The presenter and actor, who also stars in the New York police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, tweeted: “If you are a child of God, you are my brother and my sister. I have family of every race, religion and ideology.
“We need to ensure #blacklivesmatter does not turn into #blacklivesbetter. “
We are so far from this bridge, Terry. #BlackLivesMatter is, in part, a rallying cry and a protest slogan to mobilize the people to do justice to the work that is required to derail the death, 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
His commentary posted on social media on Tuesday, has received more than 120,000 likes, but also attracted much criticism.
Bernice King, daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, said the Black Lives Matter the movement is a “rallying cry” and that ” justice is not a competition “.
In response, the Team wrote: “You’re right, @BerniceKing. I just want to make sure that it stays that way. No competition, just creativity. ”
Comedian Amanda Sea, which has recently hosted the Black Entertainment Television awardswhich celebrate the success of black artists in the entertainment industry, said that the Crews of the comments was ” unintellectual and irresponsible “.
She added: “You are becoming an enemy of the people. Ignorance will be your downfall. ”
YouTube personality Franchesca Ramsey also criticized the star, saying: “Why do you want to suggest a movement to advocate for the continuation of the police/citizen responsible for the killing of a racist nature could be transformed into” we’re better “. ”
She continued: “Who is this message? Really? Who gave you the impression that this is the goal, or is it even possible? “
We can’t even get to black life equal still. This is the goal. We have never said that the black lives matter, we have never said black lives more important. We say black life matters, because in today’s society, black life does not matter to a lot of people and are in danger.
— Husband Copeny (@LittleMissFlint) June 30, 2020
However, some have defended the Crews, with one saying: “Why people are freaking out at this?
“He says he wants to ensure that the movement DOES NOT change that – it does not say: it IS becoming, or should the. Imagine that you are angry at a black man for speaking his mind – wonder what that makes you….? ”
This is not the first time that the 51-year-old has faced a game more comments on the Black Lives Matter movement.
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In June, as protests against inequality racial took place across the world following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Crews tweeted: “the Defeat of White supremacy without White people created Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in the same boat. ”
Following a backlash, he expanded his comments, saying: “I believe that it is important for us not to suffer from the group think. “