Terry Crews has apologised for his feedback about same-sex mother and father.
The Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor began a backlash when he commented on an opinion article written about former US President Barack Obama.
“Another factor that bothers me is that this OP-ED was written by a WOMAN about how boys ought to be taught to develop into profitable younger males. How would she know?” he tweeted.
Crews then tried to elucidate his remark after his view was criticised as being misogynistic and in opposition to same-sex mother and father.
“I’ve reiterated many occasions that same-sex and single mother and father can efficiently increase a toddler,” he wrote in a now-deleted tweet.
“But I imagine paternal AND maternal love are like nutritional vitamins and minerals to humanity.”
A Twitter consumer wrote to him saying: “Love shouldn’t be gendered. A toddler won’t starve with just one gender loving them.”
The America’s Got Talent host responded: “But they are going to be severely malnourished.”
Crews deleted his tweet, later saying it was “poorly worded” and apologised for any offence he had induced.
He later responded to some replies to his tweets, defending his stance.
“I’ve reiterated many occasions that same-sex and single mother and father can efficiently increase a toddler,” he wrote.
“But I imagine paternal AND maternal love are like nutritional vitamins and minerals to humanity. No matter the place you get that paternal and maternal love. MY objective is to offer paternal love.
“Single mothers too. They do it on a regular basis.”