Terry Crews is seemingly determined to undo all the goodwill shown his way since coming out as a victim of sexual harassment. After already getting collected by Black Twitter for trying to shout down the Black Lives Matter movement in times past, the actor did so again on Tuesday (June 30) and managed to top his previous gaffes.
In a tweet posted earlier Tuesday, Crews wrote, “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.”
As one can imagine, Crews’ “We Are The World” headass tweet didn’t go over well considering the world is still very much on fire and Black people are catching the brunt of police violence and social injustice. This adds to the blunder he made recently about the so-called this “Black supremacy” Black Americans are pushing, which we know is a thing that doesn’t exist.
Sadly, the blasting that Crews has received hasn’t put in a dent in his impenetrable shell as evidenced by the tweet below.
Since posting the tweet, Crews has endured the expected backlash for his ham-handed messaging and it is, in a word, an exquisite dragging that feels necessary in these times.
We’ve collected the best of them for viewing below.
Terry Crews Gets Dragged Again On Twitter For Head Scratching Black Lives Matter Tweet was originally published on hiphopwired.com
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.— Be A King (@BerniceKing) June 30, 2020
Justice is not a competition. https://t.co/Cdfac2V7M6
Actually, what's wrong with a #BlackLivesBetter hashtag? Why not better Black safety, health, finance, education etc? Why not prioritize our healing- after 400 years of building this country through blood, sweat, and tears?— Jahmil (@jaeandthecity) June 30, 2020
Gah. You could have left out that last sentence. No one wants to be better. We want to be treated fairly and equal.— Melody Kewl (@Being_Melody) June 30, 2020
In 1883, the Supreme Court claimed that a Civil Rights Act would make Black people "the special favorite of the laws."— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 30, 2020
In 2020, Terry Crews warned that #BlackLivesMatter will morph into #blacklivesbetter.
Demanding Black equality is not Black supremacy.https://t.co/Am7T2NzaEn pic.twitter.com/D2C3mrDmeW
Terry Crews, income, education, technology gaps will take TRILLIONS and DECADES to flip to even getting remotely close to equality. Look at the ownership of our corporations, infrastructure. Time value of money on investments on backs of institutionalized racism. You’re ignorant. https://t.co/6avnJ3yyEn— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) June 30, 2020
can we climb the mountain that it will take to make Black lives actually matter before you start worrying about a slippery slope on the other side of it? https://t.co/ZUFq1X1bxR— Felonious Munk 🇪🇹 (@Felonious_munk) June 30, 2020
Another sleepless night thinking about #ElijahMcClain and— Holly Robinson Peete😷🥰 (@hollyrpeete) June 30, 2020
I woke up worrying about how to prevent my sweet special son from meeting a similar fate and
you woke up worried about *checks tweet again*... #blacklivesBETTER ?? 😳
We are aiming for equal!
😑going back to sleep🤦🏽♀️🙏🏽 https://t.co/E7Cfr9WVsp
this is the only acceptable thing to do to Terry Crews' phone pic.twitter.com/0saXxWmMP3— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 30, 2020
Black people: We’re starving!— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) June 30, 2020
Terry Crews: But what about those who have more than enough food? We must ensure their bellies remain full!
Say what you will about @terrycrews but you have to admire his dedication to centering whiteness.
Ok... Maybe you don’t HAVE TO. https://t.co/5goyvuDreH
I’m a bit mad at myself for being even more disappointed at Terry Crews today. I thought that we had hit rock bottom. I didn’t realize I had any energy left for him, and that makes me mad.— April (@ReignOfApril) June 30, 2020
BLACK LIVES MATTER.— De'Adre Aziza (@DeadreAziza) June 30, 2020
Somebody tell Terry Crews to shut the fuck up— IT’S KENNIE AKA Darcel’s Daughter (@KennieJD) June 30, 2020
Another day another stupid brain fart from the musclebound moron @terrycrews.— ProfessorBlackTruth (@ProfBlacktruth) June 30, 2020
Guess all them little movie roles have dried up and he's trying to get back into the good graces of the casual racists (read: white "moderates) who run Hollywood.
Maybe if there's a StepnFetchit remake! https://t.co/uEHPRgD5Yn