Terry Crews Gets Backlash for Saying It’s ‘Fine to Be Transgender’ But Unacceptable to Be ‘Transracial’

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 07:  Actor Terry Crews attends Premiere Of Summit Entertainment's "Draft Day" at Regency Bruin Theatre on April 7, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

Terry Crews Gets Backlash for Saying It’s ‘Fine to Be Transgender’ But Unacceptable to Be ‘Transracial’

Social media filled him in on the difference.

Published May 4, 2017

Terry Crews wants answers for a controversial question that he publicly asked via Instagram, and it's really getting under a lot of people's skin.

The Brooklyn Nine-Nine star took to the social media app to ask, "Why is it considered perfectly fine to be transgender, but deemed totally unacceptable to be TRANSRACIAL?"

Take a look at the post below:

  1. Why is it considered perfectly fine to be transgender, but deemed totally unacceptable to be TRANSRACIAL?

    A post shared by Terry Crews (@terrycrews) on

  2. With many assuming the question was sparked from the 2015 debate when former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal claimed to be "transracial," fans of the actor took to Twitter to share their opinions.

    Adding a bit more context to his words, Crews wrote in the comments section below the post, "All of my children have a white grandfather. Why can't I say they're white?"

    Some users took the time to enlighten the actor on what the many differences between transgender and "transracial" are, while others simply had no time to do anything but extend pity and disappointment.

    See how social media responded to his interesting question below:

Watch the actor speak about addiction in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by John Justice

(Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

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