The actor came under fire for a tweet he posted on Tuesday (30 June), which reads: "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."
Many of Crews’s Twitter followers took issue with his suggestion that the movement will lead to black people becoming superior over other races.
“I dont understand why ur posts are so pandering to (unfounded) arguments against the BLM movement,” wrote one person. “No one, NOT A DAMN SOUL, said #blacklivesbetter. This is being willfully destructive, disingenuous, w microaggressions towards BLM. I tire of saying "do better"....but DO BETTER.”
Another wrote: “Its actually embarrassing how intent you are at undermining people who are fighting for their humanity to be viewed EQUALLY. Nobody is taking it there except you & those uncomfortable with having to address the elephant in the room. I implore you please do better, this ain't it.”
A third said: “You truly are worthless to us. White people can have you, especially since you love doing their work for them.”
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. https://t.co/Cdfac2V7M6— Be A King (@BerniceKing)June 30, 2020
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 (@Being_Melody)June 30, 2020
can we climb the mountain that it will take to make Black lives actually matter before you start worrying about a slippery slope on the other side of it? https://t.co/ZUFq1X1bxR— Felonious Munk 🇪🇹 (@Felonious_munk)June 30, 2020
this is the only acceptable thing to do to Terry Crews' phone pic.twitter.com/0saXxWmMP3— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_)June 30, 2020
Earlier this month, Crews landed in hot water for his comments about “black supremacy” in the wake of the George Floyd protests taking place across the world.
Tyler James Williams, who starred with Crews in Everybody Hates Chris, was one of the first to condemn the actor’s tweet, writing: “Terry, brother, I know your heart and you know I have love for you and always will. No one is calling 4 black supremacy & the narrative that we are hurts our cause & our people. We’re just vigorously vetting our ‘allies’ because time & time again they have failed us in the past.”
The Independent has contacted Crews for comment.