Terry Crews has apologized for not supporting Gabrielle Union when she left ‘America’s Got Talent’.
The 47-year-old actress left the show’s judging panel last year and subsequently slammed the “racist and misogynistic conduct” she allegedly witnessed on set, prompting the host to insist her accounts had “never” been his experience and praising the program for being the “most diverse place” he’d ever worked.
But now, Terry has admitted he was the “wrong guy to ask” about the show because he “loves” it so much and he should have recognized his own “male privilege”.
He told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “I had to understand that I’m looking at this thing from a lens of male privilege.
“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.’ “
Terry, 51, previously praised ‘AGT’ for its diversity.
He said: “It was the most diverse place I have ever been in my 20 years of entertainment.
“The top 10 acts were Asian, women, older, younger, Black, white — it was everything in the gamut.”
Gabrielle has filed a complaint about “toxic” behavior on set during her time as a judge on the show, which she quit after just one season because of the alleged racial bias and discrimination she faced.