Terry Crews Regrets Controversial Tweets Surrounding ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement: I Apologize As A Black Man
Actor Terry Crews is apologizing for his previous remarks about the Black Lives Matter movement.
Back in 2020, at the height of the racial injustice protests that took place following the police murder of George Floyd, “Friday” star Terry Crews, 53, shared a few thoughts that many felt undermined the Black Lives Matter social movement organization. Chicago artist Chance the Rapper as well as CNN anchor Don Lemon were two of many people that called Terry Crews’ tweets into question.
In a series of posts, Terry urged people not to become “black supremacists” and suggested partnering with “white people” to fight white supremacy. He wrote:
“Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together.”
Following up with:
“If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter”
Recently, The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star joined Trevor Noah’s “The Daily Show” where he admitted the tweets were in poor taste. Addressing the situation with an apology, he told the talk show host:
“I’m going to let you know, I really do want to apologize to anybody who was offended by these tweets, and was hurt deeply.”
“As an example, as an African American man, a Black man here in this country, I did not want to give the perception that we’re supposed to gloss this over and forgive the death of George Floyd, the murder of George Floyd. And I want to apologize to everyone right now who was ever offended, because it hurt.”
The entertainer shared some reasons he believes he felt moved to say what he did, attributing his words to a desire for peace and the need to be accepted. He explained:
“I just wanted peace. And I guess it goes back to my approval. It goes back to my need for approval, it went back to that. And again, it was a mistake. It was a mistake to tweet that out at that time.”
Terry offered one last reflection on the moment that left him in the #Blacktwitter doghouse. Clarifying the underlying messages behind his original tweets, he said:
“The need is for us as a people to actually come together and really, really be what we need to be to this country, because it’s our country. This is our country. We died and fought, and I’m not giving it away. This is our inheritance.”
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