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Tia Mowry: Teen mag wouldn’t put me and Tamera on cover because we’re black

Tia Mowry is reflecting on the racial discrimination that she and her twin sister Tamera confronted throughout their “Sister, Sister” days.

The actress, 42, and Tamera launched to stardom on the sitcom in 1994 after they had been simply 16-years-old, however,  regardless of their reputation, Tia instructed Leisure Tonight lately that the duo was nonetheless not afforded the identical alternatives as their white counterparts.

“So my sister and I needed to be on the cover of this very fashionable [teenage] journal on the time,” Tia recalled. “We had been instructed that we couldn’t be on the cover of the journal because we had been Black and we might not promote.”

She continued, “I’ll always remember that. I’ll always remember the place I used to be. And I want I’d have spoken up. I want I’d have mentioned one thing then. I want I’d have had the braveness to talk out and say that wasn’t proper.”

Tia added that she was insecure on the time because of the dearth of illustration within the business, saying, “I by no means noticed ladies like me. I by no means noticed ladies that, you understand, had been embracing their curls or I by no means noticed curly hair being portrayed as stunning.”

Tia and Tamera Mowry
Tia (proper) and Tamera MowryGetty Photos

Now, she is focusing on ensuring that her daughter Cairo, 2, and her son Cree, 9, don’t develop up with the identical insecurities and is grateful that illustration is getting higher in tv and films.

“To at the present time, I’m all the time telling my stunning brown-skinned woman that she is gorgeous,” she mentioned. “And the identical factor even with my son. I inform him how good-looking he’s. I inform him he’s good because I do know what it seems like for somebody to devalue your price, and I don’t need my youngsters to ever, ever, ever, really feel that and not have the power, or the inspiration, to not imagine it. To imagine that they’re worthy.”

Tia beforehand opened up about her time on “Sister, Sister” in 2017, confessing that she took weight loss supplements to deal with “the strain of being on tv and desirous to look attractive and stunning.”

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