Actor Terry Crews Tweets: “We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter” — Receives furious responses
Tweets about equality, is lambasted for worrying about making “white people comfortable.”
Tuesday, Actor Terry Crews (of Idiocracy fame, among others) tweeted, “If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter.”
If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 30, 2020
The responses were… rough. Lots of Malcom X references.
Terry. what in the actual hell? this is the very definition of a strawman argument. why would you suggest a movement created to advocate for the prosecution of cops/citizens responsible for racially motivated killings could some how morph into “we’re better” pic.twitter.com/VmPbHiryAe
— Franchesca Ramsey (@chescaleigh) June 30, 2020
Black, wealthy celebrities are NOT our civil rights leaders.
Let me repeat that again.
BLACK, WEALTHY, CELEBRITIES ARE NOT OUR CIVIL RIGHTS LEADERS
— Digigod Gamer ?? ? ?✊? #snydercut 8 days (@digigodgamer1) June 30, 2020
How much? What’s the number? I just need to know the price.
— Karen Hunter (@karenhunter) June 30, 2020
Almost as if the values white people developed and represent, in large part, are beneficial and attractive to people around world. Though I suppose America is a destination for virtually every ethnicity because people actively seek out oppression and inequality.
— exurban (@hormetictaste) June 30, 2020
Dr. Blackstock I am convinced we are seeing the results of internalized racism and self-loathing unfold on our screens.
— Allie Lindo | #BlackLivesMatter (@AllieLindo) June 30, 2020
Terry, what's going on, man? I know you're better than this, and Twitter isn't the space for the conversation. Holler at me. Inbox me. I'm concerned, brother. Blacklivesmatter isn't supremacy: it's common righteous sense. It's respect. it's love.
— Cheo Hodari Coker (@cheo_coker) June 30, 2020
The last sentence was intentional. Crews is trying to split the difference between his people and the money he's beholden to.
This is why Black people should never practice slave religions.
— Darryl Zero (@DarrylEhm) June 30, 2020
He's so concerned with white people feeling comfortable.
— Ucheoma Cynthia Ojiegbe (@Cynthia_Ojiegbe) June 30, 2020
Its actually embarrassing how intent you are at undermining people who are fighting for their humanity to be viewed EQUALLY.
Nobody is taking it there except you & those uncomfortable with having to address the elephant in the room. I implore you please do better, this ain't it.
— ♛J.R ? (@Dibwe2) June 30, 2020
There are Asian Americans who hate their own community and worship white people too. Guess white supremacy cuts across all races, creeds, and ideologies.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 30, 2020
Black lives haven’t mattered for some 400+ years.
Uprisings over less than four months won’t somehow change the tied.
— Adrienne Lawrence (@AdrienneLaw) June 30, 2020
— Bud Bundy (@ZOMBIEJuicee) June 30, 2020
If assimilated was a person: pic.twitter.com/PRYsmUGVQv
— Marley K (@MarleyK20) June 30, 2020
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