Tamera Mowry’s husband is firing back at a Twitter user who implied he’s racist.
Former Fox News correspondent Adam Housley tweeted in response to a person who claimed that his interracial marriage to “The Real” host didn’t mean he’s not a bigot.
“And the winner of the new idiot of the day goes to….drumroll….this clown #enjoyyoirsadlife,” Housley said Wednesday before posting the person’s tweet. “RT @McKenziRaye_: Being married to a person of another race doesn’t automatically make you not racist. (Example: Adam Housley & Tamera Mowry).”
Housley’s tweet got lots of support from his followers, who accused @McKenziRaye_ of lacking any kind of civility.
“Is Kindness dead!?”
“Some people just don’t have tact, class or respect. Ugh!!! The ignorant society we live in today I just can’t….. Ps. I hope my future grandbabies look just like your beautiful kiddos!”
“Strange people out there in this world so focused on division so they can rule over what they divide- there’s only one race HUMAN We’re all part of it. Nuff said.”
“I agree with her post, I think that is true, but I don’t believe Adam is racist..married to a Black woman or not.”
Yet @McKenziRaye_ isn’t the only one who thinks Housley may be racist.
Since the journalist left his role at Fox News, several other people have made similar claims.
“Tamera Mowry’s Racist Husband, Adam Housley ‘quit’ FOX News.”
“Adam Housley? This is Tamera Mowry’s hubby. The guy is an ardent Trump supporter. I doubt he left because of a ‘pro-Trump’ tone. It’s hogwash… I don’t believe it.”
Race has played a major part in how the public perceives Housley’s marriage to his actress wife. Mowry told People magazine last year that the naysayers targeted them when they got together over a decade ago but things got worse after they got hitched.
“I think the criticism is even worse now, with the racial tension that we’re seeing and the political climate,” Mowry said. “But my husband, who is so great, said, ‘You know what, Tamera? This is just teaching you to focus on the thousands of people that are for you, as opposed to the very few people who are against you.’ He’s right.”
That doesn’t mean things have always been easy, however.
While describing the criticism she faced while dating Housley on a 2014 episode of “Oprah: Where Are They Now?” Mowry burst into tears as she remembered being called a “white man’s whore.”