AceShowbiz - Terry Crews responded to Gabrielle Union's departure from "America's Got Talent" amid rumors that she was fired for speaking against racism and sexism on the show. Without mentioning the drama, the male host simply bid farewell to the former judge.
"You're the best, Gabrielle! You will be missed!" Terry wrote in response to Gabby's message that read, "So many tears, so much gratitude. THANK YOU! Just when you feel lost, adrift, alone... you got me up off the ground. Humbled and thankful, forever [love]."
The former NFL player was soon put on blast for failing to support fellow black artist. He was described as "pathetic," "lame," "sad," and "weak," and also called "trash" and "garbage." One wrote, "Stand up for your sister!!! I'm disappointed...you're one of my fave actors...don't let a paycheck keep you from what's right." Another commented, "Sir, this tweet reads like you're responding to a positive send-off. This ain't the move."
Some others referred to Terry's ordeal in 2017 when he opened up on getting sexually harassed by Hollywood high-level executive Adam Venit and Gabby readily and publicly supported him. "Terry Crews is a stand-up guy. Literally one of the nicest people in our industry. He is honest, kind, & true professional. I believe him & stand by him," she tweeted back then.
"She had your back and yet you can't have hers?" one commented. "This is disappointing Terry. She stood up for you when you needed it and this is how you repay her?" another wrote. Other comments: "Woooooooow so you just REFUSE to have her back?" "@itsgabrielleu rode so hard for him. Yet he stands up for problematic Gina."
"Come on Terry, you know this ain't right. Gabby spoke out and potentially damaged some of her own professional relationship to support you when you wanted, desired support and all you can say is tantamount to 'sorry, sucks to be you?' "
Although Gabrielle Union received lack of support from Terry Crews, she got a lot of love from other celebrities. The likes of Debra Messing, Ellen Pompeo, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ariana Grande were among her supporters.