“Sister, Sister” Reunion: Stars Tia and Tamera Mowry Take on Trolls [VIDEO]
Twin sisters Tia and Tamera Mowry are no longer starring in their popular show, but they reunited on “The Real” and discussed cyber-bully attacks from body-shamers. You go Tia!
Tia Mowry-Hardrict was a guest on “The Real” on Friday and opened up about being bullied online over her weight.
She told the hosts and viewers, “I don’t know if any of you you guys know, but I was recently attacked for my weight. And I am a size six, I’m proud of what I am.” Her sister, Tamera, jumped in saying, “I’m an eight, you’re a six!”
Tia continued, explaining, “Anyway, this woman said that you know, I was fat. And I’m like wow you know, the average size in America is a size 12/14, and so I guess you’re calling you know, everybody, a lot of women fat, which I think is really ridiculous. And you know, I had ended up putting this screen shot on my Instagram of this women’s comment and I had tagged her…”
Tamera hilariously chimes in, “Don’t mess with Tia!”
The 37-year-old added, “Well she was a supporter of the organization. But the problem was you know, this was a woman that worked for young African American women and I thought it was shocking that she would put down someone and work for a company like that. I just felt like you know, people have to be responsible for their actions…
“I have to be responsible for what I do and what I say on Instagram, but not only that, it’s about social media bullying. And the main reason why I wanted to talk about that and the main reason why I put a spotlight on the topic is because there was a singer Kehlani and you know, Iggy Azalea, they had both come out saying that they wanted to commit suicide because of the internet bullying. And I’m like guys, ‘Like, this is a huge problem.'”
Tia concluded, “Why are we doing this to each other? We need to support each other. I think that women are beautiful at any size that they are.”
In December, Tia received rude comments from trolls when she shared a photo of herself in a Stella McCartney dress on Instagram.
She wrote, “I don’t normally do this, but I wanted to prove a point. I just posted a few days ago about embracing and uplifting others about body image. Here, @miekk_ felt the need to say I was getting fat. I took a look at your profile and I was sad to see that you WORK for YOUNG African American girls aiding in their studies. I hope this isn’t what you would tell your girls? Does your BOSS know that this is how you degrade other WOMAN?”