“But when you look at the organization, police brutality is not the only thing they’re talking about ... “ Terry Crews starts to get into the trojan horse evolution of the BLM movement and Don Lemon promptly cuts him off. pic.twitter.com/MLzSiNN9Bp— Geoffrey Ingersoll (@GPIngersoll) July 7, 2020
CNN’s Don Lemon and actor Terry Crews had a tense disagreement Monday evening during a discussion on the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Crews sparked backlash Saturday after he tweeted: “Are all white people bad? No. Are all black people good? No. Knowing this reality- I stand on my decision to unite with good people, no matter the race, creed or ideology. … Given the number of threats against this decision-I also decide to die on this hill.”
Lemon brought up the tweet, sparking a discussion about the BLM movement – which Crews issued warnings against, although he pushed back on the movement as a whole being extreme. The actor did say the BLM movement has, at times, hints of extremism to it and brought up black-on-black crime, which he said doesn’t seem to matter for BLM.
The CNN host disagreed and began to talk over Crews to explain how BLM shouldn’t care about black-on-black crime.