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Terry Crews apologizes to Gabrielle Union for defending “America’s Got Talent”

Terry Crews has issued an apology to Gabrielle Union for defending “America’s Got Talent.”

Terry Crews and Gabrielle Union Instagram // @terrycrews and @gabunion

Terry Crews has had a change of heart about the way he handled things when it came to his comments about Gabrielle Union’s racism and sexism claims against “America’s Got Talent.”

The “America’s Got Talent” host has issued an apology to Union on Twitter.

He tweeted, “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. 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.”

“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,” he continued. “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.”

He then spoke to Union directly on Twitter by adding her social media handle in his tweets. Crews says that he should’ve understood that she needed his support.

“@itsgabrielleu, 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 continued. “@itsgabrielleu You are a role model to the entire black community and 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.”

Crews has been receiving major backlash since his interview on the “Today” show where he said that he never experienced racism on “America’s Got Talent.”

Union was subsequently let go from her job as a host on “America’s Got Talent” after she expressed concerns of racism and sexism to the show’s executives.

Union also stood in solidarity with Crews after he was sexually assaulted by Hollywood executive.

Check out Crews’ tweets below.

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