Terry Crews had social media doing a collective eye roll when he tweeted about non-existent “Black supremacy.”
The White Chicks actor tweeted on June 7, “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.Like it or not, we are all in this together.— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 7, 2020
The tweet, which has over 44,000 retweets, was slammed for being tone-deaf and historically incorrect. In follow up tweets, the actor tried to explain himself by criticizing the “gatekeepers of Blackness” and that he’s been attacked for not being “Black enough.” RELATED: BET Calls For Action In George Floyd And Breonna Taylor Police KillingsHe then doubled down by tweeting, “Any Black person who calls me a coon or and Uncle Tom for promoting EQUALITY is a Black Supremist (sic), because they have determined who’s Black and who is not.”
Any Black person who calls me a coon or and Uncle Tom for promoting EQUALITY is a Black Supremist, because they have determined who’s Black and who is not.— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 8, 2020
Queen and Slim actress Jodie Turner-Smith had the best response, tweeting back at Crews, implying that he was a clown with a photo that read, “Did you get the nose? Did you get the horn? Is your car any smaller?”
Black Twitter also had thoughts.
“Y’all gonna stop dragging Terry Crews for his Black Supremacy tweet?”Black Twitter: pic.twitter.com/PdTavRixi2— Josiah Johnson (@KingJosiah54) June 8, 2020
Just so we’re clear:1: there is no such thing as BLACK SUPREMACY. Liberation from an oppressive system is not rooted in a desire to BECOME the oppressive system.— Amanda Seales ??✊? (@amandaseales) June 8, 2020
When u realize he wasn’t acting this is really him in real life. #TerryCrews pic.twitter.com/agPKqOe0Tg— Erica Diggs (@DiggsandCo) June 8, 2020
Terry Crews is so lost and it makes me really sad. He really needs so good Black Male friends around him. I say men specifically because Black Women shouldn’t have to do the work with a man they rid for but sent them tumbling under the bus.— Yewande Stan. ?????? (@RichieBrave) June 8, 2020
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