It is no surprise that we live in a society where body-shaming is a major issue and where normal sized women are looked at as abnormal entities. Being comfortable in your own skin is rare and the superficial media world doesn’t make self-confidence as easy as it should be.
This week, Tia Mowry-Hardict and her sister Tamera Mowry-Housley had some words to share on The Real about cyber bullying. Social media sometimes brings the worst out of people and in this case, Tia shared a story about a woman who commented on a photo of hers, calling her fat. Not only is this a disgrace because they are both women, but because Tia is being condemned for her physical appearance after delivering a blessing― her baby.
In a very controversial discussion on the day-time television show, Tia expressed her concerns about self-loathing and the lack of support in the female community. After taking a screen shot of the woman’s negative comment, Tia took her concerns into her own hands when she posted the comment and tagged the organization that the woman worked for on the post. Ironically, the organization was a group that is supposed to support young African American women.
“This was a woman that worked for young African American women and I though it was shocking that she would put down someone and work for a company like that. I just felt like people have to be responsible for their actions…Not only that, it’s about social media bullying…This is a huge problem…Why are we doing this to each other? I think women are beautiful in any size that they are.”
Earlier in their interview, Tia admitted to being a size 6, which―to her―should never be labeled as “fat,” considering that the average size for women is 12-14. Hopefully, Tia’s words and the rest of The Real hosts change the minds of bullies who are constant committers of body-shaming. Continue scrolling to watch the full clip of the episode.