Terry Crews is once again under scrutiny for comments he made amid the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement.
The âAmericaâs Got Talentâ host, 51, shared a tweet on Tuesday saying that the value of black lives should not be placed higher than other races as the movement continues.
âIf you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology,â CrewsÂ wrote. âWe must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesnât morph into #blacklivesbetter.â
However, those remarks didnât exactlyÂ sit well with many supporters who immediately voiced their disappointment in the âBrooklyn Nine-Nineâ star, explaining that the premise of the movement is not intended to catapult the lives of black people over other races so much as the purpose is simply about being treated fairly and equally.
âWeâre so far from that bridge, Terry,â Martin Luther King Jr.âs daughterÂ Bernice King tweeted in response. â#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. Justice is not a competition.â
âThis is unintellectual and irresponsible,â said funnywoman and activist Amanda Seales. âYou are developing into an enemy of the people. Ignorance will be your downfall.â
Holly Robinson Peete also shared her displeasure in Crewsâ post, responding:Â âTerry we trying to âmatterâÂ and get to âequalâ and you are worried about better??â
âBrooklyn Nine-Nineâ and âAmericaâs Got Talentâ star Terry Crews has been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks for comments made surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.Â
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Amid the onslaught ofÂ backlash, some echoed Crewsâ sentiment and applauded the âWhite Chicksâ actor for his willingness to voice his opinion.
âYou are a good man, Terry Crews. You are a man of carefully measured words, even in the face of dismissive, angry voices,â replied one Twitter user. âModeration is too often looked upon now as traitorous, when in reality you are trying to get people to see clearly through their righteous anger.â
Crews, who has been outspoken about his concerns about the movement creating âblack supremacy,â has yet to publicly respond to the latest recoil.
He defended his initial remarks earlier this month, tweeting at the time: âEquality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together.â ThisÂ ignited recourse that he didnât shy away from.
âI was not saying Black supremacy exists, because it doesnât. I am saying if both Black and Whites donât continue to work together â bad attitudes and resentments can create a dangerous self-righteousness. Thatâs all,â Crews said.
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