Terry Crews asks 'are all Black people good?', Internet roasts him for trying to keep both sides happy
While many did support the actor's views, some didn't hold back in calling out his 'tad bit of ignorance'
After the passing of George Floyd, advocates of the #BlackLivesMatter movement have upped their determination to call out people for racial injustice. The movement has led to protests across the United States with people demanding justice and racial equality. At this sensitive time, many celebrities have taken to social media to speak on the issue but not all were considered "right". Actor Terry Crews, known for his comedic roles and truthful attitude, has come under fire over a tweet.
He wrote, "Are all White people bad? No. Are all Black people good? No. Knowing this reality — I stand on my decision to unite with good people, no matter the race, creed, or ideology. Given the number of threats against this decision — I also decide to die on this hill." Many people have been trying to get a huge point across — while all lives matter, right now Black people need your unity. It seems as though Crews' tweet was a variant of the same thought, which upset more than a few people.
While many did support the actor's views, some didn't hold back in calling out his "tad bit of ignorance". "Nobody said either of those things. Why do you keep making these straw man arguments?" one said with another adding, "Nobody is arguing that all White people are bad and all Black people are good. His position pretty much alludes all activism for Black people is unreasonable." One more said, "Every time terry crews is about to tweet his nonsense," with a GIF that says, "Don't start that s**t."
These are sensitive times and a lot of people are being put under a microscope and are being called out on "all their racial actions" which many deem a good thing. "It's about time someone calls him out," wrote one user. It seemed to have gotten worse for the actor, as one user wrote, "As a White person I don't need your solidarity because I've got a huge amount of privilege already, but countless Black people would benefit from your solidarity greatly. It's OK to say the system is unfair even if (like me and you) it's helped you out individually." People were mostly asking Crews to "stand up for the truth" and for "his people".
"Dude just say all lives matter and start dancing. We get it already!! #AllSkinfolkAintKinfolk," wrote another frustrated user. "Black people are getting lynched one after the other and this man wants to debate whether or not we're 'good' I just," wrote one user. Another added, "The issue is that you continue to tow the line and keep both sides happy. While one side probably doesn’t care as much as you think. And the other side is beginning to care even less."