In case you missed it, Gabrielle was one of Terry’s most vocal supporters after he revealed he had been sexually assaulted by a Hollywood bigwig. As a matter of fact, Crews revealed that Black women were the ones who believed and spoke up for him.
Unfortunately, when it was time to return the advocacy — Terry failed the actress by speaking on his personal experience at America’s Got Talent where he claims he’s had no experience with discrimination of any kind.
Many people understood that Crews was only speaking on his experience but felt that he could have shown more sensitivity to Union’s situation.
Gabrielle recently spoke on not only the lack of empathy she received from her peer but also his recent smear campaign about the reawakened Black Lives Matter movement.
This will be my 3rd public apology to Gabrielle Union. If a 4th is needed, I will continue to apologize and push for reconciliation between the world, and more importantly, the culture I grew up in.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) August 1, 2020
‘I think Terry is showing us who he is, and what he does during times of adversity, and it’s not solidarity,’ she explained on Jemele Hill’s podcast.
Terry caught wind of her comments and took to Twitter to apologize again.
‘This will be my 3rd public apology to Gabrielle Union. If a 4th is needed, I will continue to apologize and push for reconciliation between the world, and more importantly, the culture I grew up in.’
He ended it by saying he was sorry.
This comes after his January statement where he wrote: ‘@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.’
And in June when he said: ‘It is in this light I want to make further amends with Black women, and in particular @itsgabrielleu for not recognizing the privilege I have – especially in the workplace- and adding this fact to my earlier apology.’
It also comes after his thoughts on the possibility of creating Black supremacy — something that logistically cannot happen in a country that has a far smaller population of Black people than white.