Tamera Mowry-Housley wears so many hats: actress, talk show host, mother, wife, and now, Tinder Ambassador. The 40-year-old is happy to be able to be a part of the dating app’s rollout for their new interracial emojis.
“There’s never been an emoji to represent interracial couples like @adamhousley and me,” she said on Instagram. “But there’s gonna be, thanks to @tinder. I think love is beautiful, so put a *waving hand emoji* in the comments with #RepresentLove if you’re with me! #Tinder_Ambassador”
The former Sister, Sister star has always been open about her experience of being in an interracial love with her husband, Adam Housley, noting that it hasn’t always been easy due to outside criticism of her relationship. Just last year while on The Real, the co-host shut down rumors that her spouse was racist, and in 2014 while on OWN’s Where Are They Now, she expressed how other’s judgment has affected her: “I’ve never experienced so much hate ever in my life, ever,” she said. “I get called ‘White man’s whore,’ the new one was, ‘Back in the day, you cost $300 but now you’re giving it to them for free.’ Stuff that, me as a person, could never even fathom. I can’t even think of these words. It’s very hard for me to think of it because I’m a product of it. My mom is a beautiful black woman and my dad is an amazing white man. I grew up seeing a family.”
But it seems as if the cycle just keeps perpetuating itself by folks, now, dragging the mother of two online for her support of wanting representation for a marriage like hers:
It’s interesting how other interracial couples like former Bachelorette, Rachel Lindsay, and her fiancé Bryan Abasolo are a part of the campaign, as well, but Mowry-Housley seems to be getting the brunt of the judgment. It’s almost as if others don’t want her to talk about her life and what she’s going through.
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There's never been an emoji to represent interracial couples like Bryan and me. But there's gonna be, thanks to @tinder. It's about time, because we need this to #RepresentLove in all its beautiful forms. 🤚in the comments with #RepresentLove if you're with me. #Tinder_Ambassador
And that’s the thing, shutting down someone because you don’t care to hear about what they chose to say is not okay. If that’s the case, just unfollow them, block them, whatever you have to do. It’s a lot easier to not form an opinion if you don’t see anything. At the end of the day, everyone deserves to see versions of themselves because it makes them feel appreciated, and know that they are seen. She’s seen, whether you care or not.
TELL US: Do you think Tamera deserved the criticism she got for supporting the dating app?