Terry Crews did not shy away from the fact that black women were his biggest supporters when he revealed he was sexually assaulted by a Hollywood bigwig. He betrayed his group of champions when he not only spoke highly of America’s Got Talent in light of Gabrielle Union’s claims but also doubled down on his statement when he said he only had to please his wife.
Nick Cannon, who had his own troubles with the show, resonated with fans who felt a way about Crews’ reaction. Terry could have spoken about his experience while still supporting his peer.
Cannon told Vlad TV: ‘Gabby’s my girl. I’ve been standing firmly with her and support whatever she needs. Whatever she said, if it happened, I’m rocking with you. Let’s go.’
He even went as far as to reference Terry’s groping claims.
Someone please take @terrycrews phone.
— DWade (@DwyaneWade) February 1, 2020
‘I stood firmly by him when my former agent accosted him and people thought it was funny. We all thought it was funny, because the situation was so hard to believe that sometimes it can appear to be humorous. But the idea was it didn’t matter if it was funny. We stood by you because you said this was an issue. We didn’t see Adam Venit grab your genitalia, but you said it happened so we rocked with you.’
This was before Terry recently apologized for the way he handled the situation in a series of tweets: ‘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. 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.’
The sorry is seemingly too little too late for the general public and even Dwyane Wade tweeted a viral response.