Earlier this month, Crews drew social media backlash for warning that the Black Lives Matter could be seen as "Black supremacy." In a tweet this morning, Crews wrote: "We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn't morph into #blacklivesbetter." Actress Holly Robinson Peete was among the many who called out Crews' remarks. "Terry we trying to 'matter' and get to 'equal' and you are worried about better??" she replied. She also re-tweeted it, adding, "Another sleepless night thinking about #ElijahMcClain and I woke up worrying about how to prevent my sweet special son from meeting a similar fate and you woke up worried about *checks tweet again*... #blacklivesBETTER??" Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King and CEO of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, told Crews "we're so far from that bridge," adding: "#BlackLivesMatter is, in part, a rallying cry and a protest slogan to galvanize people into doing the justice work needed to derail the deaths, dehumanization and destruction of Black lives that racism causes. Justice is not a competition."
TOPICS: Terry Crews, Bernice King, George Floyd, Holly Robinson Peete, Black Lives Matter, Twitter