On July 4, Terry Crews tweeted about Black Lives Matter, saying “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.” Since then, Crews has been making appearances on news networks to clarify his statements, as he previously made an appearance on Roland Martin’s show. Last night, the actor appeared on CNN and spoke with Don Lemon about his tweets, which led the two to get into a heated debate.
Crews vehemently criticized BLM leaders and said “There are some very militant type forces in Black Lives Matter and what I was issuing was a warning. I’ve been a part of different groups and you see how extremes can really go far and go wild. When a warning is seen as detrimental to the movement, how can you ever have checks and balances?”
Crews also made mention of the murders in Chicago and Atlanta to support his statement, but was quickly rebuffed by Lemon, who challenged Crews on his assertion by reminding him that BLM is focused on systemic racism and police brutality. Crews also mentioned black on black crime, to which Lemon fired back that 80% of whites are killed by whites, and none of that is relevant to the BLM movement.
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