Much has been said about the anonymity of the Internet making it much easier for us to insult people. Not much has been said about what to do when that anonymity is removed, and you’re met face to face with the 6-foot-3 former NFL star you poked a bit of fun at the week before. That’s why I’m relieved it was VH1 News’ Kate Spencer, not me, who met Terry Crews on the red carpet at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards last night, along with the rest of the cast of Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Because, it turns out, Crews was fully aware that we named him one of last week’s worst-dressed stars.
“You guys had me as ‘worst-dressed’ the other day!” he told Kate, jokingly daring her: “Now say it to my face!”
Kate handled the situation with aplomb — luckily she was able to claim ignorance of the list I made, and of the fact that our own Meghan O’Keefe was adding him to the Golden Globes worst-dressed list at that very moment — for his second blue tux in a week. Also, it seems Crews has the absolute best attitude about fashion.
“I’m all in it! I’m competing with all these little white women; I gotta come WITH it,” he said. “I come for real. You know, I actually like the controversy, because I take those risks, and I go, and I say, ‘Damn it, they mentioned me! This is good.’ ”
We hope, Terry, you also took note of the fact that we named you one of the 20 hottest actors of last fall’s new TV shows. Also, we’re really happy you guys won the Globe for Best Comedy Series. See? We’re not all about the haterade!