Terry Crews Faces Backlash Over Controversial "Black Supremacy" Tweet
Terry Crews is facing backlash after sparking some outrage in fans following a controversial Tweet. The Tweet was set out as a response to the current protests happening across the world in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Terry Crews gets slammed
Terry Crews may play a wholesome cop on Brooklyn Nine-Nine, but over the weekend the actor came under fire following a Tweet he sent out that was controversial, sending some fans into outrage.
The Tweet inferred that the protests breaking out across North America in support of the Black Lives Matter movement won't defeat white supremacy, and that creating a divide of the races will push for "Black supremacy".
The Tweet read, "Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together."
Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth.— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 7, 2020
Like it or not, we are all in this together.
The Tweet created an internet frenzy, and folks were quick to comment in response to the actor.
Amber Riley was among those who commented, saying that the Tweet was “counterproductive and unnecessary.”
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A lot of members of the Black community responded to the America's Got Talent host, and expressed their outrage, and for lack of a better term, annoyance at the Tweet.
Many claimed it shifted the conversation away from what was really important.
"I love you as a friend Brother Terry. But I disagree with you 100 %. No such thing as Black Supremacy. That is a tactic that racist whites use to counteract our rebellion to their horrific treatment of us. It's called gas lighting. Black pride isn't anti white," one user wrote back.
I agree. I'm not discussing white people here. there are "gatekeepers of Blackness" within our own community who decide who's Black and who's not. I have often been called out for not being "black enough". How can that be? https://t.co/Tt9Og866x6— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 8, 2020
Crews has also sparked controversy on Twitter for not defending costar Gabrielle Union in light of onset drama and racism allegations, but has since apologized and noted that he will try and be a better friend in the future.