Terry Crews caused a bit of a stir on Twitter after he posted that he has “only one woman [on] earth” to please, amid conversations surrounding his recent response to Gabrielle Union’s ouster as a judge on “America’s Got Talent.”
“There is only one woman [on] earth I have to please,” Crews wrote on Twitter Monday, before naming his wife, Rebecca King Crews. “Her name is Rebecca. Not my mother, my sister, my daughters or co-workers. I will let their husbands/ boyfriends/ partners take care of them.”
“Rebecca gives me WINGS,” he added.
When asked to address Union’s seemingly abrupt departure from “AGT,” and reports that Union had complained about a culture of racism on the show’s set prior to leaving, Crews firmly said, “That was never my experience on ‘America’s Got Talent.’”
Crews, Union and Julianne Hough all joined the show for its 14th season. In November, Variety reported that NBC would not be renewing contracts for Union and Hough for the 15th season of the show.
The actor reiterated his statements during his appearance on “Today,” adding that “AGT” 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,” he continued.
Crews also noted that his wife had previously advised him not to make any public statements about the allegations until Union does.
But Union has referenced the controversy on a number of occasions on Twitter, including last month, when she revealed she had a productive “lengthy 5-hour” meeting with representatives at NBC about the matter.
Many on Twitter perceived Crews’ tweet on Monday about pleasing “one woman” to be a rebuttal to criticism that he publicly disregarded Union’s experience as a Black woman.
A person listed as a representative for Crews did not immediately return a request for comment.
“Hair Love” writer and director Matthew A. Cherry responded to Crews’ tweet on Monday by sharing a clip of the actor’s appearance on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” from last year, in which Crews noted that Black women had overwhelmingly supported him after he publicly shared his story as a survivor of sexual assault.
“How soon we forget smh,” Cherry tweeted.
“The Real” co-host Amanda Seales said on Monday’s segment of the daytime talk show that she was “deeply bothered” by Crews’ statements on Union’s departure, adding, “It is so easy to support Black women.”
Other Twitter users weighed in on Crews’ Monday tweet: