WATCH: Actor Terry Crews Critiques BLM As A Movement–CNN’s Don Lemon Talks Over Him

Written by K. Walker on July 7, 2020

Terry Crews is being jackhammered by the left for speaking the unspeakable–the black actor isn’t a fan of BLM.

The beloved Brooklyn 99 actor is pretty clear that he’s skeptical about the motives of Black Lives Matter as an organization.

In June, Crews tweeted out some pretty basic criticism of the new rush of BLM protests. 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.”

He was blasted on Twitter for this and the replies are not even worth looking at. It’s a bunch of pro-leftist/socialist/BLM activist/All Cops Are Bastards/Black people are systemically oppressed kind of stuff. The usual.

But Crews didn’t back down.

He’s on a mission that is one of unity. It’s a beautiful thing. It’s the same sort of message that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was promoting.

The pro-BLM folks are having a big problem with a celeb of his stature being so vocal and deviating from the script.

He’s being called all sorts of things and being told to shut up.

Crews, being the completely awesome guy that he is, has decided that he’s willing to “die on this hill.”

He’s also pointing out the hypocrisy of the BLM movement, which has focused on only a handful of black lives, while black children are being killed.

His criticism of BLM is what got him to appear on CNN to be berated by the Dumbest Man On Television™.

During the interview, Crews makes the point that BLM has stated goals that are far more expansive than just police brutality.

Lemon gives away the game at one point where he says that BLM is about equality. Well, that doesn’t sound like it’s a one-issue movement, does it?

The Black Lives Matter website itself states that it is far more exhaustive than just about police brutality against African Americans. Here is a screenshot from the BLM website of the “issues that matter” for the 2020 election.

Surely they could take a moment aside from advocating for LGBTQIA+ rights, which already has a large, effective lobby, deal with the shooting deaths of black children?

At one point, Lemon condescendingly tells Crews to grow a thicker skin.

Watch how Don Lemon doesn’t let Terry Crews make his point that BLM is bigger than just a movement opposed to police brutality.

As for the criticism of BLM, well, their own website is far more encompassing than just one issue–it’s a political movement. ClashDaily covered that here:

‘Black Lives Matter’ Isn’t Just An Anti-Racism Slogan It’s A Leftist Political Movement–Here’s The 411

But even though yours truly was called racist for pointing to the BLM website and quoting their own words, here, without comment is one of the founders, Patrisse Cullors, explaining that she, along with another of the founders, are both “trained Marxists” who were community organizers and the movement does indeed have an “ideological frame.”

Take that as you will, but don’t blame me this time.

Here is Patrisse Cullors:

Terry Crews isn’t the only black man who has noticed that BLM is a political movement.

Here are sports reporters Marcellus Wiley and Emmanuel Acho discussing the NBA plan to have “Black Lives Matter” painted on the courts. Wiley is not a fan of this move and he makes his thoughts pretty clear.

Meanwhile, on Twitter, users calling out Crews are proving his point, and he’s pushing right back.

And right here is the tweet that lets you know that Terry is correct. Blatant racist Talbert Swan is opposing him. (Scroll through Swan’s Twitter feed sometime if you don’t believe that he’s blatantly racist.)

Yeah, I’d be ok with Talbert Swan asking, “What the hell is wrong with you?” about my views. So should Terry Crews.

Because Crews saying the same thing as this guy, and it’s a message that BLM activists really, really need to hear.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll