Terry Crews explained what toxic masculinity is with a heartbreaking example from his family's past

Narjas Zatat@Narjas_Zatat
Monday 04 February 2019 09:15
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Terry Crews is an outspoken advocate of the #MeToo movement, and he's taken every opportunity to talk about toxic masculinity and the ways in which men suffer from the detrimental impact of patriarchy.

Recently the actor took to Twitter to respond to a question about what it means to be a "toxic man".

His response was both personal and a little bit heartbreaking.

"My father," he wrote.

And toxicity is when he was punching my mother in the face. Next question?

Lots of people expressed support for Crews.

In a later tweet, he further defined what toxic masculinity is using the racist and homophobic attack against actor Jussie Smollett, who ended up being hospitalised.

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