Actress Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott aren’t afraid to defend their kids against online bullies.

No sir, the proud mom and dad won’t let “haters” and body-shamers say nasty things about their children’s appearance without having the last word.

Canadian actor, McDermott, who has five young kids with Spelling, just went full papa bear mode when fans called his kids’ outfits cheap and “shabby.” And said they look “overweight.”

The “Beverly Hills 90210” alum shared a family update on Instagram of the whole family at a screening of “A Dog’s Way Home” on Thursday.

Liam, 11, Stella, 10, Hattie, 7, Finn, 6, and Beau, 1, stood innocently with their mom and dad alongside Spelling’s former “90210” co-star, Ian Ziering, and his family.

But the comments turned negative when people started to ask questions like: “why do you let your kids get so fat?” and do they “feed and clothe themselves?”

One critic wrote:

I’m getting so mad about this. Why do you let your kids get so fat? You advertise slimming products yourself. See how shabby they look. [Shame on] yourself. They look like neglected [kids] with clothes that are too small.

Another person commented:

Way to make your kids look frumpy, you do your hair and makeup to the T and let them walk out looking like they don’t own a brush …

Eventually, McDermott had enough of the harsh criticism and blasted followers in a lengthy comment on Instagram.

He said he was both “horrified” and “disgusted” and from there, went on to justify his parenting actions.

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.

McDermott continued:

So I apologize we didn’t get the iron and steamer out to make them perfect for you. Their [sic] kids. They’re messy and dirty. That’s what they do.

The father continued his lengthy defense by snapping back at the snide remarks questioning if his children were wearing budget-friendly clothes from Target. He said:

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.

McDermott concluded his post by going after those who questioned the kids’ health and explained that they’re going through “different growth stages.” The proud dad wrote:

They’re happy and healthy and I’m sorry they don’t look like skinny supermodels. People come in all shapes and sizes.

So who are you to judge?

The actor, who married Spelling in 2006, ended his furious message by saying the comments are “mean” and “uncalled for.”

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Tiffani is a writer for Dearly. She is from New York City. Prior to working for Dearly she covered fashion news and managed social media for various digital media outlets.

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46 Replies to “Tori Spelling Gets Shamed for Her Kids’ Weight and How They Dress. Her Husband Sets Their ‘Haters’ Straight”

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Agree with their Dad. Leave them alone. They are kids. Why is everyone so nasty and judgmental. Better to buy no name brands and save the money for college.
    Education is a much better investment than designer clothes they out grow in weeks. Keep up the good work Mom and Dad. Your children won’t grow up to be snobs.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Totally agree dad.Thats why I always say don’t post pictures.America doesn’t know how to be nice anymore.Geez people their kids.Like you never went to target.They have lots of cute things.Their adorable and look like any kid their age when they have been having fun.Great parents don’t keep it up.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    What a wonderful father you are and what wonderful parents you both are these hateful people that are out there that want to criticize they need to read “children learn what they live” and how true that that is. Look back on the life of Karen Carpenter she had a parent like one of these making the nasty comments and I would bet so did they that’s why they are so mean and hateful.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    I agree with you

  • Donna Keelin 2 years ago

    What a wonderful father you are and what wonderful parents you both are these hateful people that are out there that want to criticize they need to read “children learn what they live” and how true that that is. Look back on the life of Karen Carpenter she had a parent like one of these making the nasty comments and I would bet so did they that’s why they are so mean and hateful.

  • Theresa 2 years ago

    Hi, I come from a family of eight children. Your children are Beautiful, I shutter to think what people would say about how we looked. We were poor,. All our clothes came from the Salvation Army, including our Christmas Gifts. We had no inside running water. Wood stoves to keep warm. Even night buckets to come empty. So every one and each family is different. The beauty of it all is that you are family. I have learned over the years how to listen well keep the good things people say and put the trash in the trash can. People judge but what they don’t understand is this, they will one day be judged as harshly as they judge others. Lol

