KEY POINTS

  • Terry Crews wrote a controversial statement about the Black Lives Matter movement on Twitter
  • Twitter users gave mixed reactions to Crews' tweet about the Black Lives Matter movement
  • The "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" actor was also slammed for his “black supremacy” tweet last month

Terry Crews has been attacked on Twitter, with many wanting him to be canceled due to his recent tweet about the Black Lives Matter movement.

The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star, 51, took to social media on Tuesday (June 30) to promote equality. His tweet did not go down well with some people who used it against him.

Crews, in his tweet, expressed concern for people of all races, creed and ideology, and said that going forward, the value of black lives must not be placed higher than other races.

“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,” he wrote on Twitter.

However, people were quick to express their disappointment and explained that the movement is not meant to raise the bar for black people, but the purpose is only to be treated equally. 

Many reacted negatively to the post and some even questioned it. Meanwhile, others wanted his “America’s Got Talent” to be canceled. 

“Terry. what in the actual hell? this is the very definition of a strawman argument. why would you suggest a movement created to advocate for the prosecution of cops/citizens responsible for racially motivated killings could some how morph into ‘we’re better,’” Franchesca Ramsey commented.

“I wish cancel culture was real so Terry Crews would have been canceled at one of his prior 72 bad takes and we wouldn't end up here,” another user added.

“I honestly ain’t helping y’all cancel nobody anymore until we get terry crews tf outta here!” another wrote.

“Terry Crews may be the first person we actually cancel,” a different netizen stated.

“We’re so far from that bridge, Terry, #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,” tweeted Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter Bernice King.

Many also came in support of Crews amid the backlash. According to other netizens, he was only campaigning for equality and there was nothing wrong in his message.

“The fact that the black community is trying to cancel Terry Crews for calling out what the BLM is turning into speaks volumes. I support his message 100%. Equality not superiority,” @McKaylaRoseJ wrote.

“I was wondering why Terry Crews was being ‘canceled’ in comments on Twitter, only to find out it was over a message about equality. Equality means equal, not better than. It’s why I was so against ‘believe all women’ because it unfairly makes a woman’s word worth more than a man,” Mindy Robinson added.

“The very fact that there are so many triggered people in these comments should tell ya something about the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Classic totalitarianism,” Jared Monroe commented.

This isn’t the first time Crews was attacked online over a tweet. Last month, he also faced backlash over his “black supremacy” tweet.

Terry Crews Terry Crews dumped WME agency after filing a sexual harassment report against one of its agents. Pictured: Crews arrives for the premiere of "The Lego Ninjago Movie" in Los Angeles on Sept. 16, 2017. Photo: Getty Images/Frederic J. Brown