Gabrielle Union Slams Terry Crews Over ‘AGT’ and Black Lives Matter Remarks

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Gabrielle Union has aired out Terry Crews once again after he turned his back on her during her highly-publicized battle with “America’s Got Talent” and his recent comments about the Black Lives Matter movement.

“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 on the “Jemele Hill Is Unbothered” podcast. “I don’t know if that’s the motivation.”

At the peak of the Union’s battle with NBC and the popular primetime show, Crews said:

“I can’t speak for sexism, because I’m not a woman,” Crews said on the Today show in January. “But I can speak on behalf of any racism comments. That was never my experience on America’s Got Talent.” Crews went on to call the talent reality show, “the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.”

Union served up a scathing review of his betrayal.

“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 said. “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 since offered Union another apology.

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