Terry Crews suffers no fools—especially in the past few weeks.
He’s taken on Tariq Nasheed, 50 Cent and Pastor Talbert Swain for either teasing him for being groped by another man or insinuating that because Crews wants to hold Black men who sexually abuse women accountable, he is somehow a traitor to his race.
And now it’s DL Hughley’s turn to be caught in the crosshairs of Crews’ Twitter fingers.
See, Hughley thought it was a good idea to comment on Crews accusations of being sexually assaulted by Hollywood rep Adam Venit at an event in 2016 . The comedian told VLAD TV that he didn’t understand how “a dude with all those muscles,” couldn’t stop another man from groping him.
Clearly, Crews saw the clip and confronted Hughley on Twitter about it.
“You told the world “God Gave Me Muscles So I Could Say No…” Are you implying I “wanted” to be sexually assaulted? I’m listening, sir…”
After Crews explained that he did fight back, Hughley doubled down on his nonsense, telling Crews that he should have slapped Venit.
To which Crews replied, “So sir… If you truly feel that is a correct way to deal with toxic behavior… Should I slap the shit out of you?”
After watching this unfold on social media, Black Twitter was not here for DL’s callousness and let him have it was well.
#SlapHimTerry: Terry Crews Drags DL Hughley For Questioning His Manhood And Victim-Blaming was originally published on hellobeautiful.com
.@terrycrews to @DLhughley out on these Twitter streets— Tananarive Due (@TananariveDue) January 27, 2019
Crews stands up for women and victims of sexual assault.
Haters are about ignorance and victim shaming.
So very puny. pic.twitter.com/ZqFC3zaxe0
DL HUGHLEY?! SPEAKING ON WHAT A MAN SHOULD DO?!??!!!!! DL HUUUUUGHLEYYY????— Simone (@SimonesFiasco) January 27, 2019
the man who cheated on his wife, had a child on his wife, wished death upon that same child and found relief once that child was horribly killed?!!!!
THAT DL HUGHLEY??????!!!!!
Dl take your old Tired toxic self somewhere and have several seats . You have officially become drunk uncle 🤦🏾♀️ pic.twitter.com/8tAXqmHpu9— Kathia Woods (@kathia_woods) January 27, 2019
DL, thank you for highlighting what toxic masculinity looks like, I was asked for an example and here you go. @terrycrews you don’t need to respond. Folks who have walked in your shoes understand and these either/or scenarios don’t apply in all sexual assault scenarios. You good.— Mama_Scholar (@MizRosado) January 28, 2019
When Terry Crews runs up on DL Hughley, DL gonna have to play it off like it was a misunderstanding.— Rod (@rodimusprime) January 27, 2019
"Ooooh TERRY Crews? Man I thought I was talking to Ted Cruz! My bad man..."
How does a comedian like DL Hughley speak so eloquently about how black men are mistreated and profiled, but completely ignores that Terry Crews could’ve gotten shot and/or jailed, losing his family and his career, if he slapped this rich white man at this party? https://t.co/vaQ4CfAkCe— William E. Ketchum III (@WEKetchum) January 27, 2019
DL Hughley admitted he didn't do anything when his daughter was sexually assaulted by his friend. He expects Terry Crews to slap his accuser but all it took was friendship to make Hughley put his hands in his pockets about his own child. #SlapHimTerry pic.twitter.com/MLzjHSZQ0x— Optimus Fine (@sunnydaejones) January 27, 2019
KevinHart— @PiaGlenn (@PiaGlenn) January 27, 2019
Lots of us have been calling them out for various reasons for yeaaarrrsss but if Terry has the mic and the time today, that'll do I guess
I would like to introduce #SlapHimTerry as an extension of the #MeToo movement — this branch is in support of men holding other men accountable. Despite the name, this is a non-violent group.— CHIKA 🏆 (@oranicuhh) January 27, 2019
Unless you’re DL Hughley.
Waking up to Terry Crews asking DL Hughley if he should slap him pic.twitter.com/FUuYkM44sz— Mars. (@MarsinCharge) January 27, 2019
Black sexists & misogynists: Terry Crews is soft for sharing his #MeToo experiences. *Questions his strength, masculinity, and sexuality.*— Ernest Owens (@MrErnestOwens) January 27, 2019
Crews offers to slap DL Hughley for being a rape apologist.
Them now: He's being so aggressive and mean to Black men.
Y'all full of shit.
Terry Crews was courageous speaking out. Crews put himself in a position to have credibility & manhood threatened.— 𝐄𝐱𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐫 𝐏𝐨𝐩𝐞 (@exavierpope) January 27, 2019
DL Hughley is expressing frustration of duality of racism & sexual assault but wasn’t in Crews shoes & it strips him of his agency AGAIN.
Apologize & squash it.
Me: counting the money I'd pay 2 see Terry Crews slap tf outta DL Hughley... pic.twitter.com/lS93cWSxIn— Pisces SZN ♓👑🎂 (@prettitoni28) January 27, 2019
I wish I could say that I was surprised by DL Hughley’s toxic masculinity and victim-blaming, but I’m not. This entire thread is a sad mess.— Nani 🇬🇭 (@lenubienne) January 27, 2019
You are doing good work, Mr. Crews. We survivors thank you. https://t.co/sy4ndVwisw
I’m so glad I’m not as accomplished as DL Hughley. Bc I’m definitely the kind of idiot that would think, ‘I’m an ORIGINAL king of comedy, I can totally whoop a former NFL linebacker’s ass.’— Rae Sanni (@raesanni) January 27, 2019
DL Hughley went straight #BirdBox on Twitter after Terry Crews offered to slap the shit outta him like he suggests as an appropriate response for male sexual assault victims. #BelieveSurvivors #SlapHimTerry pic.twitter.com/aQJbyVIbBO— The Blacks 🖤🤸🏾♂️✊🏾 (@gusfw) January 27, 2019
DL Hughley represents exactly how most Black men have responded to Terry's abuse and tbh that's exactly why they're the weakest fucking link in the community. they will always be our downfall.— certified babygirl 🌙 |🏁💙 (@TeeThaGoddess) January 27, 2019
DL Hughley is such a bum bitch.— lil crazy tail self (@shes_rADIAnt) January 28, 2019