Tia Mowry is standing up to body-shamers and holding her haters accountable, but she may have taken it a little too far this time.
It all started when Mowry posted the photo below on Instagram with the caption, “Goodbye #NewYorkCity! Had a blast! Until next time!”
One Instagram user commented “getting fat” on the picture and Mowry saw it. She took a screenshot of the comment and posted it on her account, calling out the hater for her fat-shaming message.
Mowry wrote a lengthy caption on the photo and even tagged an organization she thought was the woman’s employer, attempting to get her fired from her job.
“I don’t normally do this, but I wanted to prove a point,” Mowry captioned the photo on Instagram. “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.
Mowry went on to say, “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! I’m 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!”
The woman deleted her account and the organization, HBCU Travelers, issued a statement, revealing that @miekk_ did not work for them, but was just a supporter of their mission.
“HBCUTravelers does not encourage bullying in any way, shape, or form,” the organization wrote on Instagram. “The organization is one that inspires African-American students to step out of their comfort zones and experience life from a different place in the world. To @tiamowry: the young lady you mentioned does not work for our organization, but was a supporter of our mission, which can be viewed on our website. You are beautiful inside and out, and it saddens me that she made the negative remark. We will be sure to use this incident to stand out against negativity! Please continue to inspire and uplift others.”
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