First-time mother Tia Mowry is striking back at online commentators who have been calling her son “ugly.” The 34-year-old actress gave birth to Cree Taylor Hardrict on June 28, 2011, and he is featured on her Style network reality show Tia & Tamera. Mowry has been posting pictures of her baby boy online, accompanied by positive messages, but some people felt the need to bash the child’s looks. Understandably, Mowry isn’t too happy with the negative comments.
In an interview with Live From E! Thursday, Mowry blasted critics. She said:
“I really don’t understand why people feel the need to belittle a child, someone who doesn’t even have a voice yet to express themselves. I just think it’s disgusting—disgusting that we live in a society that focuses on looks.”
She wrote a similar message on her Facebook page, saying, “It’s disgusting that some focus on looks. I brought a beautiful child into this world.”
Mowry also said that she sympathizes with other celebrities, such as Jessica Simpson, who are often criticized for their post-pregnancy bodies. She said:
“We just brought life into this world. Some women bounce back quickly and some don’t…I’m not gonna be at a gym five days a week. I wanna spend time with my son.”