  • Carolyn DiLemme 2 years ago

    Tori Spelling and Dean McDermitt… I believe adults are to be examples to children not bullies as they are in this case. I teach and the main thing I would get across to my students was; “that no one is any better than anyone.” Happy, beautiful comfortable dressed are your children being bullied by inconsiderate adults.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Those are kids let them have a normal child hood just because u rich doesn’t mean u have to dress material listic way to go dad Fuck the haters

  • Chrissy 2 years ago

    Kudos to Dean and Tori. Remember Tori grew up with ANY imaginable desire granted. Maybe she learned a thing or two about “money doesn’t buy happiness” (are you paying attention Kardashian’s). Have any of you seen how some 6th grade children dress? These parents are trying to keep their children, children. They also have a Dad to come to their defense. There used to be an ad on tv “do you know where YOUR children are”, I suggest all the haters pay attention to their own, trust me, you’ve got your own problems.

  • Glenda Weekley 2 years ago

    I absolutely agree with him. His kids look NORMAL! I bet they’re well-adjusted and happy. That’s what every parent wants for their child, and those who are critical need to mind their own business.

  • Nina McCoy 2 years ago

    How about the old saying, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t Say anything at all!

    Keep your business in your own house and your own family.

  • Sherry Orr 2 years ago

    I don’t get it, what is wrong with people today, having to bully others all the time, but when it comes to are children it’s way out of line !! You have done a great job with your children and I for one stand behind you and they look just like my 4 brothers and me back in our day.Sending my love to your family and keep doing what your doing.????

  • Ruth H Jensen 2 years ago

    I really don’t understand WHY you even HAVE to defend yourself and your kiddos against these haters, crab digging people, who most of the time have no idea how to live a life with purpose and dignity. We all are supposed to live a normal and happy life, with ups and downs, and clean up our OWN corners and mess to make it better for the next generation. It is nobody’s business, how you and your family live your life, and nobody has the right to criticize your way of living as long as nobody is harmed. This is the way of life of how it should be. Your family shows Happiness which is what these bitter haters are missing in their life. So, WHO CARES!
    You have a beautiful family!

  • Kevin D Adrian 2 years ago

    Wow a bunch of people who find joy at picking on a family kids. They are raising their kids to be normal kids who have fun

  • Sharon 2 years ago

    What see when I look at these children is, happy health kids.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Target has the cutest kids clothes. Nothing wrong with that. Don’t think they need to dress up when it is close to their bedtime. leave the family alone. BTW, most kids, not all, go through a baby fat stage. Nothing you do, except starve them, will change that. They grow out of it if fed a healthy diet.

  • Mom to Molly 2 years ago

    Oh my my! Cannot believe how cruel and hateful so called ‘adults’ can be. Ignore these haters. … Lovely couple with charming kids … we should just hope be this happy, and blessed with a happy well adjusted family. We all have situations in life, and within our marriages. Normal by anyone’s standards. Who cares about these hateful people? I’m sorry Dean needed to put those people in their place. Cudos for being a loving husband and dedicated father. Love your kids and turn a deaf ear to those jealous, hateful people and their stupid remarks. So nice to know the children seem happy allowed a normal childhood! Good luck, and God bless you all!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    The kids look like normal happy kids, and don’t need to look like the Kardashian‘s with the way they dress and things they get is absolutely ridiculous .

  • Summer King 2 years ago

    I love that they look like totally normal kids, not entitled fakes. Good on you parents for keeping it real. They have enough time to grow and polish and be grownups. Let them be kids and act and dress like kids. Kudos!

  • Will Chappell III 2 years ago

    They are raising their children as they know and see fit to do……. and no family is ‘perfect’. They are whole a family and loved and loving one another….and it shows.

  • Chris Moody 2 years ago

    Good for you dad!!! Kids need to be kids not snotty brats who are too self aware to play and have fun!!

  • Susan 2 years ago

    Suck it to them Dad as they deserve every word you said to these hipocrites.

