Nathan Congleton/NBCAmerica’s Got Talent host Terry Crews has apparently had a change of heart.
In a series of tweets Friday, Crews apologized to Union over comments he made in defense of AGT’s “diverse” work environment, and for his lack of support of Union, who was fired from AGT following her claims of a toxic work culture.
“I told @KevinHart4real a while ago, he needed 2 “acknowledge the pain of other people.” Right now I have to do the same thing,” Crew tweeted. “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,” Crews continued. “I spoke from my own personal point of view without first taking into consideration someone else’s experience.”
Crews then explained what triggered his harsh response.
“I allowed disrespectful comments directed at me and my family to cause me to react angrily instead of responding thoughtfully,” he wrote. “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.”
Tagging Union, Crews then offered a direct apology.
“I want you to know it was never my intention to invalidate your experience — but that is what I did. I apologize,” he wrote. “You have been through a lot in this business, and with that I empathize with the struggle toward fairness and equality in the workplace.
Crews concluded by calling Union a “role model to the entire black community,” adding, “I should have at the very least understood you just needed my support.”
As of late Friday afternoon, Union had yet to publicly respond to Crews.
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