Brooklyn 99 is one of the best shows on American TV right now, and in addition to being fucking hilarious, it’s also incredibly diverse. Women get as much screen time as men, the boss is a gay black man (married to Sparks Nevada, dreamy), and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a lazy joke based on stereotypes in the show.
Terry Crews plays a thoughtful, sensitive family man, despite being a hulking ex-football player. I’ve loved Crews for a long time, because he seems to have an awesome sense of humor and he seems to be very well-balanced (did you know he’s a talented artist?).
For instance, here’s what he did at the premiere for The Expendables 2:
Today, he did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. When someone asked him how he feels about the new all-woman Ghostbusters reboot starring his Drunk History costar Kristin Wiig, Crews responded:
OH! I LOVE KRISTEN! And you know what? First of all, as a card-carrying feminist, I am a BIG feminist, anytime I see women being stars – the stars that they should be, and being featured, and being highlighted, it makes my heart happy.
Because it’s long overdue. Women are great, and funny, and amazing, and smarter than men – for real! – and it’s a reboot that needs to happen. There are SO many good things about that, what can I say? It’s going to be a HIT. And GO LADIES! I’m with you! I can’t wait to make the premiere!
Excuse me, I’ll be over here sighing and watching this gif.
(EDIT: I should mention that I don’t agree with him that women are smarter than men. But the rest is great.)