Terry Crews gets dragged after calling for ‘Magic City’ boycott
Terry Crews faces backlash after suggesting a boycott of Magic City in a tweet he later deleted
The latest episode in Terry Crews Twitter saga finds him being dragged for suggesting the boycott of a popular strip club.
Crews decided to use social media to demand a boycott of the Atlanta strip club, Magic City. The now-deleted tweet stated, “Boycott Magic City,” with the hashtag #BlackLoveMatters.
Magic City, for Black-culture, is more than a simple strip club. The nationally-known arena has provided the backdrop for Hip-Hop songs and videos, and existed for over three-decades and grown to prominence in Atlanta nightlife.
The venue most recently made headlines when Los Angeles Clippers player Lou Williams visited while on an excused exit from the NBA bubble. theGrio reported that while in Georgia for a funeral, the basketball player visited Magic City for wings which are named after him on the menu. A dancer claimed to have performed for him and tipped well by the point guard.
Many users viewed Crews call to boycott as a slam on Black culture, aligning with his other alternative views shared on Twitter. Previously, the White Chicks actor has used the platform to share ideas on “Black supremacy,” the Black Lives Matter movement, and a new acronym for coon.
Twitter users began to call Crews out for his repeated behavior. Punch, the president of the music label Top Dawg Entertainment which is home to artists such as Kendrick Lamar and SZA, said the Hollywood host “is the exact definition of self-hate.”
Comedian and actress Quinta Brunson questioned Crews in his entirety.
Martellus Bennet, Super Bowl champion, called out Crews for hypocrisy.
He has since expanded his stance, sharing that the message was “well-intentioned, was ill-timed.” The actor detailed the call to abstain from the strip club was with the women in mind.
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