‘Black supremacy’ antagonist Terry Crews is now going on record to admit his initial reaction to Gabrielle Union‘s ‘America’s Got Talent’ discrimination claims was ‘wrong'(as we reported here).
Taking to our friends at ‘ET’ recently, the actor-comedian spoke openly about why he regretted not supporting Union when she spoke out about her negative experience as a judge on the NBC reality competition show – an experience she that not only led to her exit but that she also branded ‘toxic.’
At the top of the year, Crews said he felt Union’s ordeal was uncommon given the diversity of the show.
“It was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment,” he told the ‘Today Show.‘ “The top 10 acts were Asian, women, older, younger, Black, white — it was everything in the gamut.”
Now, he’s singing a somewhat different tune.
“I had to understand that I’m looking at this thing from a lens of male privilege,” he explains. “Where men and women are treated differently on sets. When you’re wrong, you’ve got to just say, ‘Hey, I apologize, I’m sorry. Let me get back in here, and let’s do this right.'”
See the interview in full above.