There are many reasons why it’s great that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is returning for another season (Married Jake and Amy! Captain Holt’s delivery! CHEDDAR!), and one of those is definitely Terry Crews’ delightful performance as Sargent Terry Jeffords. This hulking gem of a man loves his family, yogurt, and love itself, and it would have been a damn shame to lose such a beacon of positive masculinity in a morass of toxicity.
Crews was a guest on The Daily Show to promote his role in Deadpool 2, and he used his appearance to champion the #MeToo movement and further explain his own sexual harassment experience.
When asked why it was so important to him to share his own experiences, Crews was quick to turn the focus back to the women who have long been speaking out.
“Women have been talking about this for thousands of years, like ‘help us, help us,’ and men have turned off. It’s one of those things where they’ve stopped listening. What I’ve discovered was, when my story broke, it allowed people to see the times their lines got stepped on — you get tricked into thinking it’s part of the job… success is the warmest place to hide… successful people know that they can get away with this, it’s a qualifier for sexual assault.”
Listen up, gentlemen: This is how to be an ally.