The husband of Tamera Mowry-Housley — who recently talked openly about how she and her husband, Fox reporter Adam Housley have been on the receiving end of nasty, racist attacks — is breaking his silence.

His wife and her twin sister Tia Mowry-Hardict were featured on OWN’s Oprah: Where Are They Now? Friday, and she cried as she shared hurtful comments the twosome have heard of their pairing.

In an interview with TVNewser, Adam says that “the fact that in this day and age, we get attacked for our interracial relationship is beyond sad…it is pathetic. Yes, I am white. Yes, she is half-black. Marrying a white man does not erase her color and marrying a woman who is half-black does not mean I am blinded. The problem isn’t pigmentation…the problem is backwards, bigoted thought from people who should know better.”

Tamera — her mother is black and her father is white — said during the Oprah special that “it’s hurtful, because my husband and I are so openly and fine with showing love, but people choose to look past love and spew hate. That’s what hurts me because I’ve never experienced so much hate ever in my life. I get called ‘white man’s whore.’ The new one was ‘back in the day you cost $300, but now you’re giving it to him for free.”

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