Husband of ‘90210’ Star Tori Spelling Defends Snack Choices for Their Children on Instagram

Husband of ‘90210’ Star Tori Spelling Defends Snack Choices for Their Children on Instagram
Actress Tori Spelling and husband Dean McDermott attend Fox Winter TCA at The Fig House, Los Angeles, Calif., Feb. 6, 2019. (Amy Sussman/Getty Images)

Tori Spelling’s husband, Dean McDermott, took to Instagram to respond to backlash his wife was receiving for a snack choice she made for their children.

McDermott captioned the Instagram video of himself: “I’VE HAD ENOUGH!! This is news worthy?? Leave my wife @torispelling alone already!! It’s a post about a snack!! A Snack!! Do you not give your kids snacks?? What’s wrong with people??”

In the video, he said, “I am sick and tired, sick and tired of everybody taking a shot at my wife, Tori Spelling. Just because she’s a celebrity, they think they can say and do whatever they want. She posted about a snack. It’s a snack, people. Haven’t we given our kids a snack before? Huh? Cakes, cookies whatever. It’s a snack.”

Earlier in the week, Spelling had posted a photo on Instagram of her children eating packaged mini-muffins, writing: “This mom of 5 finds snack time a balancing act between pleasing my kiddos and feeling good as a parent about what I’m feeding them,” she wrote. “#Ad Thank you @littlebitessnacks for being yummy and kiddo approved.”

She also mentioned the types of muffins her children enjoy, adding that the mini-muffins are “easy and mess free for little hands and great on the go!”

However, she received criticism from some of her followers for the post.

“Wow so 17g of sugar, 8g of fat, and 160mg of sodium per pkg…I’m sorry, but how does it make you feel good about being a parent???” one person wrote. “When did it become ok to try and peddle poisonous [expletive] to children? It’s shameful what people will say for money.”

Another commented, “your kids do not look healthy tho’ ???? @torispelling you might have to review what’s on their menus. #Obesity.”

Some people quickly came to her defense.

“I can’t believe people are being such haters. Omg it’s a snack people,” one person wrote. “My 5 year old only ever wants Mac and cheese and chicken nuggets. I give her that and sneak her vegetables. We can’t judge other’s lives.”

Another wrote, “What is wrong with you women. We are here to lift each other’s up not tear them down. And over lite bites. @torispelling , your children are beautiful. Shame on these women shaming you or them. Love lite bites. Easiest snack ever. As women we all need to stick together like a tribe. You rock as a mom!”

Some people attacked the brand Spelling was promoting, saying: “Little Bites is nothing more than a lab formula of cheap, garbage ingredients: Sugar, Bleached Wheat Flour, Soybean Oil, Blueberries, Eggs, Water, Glycerin, Modified Cornstarch, Whey (Milk), Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Monocalcium phosphate), Natural Flavor, Iodized Salt, Sorbitan Monstearate, Polysorbate 60, Mono and Diglycerides (highly processed sugar), Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Whey Protein Concentrate, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Guar Gun, Xanthan Gum.”

Another wrote, “I’m not suggesting that anyone live a life 100% free of junk food, and of course all kids enjoy sweets, but please don’t imply that Little Bites are a healthy or “real” choice. Little Bites are so junky that Entenmann’s doesn’t even post the ingredients on their website.”

Still another expressed that she and her family are big fans of the muffins. “We love those snack! Continue doing what you feel is best for YOUR children. Ignore the women’s who are holding on to their pearl necklaces gasping in disbelief of these snacks. They aren’t worth your energy and should find a hobby! Blueberry is our favorite! Yum!”

“Your children are beautiful! And you are an amazing mom! Keep doing you!” another wrote.

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