Fans came to Toya Bush-Harris‘ defense after the “Married to Medicine” star received backlash for sharing a glamorous shot showing off her new look on Wednesday during the vice presidential debate between Vice President Mike Pence and vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala Harris.
On Oct. 7 the mother of three captioned the video of herself swaying her head side to side while giving fans a glimpse of her hazel contacts lenses. “What did she say??? 🤭😜😜 Lovin my Glam!!! @femmecollectionofficial @keesiface @j.taylor_mua,” Bush-Harris captioned the post. Among over 140 comments on the post, many felt the timing of Toya’s video was inappropriate given the importance of the evening. However, others were quick to jump to her defense.
“You Do You…Beautiful ❤️🔥🙏🏾.”
“Don’t worry bout these hatin ass people in the comments you look goodt! Every single post doesn’t have to be about the election or the debates!”
“I CAN’T BELIEVE THESE COMMENTS! DANNNNG…CAN A PERSON TAKE A DAG ON SELIFE?? OMG! WHY YAL THE HATE? BECAUSE SHE IS CUTE? GEESH..WE WILL NEVERRRR GET ANYWHERE HATING ON EACH OTHER. GO PLAY WITH THE FILTER. MIGHT MAKE YAL CUTE…OR WHATEVER!🙌GO VOTE!”
“All u fake ass women hating on this beauty…why cause she’s loving herself…really y’all telling a grown-ass woman what to do with her time but each of y’all on her page every day…If you want to improve stop with the put-down. You talk about her when she was down. This woman is in love with herself finally and doing her… That’s her business. The United States is still going to be here… This country is already f***ed up… Not because of Toya’s glam shot.”
The reason behind the scrutiny was because many people felt the reality star wasn’t using her platform of almost half a million followers to talk about voting and the importance of it with the Election Day right around the corner, as many other high-profile celebrities have been doing. Harris, who stayed mum as the flak poured in, must’ve gotten word about what was happening in her comments section, because days after the incident the “M2M” star posted on her Instagram Story the political team she was rooting for. The banner said, “Make America Care Again Biden Harris 2020.”
This was just another recent instance of the stay-at-home mom weathering a storm of criticism on social media. Back in August, the reality star revealed on Instagram that her twin sons went back to school in the middle of a pandemic. According to Urban Belle, after one of her followers commented on how she could have homeschooled her children instead of spending her money on frivolous things, Harris clapped back by saying, “And you let me parent my children and stop trying to judge, shame, and voice useless comments on my IG!”