Two weeks after exchanging words with Terry Crews over how he handled being harassed by film executive Adam Venit, D.L. Hughley hopes the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor is willing to discuss his #MeToo experience on new late-night series, The D.L. Hughley Show.
The comedian’s new show will launch next month on TVOne. When asked who he’d like as his first guest, the stand-up replied without hesitation, “Terry Crews,” reports Deadline.
“He’s a very big guy and I grew up a small guy. If you let someone do things to you, they keep doing it,” he said. Hughley also found problem with the #MeToo movement rallying behind Crews being “groped” while ignoring, race relations.
“I felt it was disingenuous of all those people from the #MeToo movement. Would they do that if he was beaten by police?”
Crews recently took issue with comedian Hughley’s assertion that the former athlete is too strong to allow a man to touch him inappropriately.
“I think it’s hard for me to think that a dude with all those muscles can’t tell an agent to not touch his ass … I don’t understand it,” Hughley said during an interview with VladTV. “I think that now everybody’s so into this notion that everybody’s like, ‘It happened to me, too.’ Aye motherf*cka, God gave you muscles so you can say, ‘No,’ and mean it.”
This led to a Twitter exchange between the two, ending with Crews asking Hughley, “should I slap the sh*t out of you?” View the exchange below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.