AceShowbiz - Terry Crews has backtracked on his controversial comment. Days after coming under fire for refusing to stand up for Gabrielle Union amid the drama surrounding her firing from "America's Got Talent", the actor took to Twitter on Friday, January 31 to issue an apology to the actress and other black women who were hurt by his comment.
He started off by recalling something that he once told Kevin Hart, before admitting he needed to do the same thing. "I told @KevinHart4real a while ago, he needed 2 'acknowledge the pain of other people.' Right now I have to do the same thing. I want to apologize for the comments I made," he said on the app. "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."
Terry went on to assure that he supports black women, before once again apologizing for what he did. He said, "I spoke from my own personal point of without first taking into consideration someone else's experience." The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" star also admitted he deserves all the backlash he has been receiving and hopes that "I can amend any pain I have caused to those who were hurt by my words."
Lastly, he directly mentioned Gabrielle to let her know that "it was never my intention to invalidate your experience but that is what I did." He added, "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."
Calling the "Bring It On" star a "role model to the entire black community," Terry concluded, "In my desire to be professionally neutral as your co-worker, I should have at the very least understood you just needed my support. Sincerely, Terry Crews."
Terry first sparked outrage when he addressed Gabrielle's exit on "3rd Hour of Today", opting out from defending the 47-year-old star despite her support for him when he opened up about his sexual assault ordeal in the past. The backlash only got worse when he tweeted, "There is only one woman one earth I have to please. 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."