Actor Terry Crews sparked controversy with liberals because he tweeted “equality is the truth” and “like it or not, we are in this together,” according to Fox News.
“Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy,” Crews added.
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 statement was met with criticism online, Fox News reported.
Actor Tyler James Williams said that he knows Crews’ heart, but “no one is calling 4 black supremacy & the narrative that we are hurts our cause & our people.”
— Darryl Wharton-Rigby (@whartonrigby) June 8, 2020
Then Crews clarified his tweet in his response to Williams.
Crews said, “I understand, Tyler. I was not saying Black supremacy exists, because it doesn’t.”
He continued, “I am saying if both Black and Whites don’t continue to work together—bad attitudes and resentments can create a dangerous self-righteousness. That’s all.”
“George Floyd could be me,” Crews said. “I could easily, easily be that man on the ground with that police officer’s knee on my neck. That could easily be me.”
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The death of George Floyd in police custody has sparked protests and, at times, unrest across the country. Protesters have called for new accountability in policing and called on the country to reexamine itself when it comes to opportunities for minority communities.
Crews has posted about Floyd’s case in the past. Shortly after the May 25 death, he said on Instagram that his heart was “broken.”
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He later added, “[The] murder of George Floyd has forced me to search my heart to find out what more I can do, as a human being, as a citizen, and more specifically as a Black man, to ensure our community cannot only survive but thrive in this new world.”
Darryl Wharton-Rigby, a writer and director, responded to Crews’ tweet saying, “We have officially entered The Twilight Zone on a day when Mitt Romney marches for #BlackLivesMatter and Terry Crews does the thing he does…”