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.”
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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 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?”
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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
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.
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 [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.”