Terry Crews, of Brooklyn Nine-Nine and pec dancing fame, recently took a moment to share his views on the ongoing nationwide anti-racism protests, which have roiled the U.S. since the police killing of George Floyd on May 25.
Regarding the movement, which has called for an end to systemic racism across the country, particularly in regards to police department policies, Crews posted the following to his Twitter page.
"Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth."
"Like it or not, we are all in this together."
After Crews published that post, many people on Twitter came out to express their stern disagreement.
One was none other than Tyler James Williams, a former co-star of Crews' on Everybody Hates Chris. Williams took a moment to send a series of tweets, all meant to explain what he felt Crews was missing.
Crews responded to Williams' criticism on the defense, and the back and forth began.
Plenty of other Twitter users, less well-acquainted with Crews, of course, didn't hesitate to call Crews out either.
Many took the same tact as Williams, citing concerns that his tweet risks backfiring, and encouraging white supremacy, the very thing the protests have aimed to abolish.
Other responses simply shared why they felt his concept of "Black Supremacy" was an impossibiity. They cited the long history of black people lacking power in U.S. history.
And finally, some tweets didn't respond directly to the specifics of his argument. They opted to launch some general criticism of Crews' decision to post it.
Crews clearly did not heed the advice to remove the tweet, as it still remains on his feed.
It has over 140 thousand likes—the large platform that the responses were worried about.
One tweet summarized it all quite well.