Tia Mowry is refusing to let Hollywood’s twisted perceptions of acceptable beauty change the way she sees herself.
After debuting her new cooking show Tia Mowry at Home, the 36-year-old actress gained what she described as “10, 15 pounds”. She was then dogged by pregnancy rumors and internet weight shamers. She addressed the situation in a December 7 interview with HuffingtonPost Live.
“I am not pregnant, I am just happy. I’ve gained these extra 10 [or] 15 pounds because of my cooking show… I’m just enjoying life and, when I want to drop the pounds, I will, but right now I’m happy with who I am…It is a form of body-shaming, I will say that, and it’s pretty unfortunate. And the reason why I say that is because I think that we live in a society that is so obsessed with being perfect… Why can’t we just be us, you know?…
We need to be more supportive with body images, especially with women, showing that all sizes are beautiful. And I’m talking about in magazines, advertisement[s] in regard to what’s sexy and what’s not sexy. We all need to be a little more supportive of each other. I think if we start there, we’ll see a difference.”
The actress is not without humor. She posted the following photo to Instagram with the caption;
“FYI. For all the people that think I’m pregnant. I’m NOT just enjoying life and eating and cooking some great food! Thanks:) again I repeat I AM NOT PREGNANT! ??”
Along with her curvier figure, Mowry is sporting shorter curls. She is such a doll and we adore the overall look.
The fitspo craze is beginning to face serious backlash for being too extreme. A recent study found that an obsession with clean eating is actually a disorder called orthorexia that can lead to serious nutrient deficiencies. The reality is that, as women, our bodies can and will change over the course of our lives, and we should love and honor it at every stage.
When I see Tia, I see a gorgeous and stylish woman with great skin (seriously girl what is your skin regimen??) It is good to know she sees herself this way and is unbothered by the hate.
Ladies, what are your thoughts?