Terry Crews issued another public apology to Gabrielle Union after the former “America’s Got Talent” judge called him out for not supporting her amid her firing from the show.
Interest in the conversation was renewed after Union appeared on the Spotify podcast Jemele Hill Is Unbothered and the sports journalist asked her about Crews and his controversial comments amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.
“People hit me [up] all day long and are like, ‘What’s happening,'” Union says in response to Hill’s question about what’s going on with Terry Crews. “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. We are both very clear on that. So, I don’t know if that’s the motivation.”
Crews released an apology to Union on Saturday saying, “This will be my 3rd public apology to Gabrielle Union. 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. I’m sorry, @itsgabrielleu.”
An NBC investigation into Union’s allegations found that those working on the talent show did not behave insensitively toward the former judge, who was removed from the panel along with Julianne Hough last November.
The L.A.’s Finest star made clear that she didn’t have unrealistic expectations of Crews during her struggle, explaining he could have shown solidarity without blasting his employer.
She added, “You don’t have to do a press tour where your sole objective is to discredit and malign me. You know, I’ve been in Hollywood a long time. There’s very little that surprises me, but that was very disappointing for sure.”
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