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Gabrielle Union recalls being threatened by Neo-Nazis after visiting Croatian bar back in 2019

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Gabrielle Union recalls being threatened by Neo-Nazis after visiting Croatian bar back in 2019

L.A.’s Finest producer-star Gabrielle Union just revealed a ‘heartbreaking and terrifying’ racist encounter she experienced while visiting the Republic of Croatia back in June 2019.

The Nebraska-born 47-year-old was in Dubrovnik promoting her Spectrum series alongside castmate Jessica Alba during the New Europe Market at the Palace Hotel.

At the time, Gabrielle gushed about Croatia to Dnevnik.hr: ‘Beautiful! Absolutely stunning country, amazing food, beautiful people! Also, I’m a huge Game of Thrones fan, so to walk around King’s Landing made my “fangirl” go nuts. But it was beautiful!’  

Nightmare: L.A.'s Finest producer-star Gabrielle Union just revealed a 'heartbreaking and terrifying' racist encounter she experienced while visiting the Republic of Croatia back in June 2019 (pictured in 2019)

Nightmare: L.A.'s Finest producer-star Gabrielle Union just revealed a 'heartbreaking and terrifying' racist encounter she experienced while visiting the Republic of Croatia back in June 2019 (pictured in 2019)

Nightmare: L.A.’s Finest producer-star Gabrielle Union just revealed a ‘heartbreaking and terrifying’ racist encounter she experienced while visiting the Republic of Croatia back in June 2019 (pictured in 2019)

But it all took a dark turn when Union and her glam squad – hairstylist Larry Sims, stylist Thomas Christos Kikis, and make-up artist Malika James – decided to visit a local bar featuring ‘Jim Crow memorabilia and Neo-Nazi patrons.’

The Flawless co-founder said the menacing group followed them down the street when they left what she had initially believed was a gay bar.

‘I’ve never experienced that level of hatred and the threat of physical violence,’ Gabrielle told People on Tuesday.

‘It was such a jolt. And the fear and adrenaline of what happened left us all numb.’  

Yikes! But it all took a dark turn when Union and her glam squad (from L-R, pictured in 2019) - hairstylist Larry Sims, stylist Thomas Christos Kikis, and make-up artist Malika James - decided to visit a local bar featuring 'Jim Crow memorabilia and Neo-Nazi patrons'

Yikes! But it all took a dark turn when Union and her glam squad (from L-R, pictured in 2019) - hairstylist Larry Sims, stylist Thomas Christos Kikis, and make-up artist Malika James - decided to visit a local bar featuring 'Jim Crow memorabilia and Neo-Nazi patrons'

Yikes! But it all took a dark turn when Union and her glam squad (from L-R, pictured in 2019) – hairstylist Larry Sims, stylist Thomas Christos Kikis, and make-up artist Malika James – decided to visit a local bar featuring ‘Jim Crow memorabilia and Neo-Nazi patrons’

Chased: The Flawless co-founder said the menacing group followed them down the street when they left what she had initially believed was a gay bar (posted Tuesday)

Chased: The Flawless co-founder said the menacing group followed them down the street when they left what she had initially believed was a gay bar (posted Tuesday)

Chased: The Flawless co-founder said the menacing group followed them down the street when they left what she had initially believed was a gay bar (posted Tuesday)

Gabrielle told People on Tuesday: 'I've never experienced that level of hatred and the threat of physical violence. It was such a jolt. And the fear and adrenaline of what happened left us all numb' (posted Tuesday)

Gabrielle told People on Tuesday: 'I've never experienced that level of hatred and the threat of physical violence. It was such a jolt. And the fear and adrenaline of what happened left us all numb' (posted Tuesday)

Gabrielle told People on Tuesday: ‘I’ve never experienced that level of hatred and the threat of physical violence. It was such a jolt. And the fear and adrenaline of what happened left us all numb’ (posted Tuesday)

Union continued: ‘There are microaggressions and there are all out assaults. That’s what it is to be a person of color in this country. We think we’re post racial but we’re not. And that is beyond disappointing.

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‘I don’t think people understand the violence that comes with racism, whether it’s if you’re being chased or you’re having to watch someone wear blackface to collect a paycheck. It’s violent.’

The UCLA grad recounts the story in detail in her $22.39 256-page second memoir You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories, which dropped Tuesday.

Gabrielle kicked off her nine-date You Got Anything Stronger book tour on Tuesday night with a reading and Q&A at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn.

Dropped Tuesday! Union recalls the story in detail in her $22.39 256-page second memoir You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories

Dropped Tuesday! Union recalls the story in detail in her $22.39 256-page second memoir You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories

Dropped Tuesday! Union recalls the story in detail in her $22.39 256-page second memoir You Got Anything Stronger?: Stories

Headed to the venue! The UCLA grad kicked off her nine-date You Got Anything Stronger book tour on Tuesday night with a reading and Q&A at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn

Headed to the venue! The UCLA grad kicked off her nine-date You Got Anything Stronger book tour on Tuesday night with a reading and Q&A at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn

Headed to the venue! The UCLA grad kicked off her nine-date You Got Anything Stronger book tour on Tuesday night with a reading and Q&A at the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn

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