Tamera Morwy-Housley is getting tired of people commenting on the hair of celebrity kids. Her message, “Don’t mess with my nephew.”
HipHollywood caught up with the actress turned talk show host on Monday on the carpet of the Fox FX Emmy After Party and she explained that it is time for the criticism of children’s hair to stop. “I think people need to leave children alone,” she stated. “You know what, it tells you more about them than what they are talking about. If you’re really going to go online and talk about a kid … that just tells me a lot about your character.”
Earlier this month, Tamera’s twin sister, Tia, took to Instagram to tell the world to stop criticizing her for giving her son a top knot bun hairdo.
“I am proud to have a SON that embraces his natural hair :). Hair length does not define your sex. Last I checked a penis and a vagina does. Pick up a book, educate yourself, and embrace cultures outside of your own and maybe you will see that there are PLENTY of MEN wearing top knots and MEN with long hair. Here’s a shout out to all the moms who have boys and girls with natural hair!
Tia is not the only celebrity to receive criticism for their child’s hair recently. Karrueche Tran is currently facing a lot of heat for making a joke about the hair of Jay Z and Beyonce’s daughter, while she was guest hosting BET’s 106&Park on Monday.
Watch the video above to find out what else Tamera had to say.
Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice
Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.
On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.
It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.
So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.
“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”
Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”
And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.
For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”
Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.
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