People.com Entertainment TV Dean McDermott Slams 'Coward' Internet 'Trolls' Criticizing Wife Tori Spelling's Bikini Photo Tori Spelling's Instagram photo, featuring costars Jennie Garth and Gabrielle Carteris, was criticized by social media trolls By Rachel DeSantis Rachel DeSantis Instagram Twitter Rachel DeSantis is a writer/reporter covering music at PEOPLE. She has held various roles since joining the brand in 2019, and was previously a member of the human interest team. As a music writer, Rachel interviews everyone from rock-and-roll legends to up-and-coming stars for magazine feature stories and digital news stories. Rachel is based in New York City, and previously worked as an entertainment reporter at the New York Daily News after getting her start as an Entertainment Weekly intern. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland. People Editorial Guidelines Published on June 3, 2019 05:04 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Dean McDermott has no time for social media trolls targeting his wife Tori Spelling. The Slasher actor defended Spelling on Instagram Sunday after the Beverly Hills, 90210 star was mocked by some commenters who criticized her bikini Instagram photo and accused her of “trying too hard to be relevant.” Spelling, 46, shared a behind-the-scenes snap, which was captured in Vancouver, Canada, featuring costars Gabrielle Carteris, 58, and Jennie Garth, 47, standing beside an outdoor dinner table. The stars are currently working on BH90210, a six-episode revival of their hit ‘90s drama that features the original stars as “heightened versions” of themselves who reunite for a 90210 reboot. Tori Spelling’s Husband Dean Slams People Body Shaming Their Kids: ‘Horrified and Disgusted’ “Sunday Family Dinner… @jenniegarth @gabriellecarteris @bh90210 #nomakeup,” the actress captioned the photo, which featured all three women in black bathing suits on what appears to be a building rooftop in the city. While many of the comments praised the trio and expressed excitement for the new series, some were less than kind. “I’m cringing,” one user wrote, with another agreeing, “Yea, the phrase ‘trying too hard to be relevant’ comes to mind.” Instagram The exchange prompted McDermott, 52, to come to Spelling’s defense. “I love how you haters have private accts!! Let’s see what you trolls look like ya cowards!!!” he wrote. Spelling did not engage with the trolls, but did respond to a fan who questioned why costar Shannen Doherty was not included in the photo. Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic “She isn’t here in Vancouver yet but we can’t wait til @theshando joins us! We miss her. Xoxo,” Spelling wrote. Her husband’s comments are not the first time McDermott has come to Spelling’s defense; in January, he weighed in after an Instagram user accused the couple of letting their five children get overweight. Tori Spelling/Instagram “I am absolutely horrified and disgusted by the comments being left about my children,” he said. “Body shaming and bullying my children??!! What is wrong with you people??!!” McDermott said that his kids are going through “different growth stages” and that it’s cruel to comment on their sizes. Dean McDermott Slams Trolls for Mom Shaming Tori Spelling for Saying Muffins Were a Healthy Snack “As far as saying my children are overweight, well that’s just mean and uncalled for,” he said. “They’re going through different growth phases, and even if our children are on the bigger side. Who cares. 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.” Then in March, McDermott shared a video defending Spelling from mom shamers after the star shared a slideshow of photos featuring her children eating Little Bites muffins. “Hey everybody I am 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,” McDermott said. “She posted about a snack, it’s a snack people. Haven’t we given our kids a snack before? Cakes, cookies whatever. It’s a snack.” “She’s a great mom. We’re great parents. Our kids eat healthy. They eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, and occasionally they have a snack. So can we get over ourselves?” BH90210, starring Spelling, Garth, Carteris, Doherty, Jason Priestley and Brian Austin Green, premieres Aug. 7 on Fox.