TV Star Tamera Mowry Called ‘White Man’s Whore’ over Marriage to Fox News Reporter
Sister Sister star Tamera Mowry tearfully told Oprah Winfrey’s network that her marriage to Fox News correspondent Adam Housely had earned her scores of racially-tinged abuse on Twitter and elsewhere.
“See, this is where I get emotional, because it’s hurtful,” Mowry said on Oprah: Where Are They Now. “Because when my husband and I are so openly—we’re fine with showing love. Love. But people choose to look past love and spew hate. That’s what hurts me, because I’ve never experienced so much hate ever in my life, ever.”
“I get called ‘white man’s whore,'” she said. “The new one was ‘back in the day you cost $300, but now you’re giving it to him for free.'”
Tamera starred with her identical sister in Sister, Sister, a 1990s sitcom, and recently in a reality show on the Style Network about the twins’ homelives, in which Housely appeared. She married Housely, an LA-based correspondent, in 2011. Her sister married actor Cory Hardrict, and Tamera said one of the most hurtful comments she’d received contrasted their husbands’ race.
“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?”
Watch the video below, via OWN TV:
[h/t Daily Mail]
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