WATCH: Tamera Mowry-Housley Responds to Critics Who Claim Her White Husband Can’t Cook Collard Greens

(PHOTO: REUTERS/KEVORK DJANSEZIAN) Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California, June 29, 2014.
(PHOTO: REUTERS/KEVORK DJANSEZIAN)
Actress Tamera Mowry-Housley arrives at the 2014 BET Awards in Los Angeles, California, June 29, 2014.

Tamera Mowry-Housley is again having to respond to criticisms of her marriage to Fox News correspondent Adam Housley, who is white, after people blasted her husband for cooking collard greens on Thanksgiving Day. 

During a segment on the daytime talk show “The Real” on Tuesday, Mowry-Housley and her co-hosts Adrienne Houghton, Jeannie Mai and Loni Love each took a moment to address negative comments and critiques they had received online.

In response to Mowry-Housley’s Instagram post of collard greens that her husband was cooking on Thanksgiving, her online critics lashed out at the thought of a white man making a dish that’s a staple in many African-American households.

After reading a YouTube comment from a person who identifies as “mscourt” who surmised that Mowry-Housley “must eat like a white person,” because “ain’t no way Adam is making some good collard greens,” the actress defended her husband and herself against such racial stereotyping.

“Why you gotta bring race into this? She missed the whole point,” Mowry-Housley said on the Tuesday’s show. “OK, now I gotta get factual. Collard greens originally came from Greece. They became a southern delicacy in the States.”

Mowry-Housley revealed that her husband’s grandmother is from the South and he grew up enjoying collard greens.

“What they don’t know is Adam’s grandma is from the South and she passed away before she could spread that recipe to him. My husband loves collard greens and my mom saw that and said, ‘You know what, why don’t I pass down my traditional recipe to you,'” she explained.

“Guys, with there being so much racial tension in this world right now, why don’t we start with ourselves? It doesn’t always have to be about race!”

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SOURCE: The Christian Post
Christine Thomasos