In January actress Tamera Mowry-Housley appeared on an episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” alongside her twin sister Tia Mowry-Hardict. In the interview, Tamera opened up about some of the harsh comments people have been sending her on social media sites like Instagram and Twitter regarding her interracial marriage to Fox News corespondent Adam Housley.
“It’s so weird,” she recently told Bethenny Frankel during a TV appearance. “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.”
Like her younger brother, Taj Mowry, Tamera also discussed social media users who attack her for having white friends.
“Please, they don’t even know me. They don’t know my friends. Honestly, who cares?”
In addition to ignoring rude commenters, Tamera says she combats the negativity by focusing on the positive.
“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.”
While she did find a way to cope with it all, “The Real” host admits that it doesn’t take away the sting of the hateful comments she receives.
“My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is a very handsome white man,” she explained. “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.”
Well, at least she’s not allowing it to get the best of her anymore.
Watch Tamera’s interview on the next page.