On Thursday, Oct. 11, “Tia & Tamera” star Tamera Mowry-Housley retweeted a comment by Fox News Channel anchor Greta Van Susteren regarding the contentious debate between Vice President Joe Biden and GOP challenger Rep. Paul Ryan.
The original tweet said, “I think I might turn this off if it were not my job to watch it…the interruptions make it impossible to learn anything.”
The Hollywood actress of Bahamian parentage then added the comment, “That’s all I’ma say about the debate. God bless us, everyone.”
A quick negative reaction to that tweet sent Mowry-Housley’s husband, Fox News Channel correspondent Adam Housley, to his Twitter account, @AdamHousley, to defend his bride, starting with, “Seriously?! You attack my wife @TameraMowryTwo because she said people were talking over each other. Then assume who she’s voting for,” followed by, “Then make racist/rude comments 2 @tameramowrytwo because she married a white man who works for Fox?! You should be ashamed of yourselves.”
Website Twitchy captured more of the tweets on both sides. Some of the negative ones are racial in nature, while others refer to Housley’s employer. There are also tweets defending the couple and Mowry-Housley’s right to express her views.
According to Housley, he and his pregnant wife — who’s set to deliver their first child, a son, in late October — came home from dinner and turned on both a baseball game (Housley was a professional baseball player) and the debate. After retweeting Van Susteren’s comment, Housley says his wife noticed the negative feedback almost immediately.
“Then all of a sudden,” he recalls, “I started getting tweets, people telling my wife to ‘STFU,’ you know what that means. I didn’t get into a name-calling contest; I didn’t get into a threatening contest. But at the same time, I’m going to defend my wife. I’m going to defend anybody in that situation, but especially my wife.
“You don’t mess with my wife. You don’t mess with my family. That’s just the way it’s going to be. And if it happened again, I’m going to do the same thing over again. You mess with me; don’t mess with my wife or family, especially when she didn’t do anything wrong.”
But, by the end of the evening, Mowry-Housley tweeted, “I’ve actually gained more followers tonight! Love you all!! Have a blessed night guys. Remember fight fire with LOVE!” (Source)
We love it when a man defends his woman’s honor! Go ‘head Adam, stand up for your wife!