Tamera Mowry-Housley very passionately (and with an interesting accent) defended her husband Adam Housley against claims of racism recently on “The Real.” Now, in an attempt to clear his own name, Adam Housley has come forward to defend himself. In a series of tweets, Housley explained his voting record and even shamed a few of his accusers.
When we wrote about Tamera defending Housley, we shared some of the reasons why people might have perceived him as racist. There was the association with Fox News, the fact that he referenced “both sides,” in a Thanksgiving Instagram post, which reminded some of Trump’s words, and the defensive posture he takes with his critics.
Then, there are also the unproven theories that Housley voted for President Trump in the last election.
But perhaps it would be best for Housley to ignore the critics because every time he defends himself or responds to someone who is convinced that he’s a racist, people become incensed and obsessed with proving their point. One way to do that is digging through old tweets. And that’s exactly what they did with Housley. And of course, they found some things that left folks at least questioning his ideology.
Personally, I don’t know if they point to concrete racism, it just speaks to the type of ignorance and disconnection most White men exhibit throughout their lives, not ever having to deal with the real life consequences and trauma of racism.
But you can judge for yourself. See what he had to say for himself, the tweets people have problems with and the people who’ve questioned him on the following pages.
But y’all know how the internet works. It’s essentially an archive for the thoughts and opinions you’ve held over the years. And after this multi-tweet defense, folks were quick to point to several tweets that illustrate a conservative, problematic and ignorant point of view concerning the riots in Ferguson, the death of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman.