Gabrielle Union continues to fire back at Terry Crews for his lack of support whilst she was a judge on America’s Got Talent. The actress has claimed that she was more than unimpressed with the show’s production practices and has called out Crews on several occasions for not following suit and engaging in the discussion.
“Terry Crews is showing us who he is,” says Gabrielle Union after taking yet ANOTHER hit at AGT’s Terry Crews
Gabrielle Union recently appeared on the Jemele Hill Is Unbothered podcast (above), speaking on her experiences at America’s Got Talent, her work with NBC, and Terry Crews.
Whilst on the topic of being fired from the talent show, Union was quick to take another hit at America’s Got Talent’s current host.
“People hit me all day long and are like, what’s happening? 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,” Union said.
Union complained to NBC about a variety of issues she felt needed to be addressed at AGT including a culture of racism and a lack of equality on set. The judge also brought up her issue with Simon Cowell’s habit of smoking inside.
“Based on his recent actions, do you really think Terry Crews was an ally, was helpful, was a sounding board? I think Terry Crews is showing us who he is and what he does during times of adversity and it’s not solidarity.”
“At the end of the day, the work that I am doing to make sure that NBC is a more fair and equitable place of employment will benefit you (Crews) as well,” Union continued.
“So it’s OK to eat your cereal and let me do my thing and get out of the way. If you’re not going to help, then get out of the way. If you don’t feel financially comfortable, or spiritually comfortable or you flat out disagree, but at the end of the day he will benefit from a safer, more equitable workplace from what I stuck my neck out to do and got fired for, you know? Instead of actively working against progress.”
Crews has already addressed Gabrielle’s scrutiny many times publicly but recently did so again on Twitter.
“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 #reconciliation,” he wrote.
Despite his apology, Terry is still confident to stick by Cowell and the show, with no evidence given to him that clearly supports Gabrielle’s claims. It definitely seems Crews hasn’t experienced the toxic culture that Union says she was exposed to on the show. Nevertheless, let’s not forget that the show pays well, with that being a reason in itself to stay on despite any personal struggles that the host may or may not have had.