Terry Crews Still Defends His ‘Black Supremacy’ Tweets: Black People Have ‘Gatekeepers’
The ‘America’s Got Talent’ host also weighs in on Joe Biden’s statement in which he said that a black person ‘ain’t really black’ if the person votes for Donald Trump.
AceShowbiz –Terry Crews continues to stand by his controversial remarks about “black supremacy.” In a recent episode of “The Talk“, the “America’s Got Talent” host further explained himself and his views that led him to tweet such remarks.
“I compare that tweet to cussin’ in church,” he shared. “Because what’s wild is, you have the message, but if you use a cuss word, nobody is really hearing what you’re saying. The cuss word I used in this instance was ‘black supremacy,’ and this is what I really want to reiterate and explain. What I said was, defeating white supremacy without white people could create black supremacy.”
“In the black race, in black America, we have gatekeepers. We have people who have decided that who is going to black and who’s not,” he went on saying. “I, simply because I have a mixed-race wife, have been discounted from the conversation a lot of times by very militant movements.”
“Black Power movement. I’ve been called all kinds of things like an Uncle Tom, simply because I’m successful, simply because I worked my way out of Flint, Michigan. The problem with that is black people have different views. It’s funny, because when you’re white, you can be Republican, Libertarian, Democrat. You can be anything. But when you’re black, you have to be one thing,” he added.
Terry then addressed Joe Biden’s statement on “The Breakfast Club” in which he said that a black person “ain’t really black” if the person votes for Donald Trump in the next election. He said, “blackness is always judged,” adding that it was a “supremacist move” because “blackness” is being put above others.
The actor sparked outrage after he called for a unity to end racial injustice on June 7, but the tweet rubbed people the wrong way as he mentioned about “Black supremacy.” He wrote, “Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together.”
Among those who criticized him for it were “Whiskey Cavalier” actor Tyler James Williams, comedian Godfrey and Amanda Seales.
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