The CNN commentator and AGT host debated about the true intentions of the BLM movement and the reason Terry‘s recent tweets have been the subject of many other debates.
“The Black Lives Matter movement was started because it was about police brutality,” Don said. “If you want an All Black Lives Matter movement that talks about gun violence in…Black communities, then start that movement with that name. But that’s not what Black Lives Matter is about.”
“If someone started a movement that said Cancer Matters and then someone comes in and says, ‘Why aren’t you talking about HIV’, it’s not the same thing,” he added.
Terry disagreed, saying, “Here’s the thing. It’s a great mantra. It’s a true mantra. Black lives do matter but when you’re talking about an organization, you’re talking about the leaders, you’re talking about the people who are responsible for putting these things together.”
“Black people need to hold other Black people accountable. This is the Black America’s version of the MeToo movement. If anything is going to change, our ourselves need to look at our own communities and look at each other and say this thing cannot go down,” he added.
Terry has been called out by many fans and notable celebrities for his controversial tweets on the situation.
Watch the full exchange below: