Terry Crews hasn't been having a good few days... at all.
His controversial tweets about "black supremacy" in the wake of George Floyd's death didn't sit well with fans, and now, he's made things even worse...
Terry Crews has ruffled some feathers again recently...And it's all over more controversial tweets about black supremacy in the wake of the BLM movement. But firstly, let's start from the beginning...
Crews is one of the most iconic faces in Hollywood...The fifty-one-year-old has a very full resume that stretches back for decades.
As a young man in the 1980s, he started out as an American football player...
When he retired from the NFL in 1997...
He made several appearances in commercials and music videos...And despite having never taken acting classes, Crews' breakout role came in Friday After Next (2002) starring rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube, for whom Crews had previously worked as on-set security.
Over the years, Crews has starred in mainly comedic roles...His hilarious role in White Chicks (2004) rocketed him to fame and he soon became recognized as the muscley comedian that he is known and loved for today.
Alongside his acting career...Crews is also an avid sketch artist and he advocates tirelessly for women's rights activism.
Crews has also been married since 1989...
And when Rebecca recently announced that she had beaten breast cancer...Fans were left overjoyed for the couple.
The actor posted a tweet yesterday that didn't sit well with fans...
The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on the 25th of May sparked global outrage.
George tragically passed away when he was pinned down by 4 police officers - one of which knelt on his neck for over 8 minutes - for a supposed forgery incident.
RIP #GeorgeFloyd, Father we hope You accept his soul and give him a comfortable place to rest. His last word was"I… https://t.co/osrjEQgtFf— Ade'yan (@Ade'yan)1591555840.0
The police officers involved mercilessly allowed him to die under their control...And even though the police officers involved have now been arrested, the entire world has been left feeling heartbroken and furious over the way in which black people are treated by not only the police force... but also by the rest of society.
George's death sparked the much-needed Black Lives Matter movement...And millions of people have been staging protests all around the world to demand justice for the black community.
Even though the majority of these protests have been peaceful...Many have been overtaken by rioters and have quickly turned violent.
The world hasn't felt this much strain in decades...
And it's safe to say that there's now a huge divide in opinion on the internet.
@BibleFlockBox This is what I think of the black lives matter movement! #blacklifematter #BlackLivesMatter… https://t.co/0SJvsUQZIg— Leviathan (@Leviathan)1591238590.0
This is when we come back to Crews...The actor has been forced to defend himself after he made comments about "black supremacy" following the riots and protests.
It all started with this tweet...
"Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together," the actor wrote.
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 (@terry crews)1591572354.0
Tyler James Williams, who starred with Crews in Everybody Hates Chris, was one of the first to condemn the actor’s tweet.
Crews replied saying he understands that black supremacy doesn't exist, but "if both Black and Whites don’t continue to work together - bad attitudes and resentments can create a dangerous self-righteousness."
Terry, brother, I know your heart and you know I have love for you and always will. No one is calling 4 black supr… https://t.co/EXOeYMNKYO— Tyler James Williams (@Tyler James Williams)1591579335.0
Many other famous faces began challenging Crews' ideology...
And the actor was quick to reply to many in a desperate attempt to defend his words.
I agree. I'm not discussing white people here. there are "gatekeepers of Blackness" within our own community who de… https://t.co/rgGqh03ieI— terry crews (@terry crews)1591586261.0
Fans weren't impressed with his words...
And many felt that the actor was encouraging the concept of inequality - which isn't at all what the Black Lives Matter movement is about.
@terrycrews Bro...what? Black Supremacy literally can’t exist unless we treat white people as inequal which isn’t t… https://t.co/nkRneenYlm— kyra (@kyra)1591572560.0
The actor's opinion wasn't appreciated...
And it's clear that Crews was more than aware of this.
proof that when you don’t have something constructive to add to the conversation, you really should just… https://t.co/3ZvZMl5QU8— Jodie (@Jodie)1591591893.0
Crews then accused people of twisting his words...
This isn't exactly the case when the evidence is laid out in front of us in black and white on our Twitter feeds.
Kevin, I've learned that people will take anything you say and twist it for their own evil. Anything. https://t.co/FszLI1pYbu— terry crews (@terry crews)1591586596.0
And just when you thought that was over, he's back at it again.A new tweet Crewes posted yesterday has gone viral for all the wrong reasons. Read on to see what he had to say.
People were left shocked.
He should have...
@terrycrews 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 (@Melody Kewl)1593523295.0
Someone referenced his role in White Chicks.
That's one character that should have just stayed fictional.
@terrycrews You really are the character from White Chicks in real life huh?— Benjamin Dixon (@Benjamin Dixon)1593527002.0
This user was also passionate about the message behind the tweet...
It really hit home for some of his fans.
@terrycrews Its actually embarrassing how intent you are at undermining people who are fighting for their humanity… https://t.co/F1sDJ5FhN3— ♛J.R 🦏 (@♛J.R 🦏)1593523756.0
"White people can have you," this user claimed.
He's a bit of a mess.
@terrycrews You truly are worthless to us. White people can have you, especially since you love doing their work for them— Kellee Nicole Terrell (@Kellee Nicole Terrell)1593526392.0
And this user had a very valid point:
The movement is not about black people wanting to be better than anyone else. They want equality so stop twisting their intentions to incite hatred.
@terrycrews 💚 https://t.co/whMEH2k2Pw— Lei G (@Lei G)1593523278.0
Here's the full problematic tweet:
Someone, please take Twitter off of this man. If you're in the mood to see what Brooklyn Nine-Nine cast have done for the movement...
If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must… https://t.co/3kk1HXp5QH— terry crews (@terry crews)1593523224.0