UPDATE: 6:05 p.m. EDT, Jan 31. —
Following a slew of warranted slander, Terry Crews has offered an apology to the Black women he’s hurt, namely Gabrielle Union, by the Tweet he posted on Monday where he made it clear that he stands for his wife, Rebecca, and only his wife, Rebecca.
“I want to apologize for the comments I made,” Crews tweeted on Friday evening. “I realize there are a lot of Black women hurt and let down by what I said and also by what I didn’t say.”
He continued, “I hear you, I respect you and understand you. I am sorry and I am here to support you. I spoke from my own personal point of view without first taking into consideration someone else’s experience. I allowed disrespectful comments directed at me and my family to cause me to react angrily instead of responding thoughtfully. This certainly caused more harm, and it is my hope that I can amend any pain I have caused to those who were hurt by my words.”
Crews then addressed Union specifically, apologizing for “invalidating” her experience on “America’s Got Talent.” “I want you to know it was never my intention to invalidate your experience— but that is what I did. I apologize. You have been through a lot in this business, and with that I empathize with the struggle toward fairness and equality in the workplace,” he said.
Crews deleted the tweet that served as the catalyst for Twitter’s unrelenting attack.
“There is only one woman one earth I have to please,” he wrote. “Her name is Rebecca. Not my mother, my sister, my daughters or co-workers. I will let their husbands/ boyfriends/ partners take care of them. Rebecca gives me WINGS.”
Terry Crews is continuing to show his true colors and folks are not pleased, especially Black women. The actor is at odds with many activists and Hollywood disrupters because he didn’t come to Gabrielle Union‘s defense when news leaked that she experienced a toxic work culture while a judge on “America’s Got Talent”. Crews’ actions came after many Black women, including Union, defended him when he revealed that he was sexually assaulted back in 2016.
Now, the actor only seems to care about his wife. Crews made the declaration via Twitter on Monday. First, he started off with what he called an “Ancient Flint Michigan Proverb.”
“I’m a hog. You’re a chicken,” wrote the 51-year-old, who’s the latest to receive that “America’s Got Talent” hosting check. “Just ‘cuz you gave me eggs — don’t mean I owe you bacon.”
Mr. Crews seemed to be making a reference to Union and all the Black women who defended him when he talked about being sexually assaulted by a Hollywood executive, Adam Venit. According to Page Six, Crews said Venit grabbed and squeezed his crotch at a party in 2016. In early 2019, Crews revealed on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” that Black women were the only ones who came to his defense when he first started talking about his assault. “The people who surprised me the most were Black women,” he said. “Black men did not want any part of it. All my support came from Black women. Straight up.”
Now, Crews seems to not owe these women “bacon” even though they gave him “eggs.”
Crews didn’t stop there in his Monday tweets. He soon added that he only has an obligation to his wife, Rebecca King-Crews.
“There is only one woman one earth I have to please,” he tweeted. “Her name is Rebecca. Not my mother, my sister, my daughters or co-workers. I will let their husbands/ boyfriends/ partners take care of them. Rebecca gives me WINGS.”
It was quite selfish. God forbid his daughters’ partners become abusive or if they decide not to settle down at all.
Crew’s tweets come days after Union seemed to clap back at Crews for disassociating himself from Union’s fight for more inclusion and cultural sensitivity on “America’s Got Talent”. Union reportedly left the show because of incidents she listed as being racist towards Asian people and Black people.
When Crews went on “3rd Hour of Today” to talk about Union’s reported experience, he said, “First of all, I can’t speak for sexism because I’m not a woman, but I can speak on behalf of any racism comments.” He continued, “That was never my experience … in fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.”
“I have to say this, too. When you look at what the allegations were about, it was given by an unnamed source. My thing is — it’s funny because I believe you should listen to women, you should always believe women, so I asked my wife what I should do,” he said. “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?”
Union seemed to be responding to Crews with a series of tweets on Friday. “Truth telling, wanting change & having MULTIPLE witnesses who bravely came forward to let EVERYONE know I didn’t lie or exaggerate, really exposes those who enthusiastically will throw you under the bus, forgetting quickly who stepped up 4 THEIR truth,” she wrote. ”
She continued, “Why anyone would gleefully get up on TV and tell lies that NO ONE disputed… But we already know.”
She ended with, “Maaaaaan… We all agreed to let the investigation be completed before speaking but if we doing this… ohhhhh baby let’s gooooooooooo!”
Union met with NBC about more inclusion and the racially insensitive allegations recently, so more info could come out in the near future once investigations and talks are finished.
Until then, you can check out some of the draggings Terry Crews received in the tweets below.
i was proud to stand in solidarity with you when you bravely shared your story as a survivor. i didn’t do it to “please” you. it was the right thing to do. doing the right thing, isn’t about anyone else’s feelings. it’s about being true to your morals, especially when it’s hard— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) January 27, 2020
Terry Crews when his daughters need support... https://t.co/FdWhQkOc2n— A Trinity (@princessalaafia) January 28, 2020
Nobody:— DON (@Janvison) January 28, 2020
Terry Crews to women that aren’t his wife: pic.twitter.com/ogBmEnyyMT
Terry Crews is evidence of what I said recently:— alternative hypothesis (@brendawambui) January 27, 2020
Whenever you fight for men, remember that when your time comes, men won’t fight for you.
Nothing good comes out of caping for men.
Terry Crews said fuck them kids https://t.co/8q7YoWW9NV— whomst’veatlantavegas (@Namastaywoke) January 27, 2020
The Terry Crews situation is another perfect example of how non-Black women love to relate to Black women like we’re their emotional support animals and then throw us under the bus at the next opportunity. It’s a twisted dynamic rooted in racism & slavery that needs to end.— usa is a failed state (@BreeNewsome) January 28, 2020
I hope Terry Crews made all the money he wanted to make because Black women will never support another project he’s attached to again. He blackballed himself.— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) January 27, 2020
I can’t believe Terry Crews is turning out to be his character from White Chicks— ToraShae (@BlackMajiik) January 27, 2020
Dude, After you were groped, folks were literally on here laughing at your ass, questioning your manhood & shaming you, but it was Black women, especially Gabrielle Union that were fighting for you. This is your response? Y’all are the fucking weakest links, I swear. Full clown pic.twitter.com/vXZ9eke8Bm— Kellee Nicole Terrell (@kelleent) January 27, 2020