After facing many questions about her weight, Tia Mowry took to Instagram to question fans who were criticizing her figure. The former “Sister Sister” star posted a screenshot of comments on a previous photo and pointed out a user who said she was “getting fat.”
Mowry, who starred as Melanie on BET’s “The Game,” writes a lengthy explanation about why people should not engage in cyberbullying.
The famous twin states that the commenter, whose username is miekk_, works at HBCU Travelers to help Black girls in their studies. Mowry said she hopes “this isn’t what you would tell your girls.” She also tags the organization’s page and asks, “Does your BOSS know that this is how you degrade other WOMAN?”
She later states that she is “shining a light on this issue hoping to see change” and goes on to say that all cyber bullying needs to stop. The Instagram user in question later deactivated their account.
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? @hbcutravelers Internet BULLYING is not cool and it needs to stop. Would you say this to my face? Is this how you speak to yourself when YOU look at yourself in the mirror. Again, I'm shining a light on this issue hoping to see change. Love and uplift! This is not just about me getting called fat. This isn't just about me. I could care less! Im standing up for the people that like to hide behind computers cyber bulling calling many gay, skinny, slut, ugly, fat, the list goes on and on. Cyber bullying needs to stop!
This isn’t the first time Mowry has dealt with critiques of her body. In 2015, after pregnancy rumors swirled about the actress, she told HuffPost Live that she was “just happy” and explained she’s gained the extra weight because of her cooking show, “Tia Mowry at Home,” which airs on the Cooking Channel.
“I’m just enjoying life and when I want to drop the pounds, I will, but right now I’m happy with who I am, enjoying life,” she told the website. “We need to be more supportive with body images, especially with women, showing that all sizes are beautiful.”
According to Deadline, the critically-acclaimed actress is currently starring as private Miami pathologist Cassie on the crime drama “Rosewood.” She previously enjoyed success as reformed party girl Stephanie on the hit Nick at Nite – and later TV Land — program “Instant Mom,” which lasted three seasons.