Terry Crews is facing major backlash following his dismissal of Gabrielle Union’s claims that she experienced racism and sexism while working at “America’s Got Talent.” But, Crews says that’s not his problem.
During a recent interview on Today, Crews shut down Union’s criticisms that AGT lacks diversity and is a sexist and racist place of work. The internet went after Crews following his comments, many calling the actor out for being so comfortable with disregarding and talking down on Union, despite him literally saying he can’t speak for women as a man. Others mentioned the hypocrisy of Crews dismissing Union as a Black woman regardless of the fact that Crews said Black women were his biggest support group after he spoke out about being sexually assaulted by a Hollywood exec back in 2017.
On Monday, Crews released a tweet that referenced his hometown of Flint, Michigan. “I’m a hog. You’re a chicken. Just ‘cuz you gave me eggs—Don’t mean I owe you bacon.’ – Ancient Flint Michigan proverb,” the tweet read. After the tweet, the actor came back to Twitter with another message saying the only person he is concerned with is his wife, #RebeccaCrews. He revealed that Rebecca is one of the people who advised him to stand with AGT and not Union. He said, “There is only one woman on earth I have to please. Her name is Rebecca. Not my mother, my sister, my daughters, or co-workers,” adding, ”I will let their husbands/ boyfriends/ partners take care of them. Rebecca gives me WINGS.”
Union’s contract was not renewed after the actress spoke out experience racism and sexism at AGT. The actress noted that she witnessed racist comments about Asians and mentioned that lack of diversity behind-the-scenes at the program.