Monday, January 25, 2021

Terry Crews Triggered by BLM Movement, Fears Blacks Will Think Themselves ‘Better’ Than Whites

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Rebecca & Terry Crews (Getty)

*Terry Crews is officially cancelled and Black Twitter has filed him under: C for “Coon” after he, once again, slammed the Black Lives Matter movement for being… well, pro-Black.

“If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology,” Crews tweeted Tuesday morning. “We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter.”

As you can imagine, the tweet sparked a flurry of responses from Terry’s fans, Twitter followers and even Martin Luther King Jr.’s youngest daughter, Bernice King, who said, “Justice is not a competition.”

“We’re so far from that bridge, Terry. #BlackLivesMatter is, in part, a rallying cry and a protest slogan to galvanize people into doing the justice work needed to derail the deaths, dehumanization and destruction of Black lives that racism causes,” she tweeted.

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Michael Harriot of The Root, wrote:

“Black people: We’re starving!

Terry Crews: But what about those who have more than enough food? We must ensure their bellies remain full!”

Harriot added: “Say what you will about @terrycrews but you have to admire his dedication to centering whiteness. Ok… Maybe you don’t HAVE TO.”

Another Twitter user wrote, “I think you’re missing the point of Terry’s Tweet. Probably on purpose because it doesn’t match your own narrative.”

Some might say that Terry’s nonsensical ramblings are typical of the type of Black male who is not married to a Black woman.

Bishop Talbert Swan noted, “Only a buck broken Black man would tell you “don’t let #BlackLivesMatter morph into Black Lives Better,” he wrote. “We’re out here dying in the streets, fighting for justice, and you’re lecturing us on the quality of wypipo, like we’re the ones who need that lesson.”

In a separate tweet he wrote, “What is #BlackLivesBetter Terry? Who is out here saying that? Because Black people want to live, not be shot on the streets like animals, and be treated fairly, means we think we’re better?”

Crews previously caught major heat for saying, “Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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