Tori Spelling And Dean Mcdermott Hit Back At Trolls Who Shamed Their Kids’ Weight And Appearance!
Kids of celebrities have often found themselves the target of hateful comments from the press and social media users. For some reason people assume celebrity kids are fair game simply because their parents are famous. Sure, they may have been thrust into the limelight by their families who share photos and videos of their every move but does that mean they should be up for public scrutiny? I think not.
Actress Tori Spelling along with husband Dean McDermott, were mortified to read some of the comments left on a recent Instagram photo they shared of themselves together with all their kids. The pic Spelling shared was a group photo featuring former 90210 actor Ian Ziering and his family at a movie screening.
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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)
The Beverly Hills 90210 alum shared the photo on Instagram of the whole family at a screening of “A Dog’s Way Home” on Thursday. The kids, Liam, 11, Stella, 10, Hattie, 7, Finn, 6, and Beau, 1, stood next to their mom and dad alongside Spelling’s former “90210” co-star, Ian Ziering, and his family.
What looks to be an ordinary family photo of some celebrities and their kids, seems to have triggered a lot of people! The comments left on the photo were disgusting and hurtful. But worst of all, they were directed at the children! Questions like “why do you let your kids get so fat?” and do they “feed and clothe themselves?” were only a few of the hateful things people wrote.
McDermott took to Instagram to defend his kids and basically had a go at everyone who dared to comment in such a hurtful way.
“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??!!” McDermott wrote in Spelling’s comments. “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. Their kids. They’re messy and dirty. That’s what they do.”
“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,” he continued. “Are we supposed to shop at Gucci?? These are kids folks. Messy stinkly little bundles of fun, laughter and love.”
The father continued, “As far as saying my children are overweight, well that’s just mean and un-called for.” He explained that they’re all “going through different growth phases, and even if our children are on the bigger side, who cares.”
“You should all be ashamed of yourselves for passing such horrible judgement on innocent beautiful children. Shame on you all!!!! Thank you to all the people who came to our defense. You’re all kind compassionate souls. Down with the haters!! Up with love!!” he concluded.
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School officially began today for my 4 older kiddos… This marks the first year that they’ll all be in the same school at the same time. You know what that means? For one year and one year only ONLY 1 drop off= Happy Mom 💁🏼♀️And, Finn started Kindergarten at his new school and felt so proud to be at his big boy school with his older brother and sisters. #ThisIsFourInElementarySchool #SixthGrade #FifthGrade #FirstGrade #Kindergarten #Liam #Stella ##Hattie #Finn
The actor, who married Spelling in 2006, ended his message by saying the comments are “mean” and “uncalled for.” What do you think? Should kids be off limits when it comes to comments on social media?