Tamera Mowry-Housley makes an appearance on the Bethenny show to talk about the controversy surrounding her interracial marriage to husband Adam Mosely. And the prejudice isn’t just from one race, she’s getting it from all kinds. She says she’s been called a “white man’s whore” and “less of a black woman” because of her marriage.
So what does she think about the hatred?
Well quite frankly, she’s sick of it!
Check out highlights from the interview below:
Bethenny: Your mom is black and ur father is white?
Tamera: Yes. My mom is a beautiful black woman and my father is a very handsome white man.
Bethenny: So you are interracial?
Tamera: Well I’m mixed, I’m bi-racial yes, and I’m in an interracial marriage, yes.
Bethenny: And you’ve gotten a lot of heat for that.
Tamera: Which is so weird.
Bethenny: More than most people do you feel like cause I don’t hear it as much.
Tamera: Really girl?
Bethenny: We’re talking about it with you because I know it’s something that you’ve dealt with.
Tamera: Yeah, I hear it from a lot of my friends, even my makeup artist. She’s in an interracial relationship and she gets it. I think maybe because social media is what it is right now. I have a Twitter account and people feel like they can just come to it and say whatever but I’ve learned to love my block button and I’m just choosing to see the positive side of it. We have more people loving on us than hating on us and we are choosing to focus on that now.
Bethenny: It’s amazing that something like Twitter which represents the most modern form of technology, that the things that people are saying on it are the most archaic feelings in the world. Right, I mean it’s ironic.
Tamera: Please they don’t even know me, they don’t know my friends.
Bethenny: But what does that even matter? What about if you had all black friends or all white friends? What does it even matter?
Tamera: Honestly, who cares? That’s where I’m at right now? Do you know by the year 2050 Time Magazine says that most people are going to be mixed so honestly the people who are posting those things need to get over it. They need to get hip!
ON HER RACIST CRITICS:
I was actually hurt because my parents had experienced it way back in the day and I was hurt because we as a community have come so far and we fight against it all the time. I was hurt that people still felt that way but the opposite way, you see what I’m saying? So if anything, I was devastated, hurt, and like I said I’m just going to pray and look at the positive.
I still can’t get over the fact that there are such ignorant, hateful people out there. So ridiculous!