“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews is facing the fi-re of social media again on Tuesday, after sending out another contr-oversial tweet about the Bl-ack Lives Matter movement.”If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister,” he wrote. “I have family of every ra-ce, cre-ed and ideology.”
He then added, “We must ensure #bla-cklivesmatter doesn’t mo-rph into #bla-cklivesbetter.”
His comments echo tweets he sent out earlier this month in which he claimed, “Defe-ating White suprem-acy without White people creates Bla-ck suprem-acy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together.” His comments spa-rked backla-sh then as well.
Actress Holly Robinson Peete was among the many who called out Crews’ remarks this time around.
“Terry we trying to ‘matter’ and get to ‘equal’ and you are worried about better??” she replied to his post. She also re-tweeted it, adding, “Another sleepless night thinking about #ElijahMcClain and I woke up worrying about how to prevent my sweet special son from meeting a similar fa-te and you woke up worried about *checks tweet again*…#bla-cklivesBETTER??”
“We are aiming for equal! going back to sleep,” she added.Amanda Seales, former cohost of “The Real,” said Crews’ words were “unintellectual and irresponsible.” She added, “You are developing into an ene-my of the people. Ign-orance will be your downfall.”
Soledad O’Brien retweeted his post and added a simple, “Whew. This man… just… wow.”Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonvi-olent Social Change, told Crews “we’re so far from that bridge.”
“#Bla-ckLivesMatter is, in part, a rallying cr-y and a prote-st slogan to galv-anize people into doing the justice work needed to derail the loss, dehu-manization and destr-uction of Bl-ack lives that raci-sm ca-uses,” she added.”Justice is not a competition.”
Journalist and CNN commentator Keith Boykin tweeted, “In 1883, the Supreme Court clai-med that a Civil Rights Act would make Bla-ck people “the special favorite of the laws.” In 2020, Terry Crews wa-rned that #Bla-ckLivesMatter will mo-rph into #bla-cklivesbetter. Demanding Bla-ck equality is not Blac-k supr-emacy.”
Crews hasn’t responded to any of the backla-sh yet. Last time, he replied to comedian Godfrey, who crit-icized his words by saying “Bla-ck pride isn’t an-ti white.”
“I agree. I’m not discussing white people here,” Crews responded. “There are ‘ga-tekeepers of Bla-ckness’ within our own community who decide who’s Bla-ck and who’s not. I have often been called out for not being ‘Bla-ck enough.’ How can that be?”
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