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.