"First bullying my wife, my kids and now me?" Dean McDermott tweeted

By Natalie Stone
February 05, 2019 06:45 PM

Dean McDermott is hitting back in more ways than one.

The father of five defended his wife Tori Spelling and their family on Twitter Tuesday after he was criticized for advertising an upcoming boxing class that he’s hosting, which is $25 for participants.

“First bullying my wife, my kids and now me? Check out season 3 of my Netflix series SLASHER premiering this summer. And, thanks for the free publicity for my new passion project,” he tweeted in response to Radar Online, which tweeted that the “Actor is pulling out all the stops amid his and wife Tori Spelling’s money woes” alongside an article link.

Despite the criticism, McDermott said that he is choosing to empower people.

“Hope to see you at the Lunch Punch with Dean McDermott,” he continued, and added, “#empoweringpeople no matter what you print.”

Days ago, McDermott, 52, posted a video to Instagram where he advertised the Feb. 11 75-minute fitness class, which will allow attendees the opportunity to “try and punch me in the face.”

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His clap back comes nearly three weeks after he slammed critics who body-shamed his children.

McDermott, who shares kids Liam, 11, Stella, 10, Hattie, 7, Finn, 6, and Beau, 1, with 45-year-old Spelling, responded after his wife shared a photo of the whole family at a screening of A Dog’s Way Home in January.

The comments quickly turned negative, with people asking, “why do you let your kids get so fat?” and saying they look “terrible.”

He then replied with a furious message. “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.

“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.”

He also said that the event was right after a “long day” at school, and he doesn’t know any kids who wouldn’t look “disheveled” at that point — plus the kids had been running around and playing with other children.

Tori Spelling, Dean McDermott and their five children

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“So I apologize we didn’t get the iron and steamer out to make them perfect for you,” he said sarcastically. “They’re kids. They’re messy and dirty. That’s what they do.”

And McDermott questioned why people were criticizing the kid’s budget-friendly clothing choices.

“And what’s wrong with shopping at Target??!! Over half of America shops there,” he said. “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.”

The actor ended his comment questioning why people would waste their time criticizing the kids, and thanking those who came to their defense.

“You should all be ashamed of yourselves for passing such horrible judgement on innocent beautiful children. Shame on you all!!!!” he said. “Thank you to all the people who came to our defense. You’re all kind compassionate souls. Down with the haters!! Up with love!!”

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