Terry Crews Apologizes for Same-Sex Parenting Remarks After Talk with Bisexual Co-Star

Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews apologized on Tuesday for remarks he made calling children of same-sex parents “severely malnourished” because they aren’t raised by a mother and father. Crews said he was enlightened after having a talk with his bisexual co-star Stephanie Beatriz.

Tweeted Crews: “Had a great talk with @iamstephbeatz this morning on set that shed a lot of light on why the LBGTQ community were hurt by my comments. I want to apologize for anyone who was triggered or felt targeted. I was speaking out of my very personal experiences as a Black Father.”

“And while these experiences for me are very true and real, these can differ greatly from the experiences of others,” he added. “Being able to sit with @iamstephbeatz gave me a perspective I had not seen before.”

Crews went on: “I believe men need to be more vulnerable in order to fix the many problems that we created and this starts with me. We don’t always have to agree, but we must always listen. I love every person on earth, and want to see every man, woman and child flourish.”

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Terry Crews says kids with same-sex parents are ‘severely malnourished’

Terry Crews closeup shot he is looking up to his right and is smiling

Brooklyn 99 actor Terry Crews has come under fire for his comments on children with same-sex parents.

The American actor and comedian has been called out on Twitter for saying kids with two mothers or two fathers will lack paternal and maternal figures.

It all started with Crews criticizing a New York Times opinion piece. He particularly highlighted that a woman had written an op-ed about young black men.

When Twitter users tried to point out women shouldn’t be excluded from the conversation about how to raise young boys, Crews then replied addressing single-parent parenting. His answer seemed to be reinforcing traditional gender roles.

Crews apologized for his tweet

In a tweet since deleted, Crews said: ‘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.’

He also added: ‘No matter where you get that paternal and maternal love. MY purpose is to give paternal love.’

Told by another user that ‘love is not gendered. A child will not starve with only one gender loving them,’ Crews replied, ‘But they will be severely malnourished’.

The actor and fervent Christian later deleted the tweet and apologized.

In a further tweet, Crews went on to point out that ‘all human beings are equal, but we’re not identical’.

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Author: Stefania Sarrubba

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