Terry Crews joined The Daily Show With Trevor Noah on Wednesday and apologized for the controversial tweets he posted in the summer of 2020, which some saw as disparaging to the Black Lives Matter movement as nationwide protests raged following the murder of George Floyd.
Back in 2020, Terry Crews fired off some tweets and faced extremed backlash as he tweeted, “defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together.”
Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth.
Like it or not, we are all in this together.
— terry crews (@terrycrews) June 7, 2020
In another tweet he says, “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”
Fans and social media called for the cancellation of the comedian- but it looks like he is now apologetic. While on the Trevor Noah “The Daily Show” he explains, “I’m going to let you know, I really do want to apologize to anybody who was offended by these tweets, and was hurt deeply.”
“As an example, as an African American man, a Black man here in this country, I did not want to give the perception that we’re supposed to gloss this over and forgive the death of George Floyd, the murder of George Floyd. And I want to apologize to everyone right now who was ever offended, because it hurt.”
Here’s a reminder of what some Twitter users had to say:
Terry is such a disappointment man. lmao.
— Steph (is writing) (@StephanieYeboah) June 30, 2020
Terry Crews must be auditioning for a new position at Fox News.
— Shanita Hubbard (@msshanitarenee) June 30, 2020
Black people: We’re starving!
Terry Crews: But what about those who have more than enough food? We must ensure their bellies remain full!
Say what you will about @terrycrews but you have to admire his dedication to centering whiteness.
Ok… Maybe you don’t HAVE TO. https://t.co/5goyvuDreH
— Michael Harriot (@michaelharriot) June 30, 2020
Somebody take Terry Crews' phone. pic.twitter.com/BCrZYLnaqe
— LaToya Morgan (@MorganicInk) June 30, 2020
this is the only acceptable thing to do to Terry Crews' phone pic.twitter.com/0saXxWmMP3
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 30, 2020
It’s like Terry Crews is becoming his character in white chicks pic.twitter.com/j8YJZnqjjY
— ?????? ?? (@kaarrimmaa) June 30, 2020
This is unintellectual and irresponsible. You are developing into an enemy of the people. Ignorance will be your downfall.
— Amanda Seales ???? ??? (@amandaseales) June 30, 2020
— Equally Divided (@DividedEqually) June 30, 2020