Terry Crews Responds to Backlash On “Black Supremacy” Tweet
Amidst all the chaos, Terry Crews wrote a tweet that had all the right intentions. But it wasn’t structured properly. Which led to some obvious backlash.
The actor shared his thoughts on racial injustice but ended up trending on Twitter. And not in a positive way. “Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy,” Terry wrote. “Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together.”
Many spoke out criticizing his statement, including actor Orlando Jones. “Black supremacy? We represent 13% of US population, hold no institutional power & gaslight our coworkers. We got 99 problems and your math isn’t the only 1. #StrongerTogether,” he tweeted.
However, after the backlash, Terry Crews took to Twitter to clear up the misunderstandings and reveal the meaning behind his ‘black supremacy’ tweet. “Please know that everything I’ve said comes from a spirit of love and reconciliation, for the Black community first, then the world as a whole, in hopes to see a better future for Black people,” Terry said, assuring people he was only coming from a place of love and peace.
In another tweet, he wrote, “I believe it is important we not suffer from group-think, and we keep minds of our own, and be allowed to ask difficult questions to each other. I believe this dialogue is important as we get through this trauma together. I love you.”
Terry Crews Responds To Backlash
Terry also talked about the intent behind the tweet explaining that he doesn’t think black supremacy exists. Because it evidently doesn’t. But he thinks that if everyone doesn’t work together to establish a world of peace and harmony, resentment can come from both sides. Which makes a lot of sense. People need to learn to coexist no matter what the color of their skin is.
I understand, Tyler. I was not saying Black supremacy exists, because it doesn't. 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. https://t.co/YLWGnpj8fl
— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 8, 2020