Tyrese Shares His Thoughts on Black Families, Says He 'Sometimes' Wishes He Was ‘Born Latino’

The 'Fast X' actor pissed off quite a few people on social media with his comments.

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Tyrese Gibson has made some controversial remarks in the past, but his latest dissertation on Black families, shared just in time for Black History Month, might take the cake.

On Instagram, the Fast X star shared a heartwarming video of a Mexican man being surprised with a new truck gifted from his family. Text on the video shares that the man's kids purchased his dream truck to thank him for the meaningful sacrifices that he made throughout their lives. For some reason, Gibson used this beautiful moment as a vehicle share some critiques of the Black community.

In a caption accompanying the video, the 45-year-old wrote a lengthy message aimed at Black families that he probably wanted to get off for a while.

"Sometimes I wish I was born Latino," Gibson began. "I mean the Latin community is grounded in family, loyal, entrepreneurs, businessman, and women literally represent the dream, the grind the hustle doing whatever it takes to stick together against all odds."

Gibson continued by bringing up Black families.

"If us is black culture was more grounded in these integral magical nuances of us we would be dominant," he wrote.

Gibson went on to praise other groups of folks for their strong family values and patriarchal structures while insulting Black people.

"I’ve learned a lot from the Jewish community sticking together eating dinner every Friday together. I’ve learned a lot about the Muslim community throughout all my travels in the Middle East," he wrote. "They have a father structure where they honor their fathers the Middle East the thinking in the mentality is that they would much rather have a son over a daughter because they know that there is nothing like the leadership of a FATHER and a man being the head of the household…."

The actor apparently has no idea Black people are also Latinos, Muslims, and Jewish, but that's besides the point.

"Of course we ARE we are beyond powerful, influential and successful, but imagine if we all linked up like other communities have linked?" he concluded. "Poured and built up on each other Instead of moving like fragmented and dysfunctional…. We have what it TAKES to take over the WORLD!!! We are nothing trying to do it ALONE!! Please chime in…. Would love to know your thoughts on this…."

And chime in they did. People went off in his comments, some hitting back hard claiming Gibson has no one but himself to blame for his situation, with others simply disowning the action saying that latinos can "have him."

"Dude, didn’t you create TWO broken homes," one user wrote.

Some criticized the actor for putting down his own community, especially during Black History Month. If Gibson's already making statements like this, then we have a long BHM ahead.

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