The actress was slammed on social media recently after posting a photo showing her White husband, Fox News journalist Adam Housley, making a pot of collard greens. Most of the comments under the pic had a pretty similar gist: there is no way a White man can make collard greens.
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But Tamera wasn’t here for the racist rhetoric and spoke about it on Tuesday’s episode of The Real, The Root reports.She went on to explain how collard greens came from Greece, saying, “Now I gotta get all factual. Collard greens originated from Greece. They became a southern delicacy in the states. What they don’t know is that Adam’s grandmother was from the South, and she passed away before she could spread that recipe to him. My husband loves collard greens.”
She added that her own mother, who is Black, actually passed on her recipe to Adam and that everything shouldn’t be about race. Tamera pleaded with the crowd, “Guys, with there being so much racial tension in this world right now, why don’t we start with ourselves? It doesn’t always have to be about race.”
Unfortunately, this is nothing new for Tamera. Just a couple of years ago, The Real host burst into tears on the Oprah show over the hurtful, racist comments she receives about her marriage on the daily.