Crews was initially responding to a New York Times op-ed criticising Barack Obama’s treatment of young black men. The actor said he was bothered that a woman had written the piece: “You can speak with us— just not FOR US. There is a big difference.”
Crews was slammed for the tweets, with one user saying: “your tweet about how kids need both maternal and paternal love was actually f****** offensive. one of my close friends has two mothers and she is doing just fine! please learn how to express your points better.”
Crews held strong on his point, saying: “I explained it just like I meant to. You need both.”
Later, he apologised for the controversial tweet in question, calling it the “wrong choice of words”.