Tamera Mowry Gets Emotional Over Internet Racism

    January 12, 2014
    Rachel Kolman
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Famous child star Tamera Mowry appeared on the OWN network this weekend with twin sister Tia in Oprah’s “Where Are They Now?” series, which airs Friday nights on the network. The show catches up with Oprah’s past guests and highlights where the celebrities are in their current lives, noting the ups and downs of success and fame.

On this episode, Tamera discussed the overwhelming amount of internet racism she’s experienced since marrying Fox News correspondent Adam Housley in 2011, a topic that made her break into tears. “I get called ‘white man’s whore’,” Tamera admits in the video. “I’ve never experienced so much hate.”

The backlash is overwhelming since Tamera herself came from a mixed household. “It’s very hard for me to think of it because I’m a product of it. My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is an amazing white man. I grew up seeing a family. So it’s very shocking to go through this.”

Since the segment aired, fans have been taking to Twitter to defend Tamera and show their support.

And Tamera followed it up with her own gratitude:

Earlier this month, the sisters also decided to call it quits on their reality show — seems that the families are ready to live a quiet, peaceful life away from the criticisms of the public eye.

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  • shelley lumpkin

    sorry sweetie, this race thing is idiotic im so tired of hearing it just always remember there is going to come a time when color is not going to matter. when people get to heaven some people are sure going to be surprised that they are not going to get to stay because of their prejudice so all i can say is im sorry and hold your head high. oh yea im a old white woman and i feel very sorry for those who are racist

  • danielle byrd

    I can’t believe we still identify ourselves as a race when that has absolutely nothing to do with who we are as an individual. i can see if every “black” person or any other race, did everything the same way. But we are ALL different. race is not a species, it’s a state of mind….a misguided one.

  • Renee

    As much as I feel for her she needs to realize racism in this country is alive and well. No matter how you grew up, you do need to understand BOTH sides of your history to see how people treated and still treat people of certain races. This is nothing new to hear. Kudos to her for loving a man who loves her for her and vice verse. Screw what the haters have to say but it would benefit her to teach her children love and also the reality of what exists in the world because quite frankly hatred and ignorance is a reality we all face one way or another. Some worse than others. Love is blind to color, but the world unfortunately is not.

  • stop hatenow

    I am sorry that these nice ladies are having these racist issues, but blacks with money sometime forget about racism. Sorry for your pain but hate comes in all races. I read a post where light skin blacks were speaking hateful to darker ones, sad part the father was a military officer who raised children to speak that way, is call colorism today..