Tamera Mowry-Housley’s husband Adam Housley is shaming people that have slammed them for marrying outside of their race.
The “Tia & Tamera” star broke down in tears on last week’s episode of OWN’s “Where Are They Now?” after she was asked about the backlash against her marriage. It’s not the first time that Tamera has addressed the issue because it’s something that she and Adam have faced for years.
Before, Adam simply kept his defenses on Twitter, but he began speaking up a little louder about it this week after Tamera’s tearful revelation. “The fact that in this day and age, we get attacked for our interracial relationship is beyond sad…it is pathetic,”Adam told TV Newser.
“Yes, I am white. Yes, she is half-black,” he continued. “The problem isn’t pigmentation…the problem is backwards, bigoted thought from people who should know better.”
Adam continued to defend his wife and their relationship during an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor.” Some have criticized Tamera for speaking out about interracial relationships again, accusing her of just beating a dead horse for attention. Adam, however, framed Tamera’s recent comments a little differently.
“What happened on Friday was not Tamera looking for a soap box. It was a situation where she was asked a question, she wasn’t expecting,” said Adam, who noted that interracial relationships abound in his family since his nieces and nephews are also mixed race.
But the hate hasn’t just been reserved for Tamera and Adam, the Fox News correspondent revealed that his son has also been hit by some “inappropriate and hurtful” comments. “It’s frustrating when you pull up a picture of your son, and the first thing you see below the picture is ‘White man’s whore,’ or the first thing you see below the picture is, ‘oh, she’s sullied her color because she married outside of the race,’” Adam shared.
“Just because Tamera married a White man doesn’t mean she’s any less Black,” Adam continued. “Just because I married a Black woman doesn’t mean that my eyes are clouded and I don’t know what I’m seeing. It has nothing to do with color.”
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