“Pick Up A Book, Educate Yourself”: Tia Mowry-Hardrict Slams People Talking Rudely About Her Son Cree And His Hair

August 14, 2014  |  

One minute the hair of a child of a public figure isn’t groomed enough, the next, the hair of another child of a public figure is too groomed. Is it so hard to let people live?

Tia Mowry-Hardrict posted some beautiful images on her Instagram account the other day of herself and son Cree spending time together, and in the pictures, the boy is snapped with a topknot and a small bun at the back of his head. Cree has always had a big head full of curly hair, so to keep it tamed for their outing, she tried a new style. However, people who follow her page weren’t too fond of the hairstyle, saying that it wasn’t appropriate for a little boy, but instead, a girl. The debate went on for a while, and the Instant Mom star decided to respond with a whole new post:

I am proud to have a SON that embraces his natural hair :). Hair length does not define your sex. Last I checked a pen*s and a vag*na does. Pick up a book, educate yourself, and embrace cultures outside of your own and maybe you will see that there are PLENTY of MEN wearing top knots and MEN with long hair. Here’s a shout out to all the moms who have boys and girls with natural hair! Live ON!

This isn’t the first time that she has had to get with people for their comments about her son. She did so in 2012 when individuals online criticized the then-1-year-old’s looks:

“I really don’t understand why people feel the need to belittle a child, someone who doesn’t even have a voice yet to express themselves. I just think it’s disgusting—disgusting that we live in a society that focuses on looks.”

 

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