  • Tammybecker2002@yah 2 years ago

    People should keep their F…..g mouth shut! Do you have nothing better to do then talk shit about kids? You should be ashamed of yourself dirtbag!!!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    happy to see normal kids of celebrity’s acting like kids and not models like some famous families in Hollywood

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Good job! Let your kids have a normal, healthy childhood. Trolls are everywhere, rise above them. I’d rather see Happy normal kids any day than the Gucci posts of some.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    You go dude!!!! We are in this huge NO BULLYING OUTCRY and these people are remarking about children that lol happy and healthy!!! Cudos Dean!!!

  • Greg Miller 2 years ago

    Who are these flaming asses who are so damn perfect they feel inclined to be critical of kids. I hate jerks and those people fit the bill.

  • Marie 2 years ago

    Kids’ bodies are constantly changing. Most of the ones I know go through heavy and light body weights periodically depending on where they are age wise. So some of them have a little extra weight? They’re all adorable. Not only that, but I personally hate forcing kids to look perfect all the time. So what if they’re not dressed to the nines? They’re dressed aren’t they? The only shameful thing I see is people attacking the appearance of CHILDREN

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Totally agree with him how dare people be so harsh and mean to children … kids will be kids I have 3 children and no matter what you dress them in they always look all messy and crazy because they are kids and that’s what they are supposed to look like ! Happy fun messy kids !! This world ca be very cruel ! Happy and healthy is all that should matter !!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Good for you Dad. Your kids look happy and healthy.

  • Terri Sams 2 years ago

    He was completely right in this. Just because they are famous doesn’t mean they have to be glamour shots. I love that this family frequents Target, and that their hair is messy and that they are raising them to be “kids”. Plain and simple they should be dirty and sweaty and happy. As far as their weight, I dare anybody to ever say that about my kid, and he had every right to blast people that questioned about his kids. Children come in all shapes and sizes, SO DO BULLIES!!!!

  • Gayle 2 years ago

    Agree with their father. These are normal looking, healthy children. It’s refreshing to know that not everyone who can afford to shop at Gucci, don’t indulge their children in this manner, at least not for every day attire. As for the comments about their weight…really? Don’t be ridiculous.

  • Suzanne 2 years ago

    I agree 100% with Dean’s comment, finaly a family who lets their kids be kids and not follow what society expects them to be, skinny with designer clothing.
    Wishing you and Tori a happy life with Gods blessings to you all.
    Suzanne

  • Hope 2 years ago

    I agree with the father. My grandkids wear clothes from Target. They grow so fast. Before the kids grow taller they get a little fat but the fat goes away when they grow. Why pick on the kids and the parents? Do you want the children to have a complex and believe all the bad things you write about them? Let them be kids. You guys are good parents just keep on doing what you are for your children.

  • Arlene 2 years ago

    I agree with the father. My grandkids wear clothes from Target. They grow so fast. Before the kids grow taller they get a little fat but the fat goes away when they grow. Why pick on the kids and the parents? Do you want the children to have a complex and believe all the bad things you write about them? Let them be kids. You guys are good parents just keep on doing what you are for your children.

  • Linda 2 years ago

    Too bad he feels he has to go on the defense. People can be so mean! It’s none of their business! And I’m sure the kids got wind of the messages. Can you imagine how they feel? We need a kinder America.

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Totally agree. So sad that people are so negative and can’t find anything good to say. Must be nice to be perfect!

  • Delena Cope 2 years ago

    I think you are great parents! You are letting your kids be kids. Some of my happiest childhood memories are playing in the dirt with my friends. I don’t care how much money you have it is just wasteful paying big money for clothes your kids will outgrow in a matter of months. Let them enjoy their childhood because they grow up way too fast!

  • Anonymous 2 years ago

    Whoever that post negative comments, these folks are the one to be shamed at not the kids. Shallow thinking and materialistic. As long as the kids are happy, comfortable and healthy, who cares how they look and what brand of clothes they wear.

  • Sandi 2 years ago

    Shane on the nasty people leaving nasty posts

  • Janet 2 years ago

    They look like normal kids. Keep your comments to yourself.

  • Anonymous 1 year ago

    I am so sorry for the way people have treated your children. People are

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