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Tia Mowry-Hardrict has been the focus of online criticism lately after she promoted feminine stereotypes in little boys in an article on Momtastic blog titled “Why Stereotypes Shouldn’t Exist.” In the post, Mowry-Hardrict defended a friend who allowed her young son to wear nail polish to school.

Tia criticized the school for calling the mother to pick up her son after he was bullied over his nail polish. She wrote: “Not only that, the teacher told him to take it off. And it’s like, okay, would you have done the same thing if it was a young girl who had on pink nail polish?”

Mowry-Hardrict’s Instagram followers blasted the mother-of-one for defending feminine stereotypes in boys. notes that one woman wrote, “It’s not a stereotype it’s the truth! Boys should not be wearing nail Polish period!” She added: “The real problem with the world today is that people like you are confusing our youth!”

Another follower chimed in: “I never understood why women try so hard to take masculinity from our sons, raise them to be whatever they want to be but not what God made them to be.”

Many of Tia’s followers agreed with the school’s decision to send the boy home, as the boy’s nail polish was a distraction to the learning environment.

Below is an excerpt from Tia’s post on Momtastic.

“People should be allowed to express themselves however they want to, so long as they’re not hurting anybody else, without being judged. For example, my son’s long hair is constantly criticized on Instagram. Recently, I posted a photo of Cree and my brother having a beautiful moment together (above) but instead of people focusing on the love between them, the whole conversation was about Cree’s hair. I ask Cree all the time whether he wants me to cut his hair and he’s like, ‘No, mommy, no!’ So I’m not going to cut it. Why are people so fixated on the gender stereotype of boys having short hair and girls having long hair? I think boys are affected by gender stereotypes more than girls are. If a girl is playing with a truck I don’t feel like there will be as big of an uproar as if a little boy is playing with a doll. I grew up dancing and if my son wanted to dance and sing I feel like it’s more accepted for a girl to be a ballerina and start dancing at a young age as opposed to a boy. It really, really bothers me.”

What are your thoughts?

Meanwhile, Mowry-Hardrict and her husband Cory Hardrict want to add to their family, which also includes 5-year-old son Cree Taylor. But the actress and author said there’s one problem standing in her way.

“I do suffer from endometriosis,” Mowry-Hardrict, 37, told PEOPLE at the 2016 BET Awards. “So there’s a little bit of a challenge there, but I will say this: I am working on my diet.”

She explains that her plan is to follow “a diet I do when I want to just clean myself out and get rid of inflammation in my body.” She also cites her upcoming cookbook, “A Whole New You,” as something that will help her do just that. According to Tia, “Endometriosis basically grows from inflammation.”

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12 thoughts on “Is Tia Mowry-Hardrict Encouraging Femininity In Boys?

  1. Sheila on said:

    There’s nothing wrong with long hair. There is something wrong with bits wearing nail polish. Why is the world taking away masculinity. Keep falling for it and see where it takes you.

  2. Sarah on said:

    I do not see nothing wrong with men wearing long hair. That was done even in biblical times. Now the nail polish with color, that is another issue unless it is clear polish which is a nail hardner that even male models wear.

  3. Geez – judgmental lately. It’s nine of your business how people raise their children. Not respecting someone because of their hair?? Wow! Character means nothing huh?

  4. If she doesn’t think there is anything wrong with his long hair, why does she keep asking him if he wants to cut it??????

  5. specialt757 on said:

    If she sees nothing wrong with her son wearing pink nail polish then I think this is the least of her son’s future problems. Her and her husband need to get a grip. What is so wrong with him being raised as a boy and not whatever he wants to be? He’s a kid, he doesn’t know what he wants to be but how about him being a boy until he’s grown and decides for himself. That’s what parents are for…to guide their children in the right direction, they need you for that, stop letting them make their own decisions. Pretty soon kids will decide they don’t need parents and they can raise themselves. Just stop the madness!

  6. She is silly! It’s enough sick people in the world today (gays – lesbians). She should have cut that child hair 4 years ago.

    • WHY? Cause it would make you feel better. There are grown men walking around here with hair down their backs, so what is your take on that?????

      • They need a haircut too. These old men walking around with braids looks rediculous and those nasty looking dreadlocks is no different. Disgusting… I’m so glad my son loves a low haircut (almost bald)

    • specialt757 on said:

      Gotta co-sign with you on this one Barb, long hair on a man imo is not attractive. And yes they need a haircut too.
      No Ms. M it wouldn’t make me feel better if they have short hair, but it sure would make me respect them more. I know it shouldn’t matter, but just like any other attribute, it’s all in your preference, nothing more. Too each his own tho.

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