Actor Terry Crews and comedian D.L. Hughley traded barbs in a heated Twitter exchange over Crews' response to his alleged sexual assault.
The heated back-and-forth stemmed from an interview Hughley had with Vlad TV about Crews' sexual assault allegations. Last year, the New York Times best-selling author found it hard to believe the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor, “a dude with all those muscles,” couldn’t stop Hollywood agent Adam Venit from touching him.
Crews decided to confront Hughley Sunday over the incendiary remarks in a string of tweets.
But now you are an example of when comedy turns to sarcasm and cynicism. And you find it extremely easy to get jokes at someone else expense. You mock my success, but all I ever did was support you.— terry crews (@terrycrews) January 27, 2019
You @50cent @unclerush and @tariqnasheed have decided my sexual assault was hilarious, whereas there are a whole generation of black women and men who don’t think it’s funny.— terry crews (@terrycrews) January 27, 2019
ABUSERS PROTECT ABUSERS but they MOCK SURVIVORS as well.
When you see me, keep it moving.
Since coming forward with his story nearly two years ago, the former NFL player said his biggest supporters are Black women. Hughley is not alone in his criticism. Other critics have repeatedly attacked him for not responding in a way they perceive a man of his stature should have.
The longtime comedian continued to make light of Crews' situation feigning surprise that he saw the Vlad interview.
You saw the video!— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) January 27, 2019
No matter how many times the actor explained his reasoning behind the measured response after being sexually assaulted, Hughley recommended Crews slap the "s**t outa him [sic]."
That’s different than slapping the shit outa him— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) January 27, 2019
A clearly frustrated Crews offered to take Hughley's advice.
So sir...— terry crews (@terrycrews) January 27, 2019
If you truly feel that is a correct way to deal with toxic behavior...
Should I slap the shit out of you? https://t.co/GmePqluEIX
This isn't the only controversy Hughley has been in as of late. In November of last year, the 55-year-old recently traded verbal jabs with Pose actress Indya Moore over Kevin Hart's Oscars hosting debacle.
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