Terry Crews apologizes for calling children of same-sex parents ‘severely malnourished’

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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Terry Crews has apologized for saying that children of same-sex parents will be “severely malnourished,” calling his remark “poorly worded.”

The comment was sparked after the “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star began to criticize a New York Times’ op-ed titled “Why Does Obama Scold Black Boys?”

Later, the conversation shifted to single parents and same-sex parents.

“I’ve reiterated many times that same sex couples and single parents can successfully raise a child. But I believe paternal AND maternal love are like vitamins and minerals to humanity. No matter where you get that paternal and maternal love. MY purpose is to give paternal love,” Crews tweeted.

One user challenged him on his same-sex parenting comment saying “Love is not gendered. A child will not starve with only one gender loving them.”

“But they will be severely malnourished,” Crews replied.

After the comment was met with criticism, Crews deleted the tweet and apologized.

“I apologize to anyone who was hurt by my “severely malnourished” tweet. It was in response to someone who said kids wouldn’t ‘starve,’” Crews wrote. “It was poorly worded so I deleted it.”

However, Crews still stood firm in his belief that children need to be raised by a mother and a father.

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