Terry Crews’ Response to 50 Cent Mocking Him on Instagram Is Perfect
After 50 Cent mocked Terry Crews for speaking out about being a victim of sexual assault, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine star responded in the best possible way.
When TMZ caught up with Crews and asked him for his response to what 50 Cent said, he decided to take the high road. Rather than shooting back with insults, he actually complimented the man who mocked him.
“Well, I love 50 Cent,” Crews said. “I listen to his music while I’m working out. That’s the deal. I love him.”
50 Cent posted a horrible meme of Crews and took a jab at him for getting sexually assaulted by a Hollywood agent. He wrote, “LOL,What the f*ck is going on out here man? Terry: I froze in fear. they would have had to take me to jail. get the strap.”
— destiney bleu (@destineybleu) June 26, 2018
TMZ asked Crews whether what 50 Cent said is a fair comment, and Crews responded, “Well, first of all, I proved that size doesn’t matter when it comes to sexual assault.”
This, in fact, is a big reason Crews decided to speak out about his story of being sexually assaulted by a Hollywood agent, Adam Venit, at a party in 2016. He says he didn’t take action at the time out of fear of being ostracized, but he came forward back in October 2017 in the wake of the allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Crews said in his statement before Congress this week:
“This past year, we have seen powerful men in Hollywood and elsewhere finally held accountable for sexual harassment and assault. We also saw the backlash survivors faced after coming forward. I wanted these survivors to know that I believed them, I supported them, and that this happened to me too. This encouraged me to come forward with my own experience and reflect on the cult of toxic masculinity that exists in our society.”
After sharing his story about a Hollywood agent grabbing his genitals at a party, Crews also spoke about the reaction he received upon coming forward. He said:
“As I shared my story, I was told over and over that this was not abuse, that this was just a joke, that this was just horseplay. But I can say that one man’s horseplay is another man’s humiliation. And I chose to tell my story and share my experience to stand in solidarity with millions of other survivors in the world, that I know how hard it is to come forward, that I know the shame associated with assault…I am not a small or insecure man, but in that moment, and in the time following, I’ve never felt more emasculated.”
As you would imagine, 50 Cent faced significant backlash online for his Instagram post, with people noting that comments like his are exactly why victims of sexual assault often do not come forward.
Russell Simmons also liked this post from 50 Cent and commented on it with the crying laughing emoji, according to The Daily Mail, which is not a great look especially considering he has been accused of sexual harassment and rape by multiple women.
50 Cent ended up deleting his Instagram post, but at this time, he hasn’t issued any sort of apology, nor has Russell Simmons.
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