In a tweet posted Thursday afternoon, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star Terry Crews called for a boycott of the Atlanta-based strip club Magic City.
Crews’ tweet also included the hashtag #BlackLoveMatters.
The post, which came without context, is likely a reflection of his own personal battle against pornography, an issue about which he has been very vocal.
He first spoke out about it in 2016.
“Some people say, ‘Hey, man … you can’t really be addicted to pornography,’” he explained at the time. “But I’m gonna tell you something: if day turns into night, and you are still watching, you probably have got a problem. And that was me.”
The Twitter account associated with Magic City responded to Crews’ tweet with the names of Jacob Blake and Breonna Taylor. Blake, armed with a knife, was fatally shot multiple times by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin, this week. Taylor was asleep in her bed in Louisville, Kentucky, when she was fatally shot during a no-knock warrant.
Crews, a Christian, has been inundated with tweets criticizing him for, as Complex put it, “disparaging an Atlanta institution (also known for its wings).”
The 52-year-old actor has garnered a lot of negative attention in recent months for calling for unity and warning against “black supremacy.” Staunch supports of the Black Lives Matter movement have condemned the entertainer, some even calling him “worthless.”
And during an appearance with CNN’s Don Lemon, the anchor rebuked him for calling attention to gun violence in black communities around the country. Lemon told Crews that, if he wants to talk about “all black” lives, he should start his own movement separate and apart from the official Black Lives Matter campaign.
“The Black Lives Matter movement was started because it was talking about police brutality,” Lemon said. “If you want an all-black Black Lives Matter movement that talks about gun violence in communities, including black communities, then start that movement with that name. But that’s not what Black Lives Matter is about. It’s not all-encompassing.”