it was never my intention to invalidate your experience – but that is what I did. I apologize,” Crews tweeted. “You have been through a lot in this business, and with that I empathize with the struggle toward fairness and equality in the workplace.”


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