Tori Spelling's Kids Ruthlessly Body-Shamed, Dad Dean McDermott Claps Back
By Emily Lee
January 18, 2019
This is *so* not okay. After sharing an adorable family photo at a movie screening for A Dog’s Way Home, Tori Spelling's five kids were ruthlessly body-shamed by trolls in the comments. Spelling and the kids, as well as her husband Dean McDermott, were all smiles as they posed alongside Spelling's former 90120 co-star Ian Ziering and his own family. Not long after the happy moment was captured and posted, though, McDermott was forced to come to his kids' defense.
One commenter wrote that Spelling and McDermott's kids, Liam (11), Stella (10), Hattie (7), Finn (6), and Beau (22 months), look like they "feed and clothe themselves." Another rudely wrote, "I hope that you as parents can lead your children to do some more exercise and healthy eating!! It Is not the fault of the kids." While another chimed in "way to make your kids look frumpy, you do your hair and make up to the T and let them walk out looking like they don’t own a brush."
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I can’t believe @ianziering and I once played BH teens Steve Sanders and Donna Martin and now we are married to the loves of our lives and between us have 7 kiddos who all adore each other! . Tonight, @erinziering and I hosted a screening of @adogswayhome for @sonypictures at @sohohouse fir family and friends and a massive kiddo takeover. . What a special movie! It’ll make you laugh, cry, and go Ahhhh many times. We all loved it! What a special night (even in this crazy LA rain)
These horrible comments obviously did not fly with McDermott. He clapped back in the comments, shutting down all the trolls who made rude remarks about his children. "I am absolutely horrified and disgusted by the comments being left about my children. Body shaming and bullying my children??!! What is wrong with you people??!!" he wrote. "For your information, we went from a long day at school to the movie. And I don’t know any child that is NOT disheveled at the end of the day. Not to mention that just before this picture was taken, they were wrestling and running around with all the other kids that were at the movie."
"So I apologize we didn’t get the iron and steamer out to make them perfect for you. They're kids. They’re messy and dirty. That’s what they do,” he continued. “And what’s wrong with shopping at Target??!! Over half of America shops there. The way they grow out of clothing so quickly is astounding. Are we supposed to shop at Gucci?? These are kids folks. Messy stinky little bundles of fun, laughter and love."
Hopefully, the body-shamers learned a valuable lesson from McDermott: it's not OK to body-shame anybody, but especially not children.