Sometimes, callouts do not go the way you planned. One Twitter user accused Brooklyn 99 actor Terry Crews of being rude when she requested a photo with him—and he wasn’t having it.
“I think the spookiest thing that happened last night at Horror Nights was when Terry Crews RUDELY said ‘Uh Nooo’ when I asked for a picture,” wrote @_ericabrianne.
I think the spookiest thing that happened last night at Horror Nights was when Terry Crews RUDELY said “UH Nooo” when I asked for a picture
— Erica Contreras (@_ericabrianne) October 6, 2019
Crews and his family and hundreds of other Halloween enthusiasts were visiting Universal Studios Hollywood’s Horror Nights, which is a month-long celebration of all things spooky and cinematic.
Now, I don’t know about other places, but in New York, there’s an unspoken rule that you do not approach a celebrity for photos when they are with their family. Apparently, that’s what @_ericabrianne did to Crews—and he was not pleased. The 51-year-old father of five clapped back at the tweet.
“No the scariest thing I saw was you RUDELY PUSHING THROUGH MY KIDS LIKE A ZOMBIE to as for one,” he wrote.
No the scariest thing i saw was you RUDELY PUSHING THROUGH MY KIDS LIKE A ZOMBIE to ask for one https://t.co/4N98Y9nDo5
— terry crews (@terrycrews) October 7, 2019
Folks let Crews know they supported his Big Dad Energy.
Being a dad like a boss!!👍🏼
— Bradly Tucker (@TuckerBradly) October 7, 2019
Her: Terry Crews!? *tramples 3 children and a puppy* Take A PICTURE WITH ME.
— Kᴇɴɴᴇᴛʜ Wᴀʏɴᴇ (@Kennov8) October 7, 2019
If Terry Crews tells you off, it’s time for some serious soul-searching.
— upside down flag emoji (@jayhawk618) October 7, 2019
“Oh HELL NO. I don’t care how famous someone is or how badly you want to meet them, you do NOT do that to children. Also, he’s a person first as are his children. Show some damn respect,” said one user.
Oh HELL NO. I don’t care how famous someone is or how badly you want to meet them, you do NOT do that to children! Also, he’s a person first as are his children. Show some damn respect. @_ericabrianne owes you and your family a big apology.
— Trillian McMillian (@Guidetotheverse) October 7, 2019
Others observed that @_ericabrianne did not get the result she wanted by posting her tweet.
Mmmm howdy, this did not go how she thought it would. pic.twitter.com/przFjddzjU
— χ Gonna give it to ya~ (@JBoogieG) October 7, 2019
Later, @_ericabrianne posted a follow-up tweet that read, “This just proves people on social media will defend someone just because they’re a celebrity. The fact that he is accusing me of pushing his children to ask for a picture is not okay, that’s a lie because I would never. The amount of negative replies and DMs I’ve received over this tweet is absurd. I didn’t tweet this to how some people said, ‘call out’ Terry, if I really wanted to I would’ve just ‘@’ him.”
— Erica Contreras (@_ericabrianne) October 7, 2019
However, people were still not having her story.
If you didn’t want to call him out, then why’d you call him out?
— Brett Fraser (@BrettFraser) October 7, 2019
The moral? Leave celebrities and their kids alone.