On Tuesday, Terry Crews tweeted a message which — not that long ago — would’ve garnered praise:
“If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology.”
But he added this as well, and it no doubt secured a souring among critics.
“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
In fact, outspoken medical man Dr. Eugene Gu appeared to call the black entertainer a white supremacist:
“There are Asian Americans who hate their own community and worship white people too. Guess white supremacy cuts across all races, creeds, and ideologies.”
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
If you’re unfamiliar with Crews, he’s a guy who stands practically alone in Hollywood (his only semi-contemporary being Guardians of the Galaxy’s Dave Bautista): Terry’s a mammoth mountain of muscle who’s right at home with an automatic shotgun in The Expendables (Language Warning)…
And he’s also — and this is a real feat — absolutely hilarious.
For more on that, see Brooklyn Nine-Nine or — better yet — his performance in White Chicks:
The above probably doesn’t help his situation, and some on social media certainly aren’t laughing.
Here’s a gaggle of naysayers’ No’s:
You really are the character from White Chicks in real life huh?
— Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) June 30, 2020
It’s truly embarrassing how you keep displaying your poor reading comprehension and lack of critical thinking
— Ira Madison III (@ira) June 30, 2020
This is unintellectual and irresponsible. You are developing into an enemy of the people. Ignorance will be your downfall.
— Amanda Seales (@amandaseales) June 30, 2020
Racism can and will continue to exist when there are willing black people, some of them willfully ignorant who want to do the work of the racists for them. Congratulations. They can have you. We sure as hell don’t want or need you.
— Michelle Bhasin (@michellebhasin) June 30, 2020
I dont understand why ur posts are so pandering to (unfounded) arguments against the BLM movement. No one, NOT A DAMN SOUL, said #blacklivesbetter.
This is being willfully destructive, disingenuous, w microaggressions towards BLM. I tire of saying “do better”….but DO BETTER.
— Cupcakin’ With a Gummy Bear (@UnicornCupcakin) June 30, 2020
You truly are worthless to us. White people can have you, especially since you love doing their work for them
— Kellee Nicole Terrell (@kelleent) 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
I’ve seen the same logic used against the LGBTQ community. The rights being demanded are the same rights that us white folk take for granted every damn day. The myth is “someone else having equal rights translates into less for rights me”. My heart hurts. #RacismInAmerica pic.twitter.com/tlzdZI3OmQ
— Chris-Cat (@svizzerams) June 30, 2020
Someone even matched him up with another controversial character of late:
You and JK Rowling would make some pretty ignorant children.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) June 30, 2020
It’s not Terry’s first brush with the brush-off. As covered by RedState’s Kira Davis, he got “dragged” for a June 7th tweet championing equality and togetherness:
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
A small sampling:
Black supremacy dont exist. There is no history of our people killing, enslaving, and making laws to instill power for 400 years for generations
— izzy. (@TheBronzeStatue) June 7, 2020
This makes absolutely no sense, makes very Black self-hating assumption that Black folks would actually try to do harm to White people in major ways, when there is no proof in history of any such behavior even remotely close to White supremacist behavior. Please read books, sir.
— Kevin Powell (@kevin_powell) June 8, 2020
how are you this stupid
— king crissle (@crissles) June 8, 2020
Back to Tuesday’s tweet, many, of course, embraced it.
thank you Terry for this message of unity at time when the left is trying to create racial division #BlackLivesMatter does not represent blacks. It is a Marxist organization funded by leftist white billionaires. All the $millions they have raised are going to rich white liberals
— Melissa Tate (@TheRightMelissa) June 30, 2020
You are a good man, Terry Crews. You are a man of carefully measured words, even in the face of dismissive, angry voices. Moderation is too often looked upon now as traitorous, when in reality you are trying to get people to see clearly through their righteous anger.
— Drew Eriksen (@Syrrai) June 30, 2020
We’re at a really strange point in time. The 80’s and 90’s saw a surge in messages of racial unity and colorblindness. Thirty years later, some appear to be insisting we’re not way past that, but rather, far before it.
In a way upon which we can all agree, will we ever be past it?
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