Tia Mowry would like a word with internet bullies. On her Instagram account Thursday, the actress, a.k.a. one half of the Sister, Sister team, posted her opinion on body-shaming trolls. After she posted a photo of herself in a Stella McCartney dress on a New York City visit, among a slew of positive comments on the picture was one offensive comment, from someone calling her fat. Only can the evil forces of social media attempt to ruin a perfectly lovely day and dress.
In response, she took a screenshot of the comment and even took things one step further with a little research. “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,” she writes in response to the internet troll. “I hope this isn’t what you would tell your girls?”
Here is her whole statement:
“I don’t normally do this, but I wanted to prove a point. 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. 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! Im 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!”
Well, there goes one epic social-media-style mic drop.