America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews is owning up to his mistakes and apologizing for his lack of support after judge Gabrielle Union accused the show of racism.
Previously, Terry had argued against Gabrielle’s claims, painting a positive picture of the show from his experience. However, he now realizes that not everyone’s perspective of a workplace is the same.
Terry Crews Apologizes To Gabrielle Union
When Gabrielle’s claims of racism and a toxic work environment first emerged, Terry was noticeably silent on the issue. He later raved about how much he loves working on AGT, denying any racism and calling it “the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.”
Terry later apologized to Gabrielle in a Twitter thread, writing, “In my desire to be professionally neutral as your co-worker, I should have at the very least understood you just needed my support.”
More recently, Terry told Entertainment Tonight that he was “the wrong guy to ask about being on America’s Got Talent because I love it.”
“I had to understand that I’m looking at this thing from a lens of male privilege,” he continued. “Where men and women are treated differently on sets.” He added, “When you’re wrong, you’ve got to just say, ‘Hey, I apologize, I’m sorry. Let me get back in here, and let’s do this right.'”
Where Does Gabrielle Union’s ‘AGT’ Case Stand?
Last month, NBC announced that an outside investigation into Gabrielle’s complaints was complete, and denied several of her claims. Much like Terry Crews, it found an “overall culture of diversity” on the show.
Gabrielle has since filed a formal complaint against Universal, Fremantle, Syco, and Simon Cowell, detailing her experiences on the show and even claiming an NBC executive threatened her to stay quiet.
Gabrielle and her fellow judge Julianne Hough were let go from the AGT panel last year after one season. They’ve since been replaced by former judge Heidi Klum and new addition Sofia Vergara.