Terry Crews Apologizes for Black Lives Matter Comments He Made in 2020: 'It Was a Mistake'

Terry Crews appeared on Trevor Noah's show and apologized for comments he made about the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020, saying it was a "mistake."

View this video on YouTube


Terry Crews has apologized for comments he previously made about the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020.

The actor appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, following the recent release of his book Tough: My Journey to True Power. In June 2020, Crews took to Twitter to write,  “If you are a child of God, you are my brother and sister. I have family of every race, creed, and ideology. We must ensure #blacklivesmatter doesn’t morph into #blacklivesbetter.”

“Defeating White supremacy without White people creates Black supremacy. Equality is the truth,” he wrote in another tweet, Crews wrote in another message. “Like it or not, we are all in this together.”

Crews then continued in another tweet, “Any Black person who calls me a coon or and Uncle Tom for promoting EQUALITY is a Black Supremist [sic], because they have determined who’s Black and who is not.”

Crews apologized for the statements, telling Noah that he’s sorry “to anybody who was offended” by his tweets, which he said were a “mistake.”

“As an African American man, a Black man here in this country, I did not want to give the perception that we’re supposed to gloss this over and forgive the death of George Floyd, the murder of George Floyd,” he said. “The need is for us as a people to actually come together. …This is our country. We died and fought, and I’m not giving it away. This is our inheritance.”

Elsewhere in their conversation, Crews discussed some personal issues and the healing journey he’s been on. “I just wanted peace. And I guess it goes back to my approval. It goes back to my need for approval, it went back to that,” Crews told Noah. “And again, it was a mistake. It was a mistake to tweet that out at that time.”

Latest in Pop Culture