Terry Crews Blasted for ‘Black Lives Matter’ Tweet

Terry Crews (Credit: Deposit Photos)

Terry Crews came under fire, once again, Tuesday for a tweet about the Black Lives Matter 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 ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter,” wrote Crews.

The remark drew criticism from prominent voices across Black Twitter, including Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Bernice King.

“We’re so far from that bridge, Terry,” she tweeted. “#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.”

Keith Boykin, an author and former Clinton White House aide, slammed Crews for the remark, tweeting: “In 1883, the Supreme Court claimed that a Civil Rights Act would make Black people ‘the special favorite of the laws.’ In 2020, Terry Crews warned that #BlackLivesMatter will morph into #blacklivesbetter.”

“Demanding Black equality is not Black supremacy,” he added.

Ira Madison III, a writer and host of the Keep It! podcast, added: “I hope Terry Crews enjoys the fact that racists and MAGA types love him and park in his mentions now to thank him for being a good negro smh.”


Crews is no stranger to backlash. Just weeks ago, he stirred up a social media storm after posting a tweet about “black supremacy.”

“Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together,” he wrote on June 7.

The actor, who hosts America’s Got Talent, also came under fire in November following Gabrielle Union’s exit from the series.

Union was fired from the NBC competition show after expressing concerns about an alleged “toxic” culture on set. Crews’ response — a tweet saying: “You’re the best, Gabrielle! You will be missed!”

Many social media users called the actor’s response “disappointing,” especially after Union publicly supported him in 2017 when he revealed he’d been sexually assaulted.