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Terry Crews faces backlash for his controversial tweet about "Black Supremacy"

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Actor Terry Crews faced backlash after his shocking tweet on Sunday, in which he wrote that white and black people must work together to defeat “White supremacy,” because if they don’t, they’d be at risk of creating “Black supremacy.”

For Black Twitter, the tweet proved the notion that Crews does not 100% support the black community and does not aid in progressing the Black Lives Matter movement, and several black celebs called him out on it.

Speaking for the black community and concern for Crews’ career, Everybody Hates Chris star Tyler James Williams wrote, “I’m not trying to call you out. You know it’s love always.”

He continued, “But we’re rightfully angry right now and fed up with anyone not with our cause wholeheartedly. I don’t want to see that energy pointed your way or diverted from the cause.”

But Queen & Slim star Jodie Turner-Smith essentially called Crews a “clown” after tweeting a photo of a woman wearing a wig and clown mask.

Amanda Seales caught wind of the tweet Monday morning, tweeting, “WELP! Now we know why [Terry Crews] threw Gabrielle Union under the bus,” and told fans to “always beware of coons in the midst.” She called his previous actions “demonstrations of anti-blackness.”

Crews has since clarified his commentsstating his words came from “a spirit of love and reconciliation…in hopes to see a better future for Black people.”

He added, “I believe it is important we not suffer from groupthink, and we keep minds of our own and be allowed to ask difficult questions to each other…as we get through this trauma together.”

Crews previously faced criticism for not defending Gabrielle Union after she made claims of racial bullying on the set of America’s Got Talent after she was fired last year.

By Rachel George
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