Gabrielle Union Claps Back at Terry Crews After He Threw Her Under the Bus by Saying He Never Witnessed Racism on “AGT” Set

Gabrielle Union is not too happy with Terry Crews at the moment. In fact, she feels her former America’s Got Talent colleague just threw her under the bus. In a series of tweets on Friday (Jan. 24), the actress seemingly responded to Crews’ recent comments in which he contradicted her allegations of racial insensitivity behind the scenes on the reality competition show. She wrote in part:
“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.”

Union’s tweets come one day after Crews defended his experience on AGT in multiple interviews, even going as far as to say that the competition show has the most diversity he’s seen on a set in his career. “I can’t speak for sexism because I’m not a woman, but I can speak on behalf of any racism comments,” he said on the Today show. “That was never my experience … in fact, it was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.” “When they talk about diversity, there was every bit of diversity on set, everywhere. I have never been in a more diverse place in 20 years of entertainment, so what can I say?” Crews added in a separate interview with Us Weekly. In her indirect response on Friday, Union maintains that the diversity was lacking behind the camera. Because the initial November 2019 report of a toxic environment on the set of AGT involving racism and sexism had unnamed sources speaking on behalf of Union, Crews also explained his hesitation to offer support. “When you look at what the allegations were about, it was given by an unnamed source…So I asked my wife what I should do. 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?” he said on Today. The report Crews referenced actually had multiple unnamed sources, not just one, which Union made note of in her tweets. When it was announced that Union and Julianne Hough had not been asked to return as judges on America’s Got Talent, sources revealed that Union had repeatedly expressed concerns of a racist and sexist working environment and that speaking up had contributed to her firing. Union had been told that her hairstyles were “too black” for audiences, Jay Leno made a racist joke while on set, and Union and Hough received “excessive notes” regarding their appearance. Union was especially disappointed in Crews’ lack of public support given that she publicly supported him after revealing his own #MeToo experience of being groped by a male agent. Crews was one of the first men to come forward about being sexually harassed in the entertainment industry and was saddened that many of his peers did not stand by him as he shared his experience and took legal action. Crews also became a trending topic on Twitter due to his comments contradicting Union and not offering the same support she offered him. “Terry Crews received so much love and support from Black women. It’s bullshit the way he is tap dancing and throwing Gabrielle Union under the bus,” one user tweeted. Gabrielle Union Claps Back at Terry Crews After He Threw Her Under the Bus by Saying He Never Witnessed Racism on “AGT” Set is a post from: Gossip On This - Pop Culture, News & Videos

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