Terry Crews slammed for preaching unity for all races and saying BLM should not turn into ‘black lives better’
The star of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ tweeted on Tuesday that he considers every “child of God” his “brother and sister,” regardless of their race, religion or ideology. “We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter,” the African-American star added.
Crews’ call for BLM activists not to weigh black people’s wellbeing over everybody else’s gathered very mixed responses on social media.
It certainly did not sit well with the woke and pro-protester brigade, who saw it as a frivolous rejection of the existing racial “gaps in income, education and technology.” Crews was even chided for “living in an imaginary world where no one sees color.”
Terry Crews lives in an imaginary world where no one sees color and we all dance under an imaginary rainbow singing Kirk Franklin and praising God.— ZÉ TAYLOR (@FATHERBONNET) June 30, 2020
Some even took the view that Crews is now ‘culturally white’ for having posted the tweet.
terry crews thought white chicks was a documentary— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) June 30, 2020
Terry Crews, on a day that ends in “Y”: pic.twitter.com/FhPhilDm7R— DemocratsOfWakanda (@KirkWrites79) June 30, 2020
Others, meanwhile, welcomed the actor for actually “stating what should be common sense.”
A lot of truth here from Terry Crews, who is now being canceled for stating what should be common sense. Everyone deserves equal rights, equal opportunities, and equal treatment under the law. https://t.co/ht4VrJo8ow— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 30, 2020
It’s unclear what specifically prompted Crews’ tweet and whether he was referring to any particular actions by the BLM movement. The widespread anti-racism protests have resulted in many monuments being defaced or illegally torn down, as well as amplifying calls to defund the police, and leading to a spate of commentators being deplatformed for not being politically correct.
The BLM tweet is not the first time Crews has sparked a furore online. Last year, the actor was accused of homophobia after tweeting that children without “maternal AND paternal love” were “severely malnourished.”Also on rt.com Single-parent kids aren’t ‘malnourished’ but if we don’t need both mum and dad, why have families?
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