It was reported yesterday that Sister Sister star Tamera Mowry opened up about the amount of online abuse her and her husband, Adam Housely, have been receiving for years about their interracial marriage. Tamera was recently on Oprah’s ‘Where Are They Now’, and broke down into tears detailing the levels of horrific racial slurs and verbal abuse from online commenters. The couple has been happily married for 3 years and have a beautiful child, Aden, together.
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In the video, it is heart wrenching to see Tamera break down into tears over the trouble and harmful abuse the couple has faced. Tia and Tamera come from a mixed family, their mother being black and their father white, and were not raised to see color – only love. Tamera’s twin sister Tia married a black man, and is quoted saying, ‘They say, ‘Oh Tia’s a true black woman because she married a black man,’ Tamera said. ‘Oh – I’m less of a black person because I married white?'”.
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The fact that abuse, negativity and harmful comments are still occurring in today’s world is deeply upsetting. You can watch the video below:
How do you feel about this situation? What would your words of advice be to Tamera?