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Entertainment Terry Crews criticised for saying Black Lives Matter must not become 'Black Lives Better'

15:17  01 july  2020
15:17  01 july  2020 Source:   news.sky.com

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— terry crews (@ terrycrews ) June 30, 2020. Floyd died on May 25 after a white police officer “ Terry Crews is the physical manifestation of white people saying ‘All Lives Matter ’ and I hate it Terry Crews : But what about those who have more than enough food? We must ensure their bellies

— terry crews (@ terry crews )1593523224.0. "If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister," he wrote. "I have family of every race, creed and As you might expect, backlash again headed Crews ' way. And while most of it came from black people, there were a number of white observers

America's Got Talent host Terry Crews has come under fire for saying the Black Lives Matter movement must not "morph into Black Lives Better".

Terry Crews posing for the camera: Terry Crews hosts America's Got Talent and stars in Brooklyn Nine-Nine © Getty Terry Crews hosts America's Got Talent and stars in Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The presenter and actor, who also stars in New York police comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, tweeted: "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."

His comment, posted on social media on Tuesday, has received more than 120,000 likes, but has also attracted lots of criticism.

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Actor Terry Crews was slammed Tuesday over a tweet about the Black Lives Matter movement. Terry Crews : But what about those who have more than enough food? We must ensure their bellies remain Harriot added: " Say what you will about @ terrycrews but you have to admire his dedication to The Telegraph. Terry Crews widely criticized (again) for #blacklivesbetter tweet. LA Times.

Terry Crews is no stranger to making polarizing statements. On Monday, he continued this trend by On Monday, he continued this trend by tweeting out a controversial comment regarding the Black Lives Matter Lance Bass Says He ''Always Knew'' Danielle Fishel Would Accept Him After Coming Out.

Bernice King, the daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, said the Black Lives Matter movement is a "rallying cry" and that "justice is not a competition".

In response, Crews wrote: "You are right, @BerniceKing. I just want to make sure it stays that way. No competition, just creativity."

Comedian Amanda Seales, who recently hosted the Black Entertainment Television awards, which celebrate the success of black artists within the entertainment industry, said Crews' comments were "unintellectual and irresponsible".

She added: "You are developing into an enemy of the people. Ignorance will be your downfall."

YouTube personality Franchesca Ramsey also criticised the star, saying: "Why would you suggest a movement created to advocate for the prosecution of cops/citizens responsible for racially motivated killings could some how morph into 'we're better'."

BTS donate to the Black Lives Matter movement

  BTS donate to the Black Lives Matter movement South Korean boy band BTS and Big Hit Entertainment have donated $1 million to the Black Lives Matter movement. The South Korean boy band and Big Hit Entertainment threw their financial support behind the campaign earlier this month in light of the death of George Floyd, but they've decided to remain tight-lipped about their donation. Kailee Scales, the managing director for Black Lives Matter, told Variety: "Black people all over the world are in pain at this moment from the trauma of centuries of oppression.

Terry Crews is no stranger to making polarizing statements. On Monday, he continued this trend by tweeting out a controversial comment regarding the Black Lives Matter Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience. Terry Crews is no stranger to making polarizing statements.

Actor Terry Crews was slammed Tuesday over a tweet about the Black Lives Matter movement. Terry Crews : But what about those who have more than enough food? We must ensure their bellies Harriot added: " Say what you will about @ terrycrews but you have to admire his dedication to

She continued: "Who is this message for? Truly? Who has given you the impression that this is the goal or this is even a possibility?"

However, some have defended Crews, with one saying: "Why are people freaking out at this?

"He's saying he wants to make sure the movement DOESN'T turn into that - he's not saying it IS turning into that or should. Imagine getting mad at a black man for speaking his mind - wonder what that makes you....?"

This is not the first time the 51-year-old has faced a backlash over comments about the Black Lives Matter movement.

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In June, as protests against racial inequality took place across the world following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Crews tweeted: "Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together."

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  Fall Out Boy donate $100,000 to Black Lives Matter movement American rock group Fall Out Boy have donated $100,000 donation to the Black Lives Matter movement. The American rock band have decided to throw their support behind the movement through the Fall Out Boy Fund, which they launched in 2017. Announcing their donation on Twitter, the band explained: "When you discover rot deep within your house you don't just paint over it. You dismantle it and rebuild a better house. "We support the black community in the struggle against racial inequality, injustice, and police brutality by committing $100,000 from the Fall Out Boy Fund this summer.

" Black Lives Matter says , simply and literally, the humanity of Black people matters . We are not less than or disposable. The only way that impacts white people " Black Lives Matter is, in part, a rallying cry and a protest slogan to galvanize people into doing the justice work needed to derail the deaths

Terry Crews took to Twitter with another controversial statement on Tuesday (June 30), writing, "If We must ensure # blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter." This comes after Terry He defended his message on The Talk, stating, "What I said was, defeating white supremacy without

Following a backlash, he expanded on his comments, saying: "I believe it is important we not suffer from groupthink."


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