Terry Crews spent Sunday night on Twitter, defending his post that said “Black supremacy” will be created if black people do not work with white people to end white supremacy.

The Brooklyn 99 star and host of America’s Got Talent tweeted, “Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth. Like it or not, we are all in this together.”

The tweet has garnered 20,000 replies in less than 24 hours. Most are negative, calling out Crews for perpetuating a false narrative in the wake of protests fighting for racial justice after the death of George Floyd.

Actor Tyler James Williams, who played Crews’ son on the sitcom Everybody Hates Chris, tweeted at Crews saying, “I’m not trying to call you out @terrycrews. You know it’s all love always. But we’re rightfully angry right now and fed up with anyone not with our cause wholeheartedly. I don’t want to see that energy pointed your way or diverted from the cause.”

“I understand Tyler. I was not saying Black supremacy exists, because it doesn’t. I am saying if both Black and Whites don’t continues to work together– bad attitudes and resentments can create a dangerous self-righteousness. That’s all,” Crews wrote back.

Others reached out to Crews, including author and human rights activist, Kevin Powell.

“This makes absolutely no sense, makes makes very Black self-hating assumption that Black folks would actually try to do harm to White people in major ways, when there is no proof in history of any such behavior even remotely close to White supremacist behavior. Please read books, sir.”

Crews responded, “That’s not what I’m saying Kevin. At all.”

Then Powell wrote back, “Terry, with all due respect, given your platform, you cannot just post something like that even remotely suggests that Black people would fall into “Black Supremacy” if we battle White Supremacy without White people.”

“Kevin, I’ve learned that people will take anything you say and twist it for their own evil. Anything,” Crews said in response.

Comedian Godfrey also wrote to Crews, “I love you as a friend Brother Terry. But I disagree with you 100 %. No such thing as Black Supremacy. That is a tactic that Racist whites use to counteract our rebellion to their horrific treatment of us. It’s called Gas lighting. Black pride isn’t anti white.”

And Crews responded: “I agree. I’m not discussing white people here. there are “gatekeepers of Blackness” within our own community who decide who’s Black and who’s not. I have often been called out for not being “black enough”. How can that be?”

At the end of the discussion on Sunday night Crews tweeted, “Any Black person who calls me a coon or and Uncle Tom for promoting EQUALITY is a Black Supremist, because they have determined who’s Black and who is not.”

“Please know that everything I’ve said comes from a spirit of love and reconciliation, for the Black community first, then the world as a whole, in hopes to see a better future for Black people,” Crews added on Monday morning. “I believe it is important we not suffer from groupthink, and we keep minds of our own, and be allowed to ask difficult questions to each other. I believe this dialogue is important as we get through this trauma together. I love you.”

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