“[Trolls] comment on my kids looks, and their hair and their clothes,” the 52-year-old said on the Monday, June 10, episode of his “Daddy Issues” podcast with comedians Adam Hunter and Nicky Paris. “I’m just like, ‘Enough is enough.’ I put my foot down, and I’m trying to teach my kids a more spiritual way of handling the criticism.”
“Social media was made to bring the world closer together and communicate with each other, not to give a voice to people who shouldn’t have one. I will always stand up for my children and I will always stand up for the underdog,” the actor added.
This of course comes after Dean’s wife, 46, shared a photo on her Instagram of their children — Liam, 12, Stella, 11, Hattie, 7, Finn, 6, and Beau, 2 — at the A Dog’s Way Home premiere back in January, which led strangers to bash the couple’s kids on their clothes, and even to some calling the little ones fat.
“I am absolutely horrified and disgusted by the comments being left about my children,” Dean wrote on his own Instagram during the chaos. “Body shaming and bullying my children??!! What is wrong with you people??!! … Their [sic] kids. They’re messy and dirty. That’s what they do.”
He added, “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.” This wasn’t the first time people had bash the famous couple’s children — back in September 2018, trolls once again insulted them, but this time it was the Beverly Hills, 90210 actress that hit back.
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So blessed to have been made a mommy 5 times thanks to these gorgeous creatures! I adore you Liam, Stella, Hattie, Finn, and Beau. And, thank you @imdeanmcdermott for creating this magical family with me. And, to my bonus babe @thejackmonty I love you. And, a special love shout out to my mommy @candyspelling I love you! Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere! Best job and honor in the entire world! #mothersday
“I am a proud mama bear and I enjoy sharing our family journey with my family, friends, fans and online supportive and loyal community,” the Stori Telling author wrote. “For all the individuals on here that felt the need to #momshame and #kidshame me and my children I say ‘Shame on you!’ I was raised to believe that if you can’t say anything nice about someone then don’t say anything at all.”
We can always count on Tori and Dean to stand up for their kids — so great to see!