Being a celebrity can be difficult when it comes to the safety of your children from the internet and trolls. Frequently, celebs try their best to ensure their children don't undergo the same scrutiny and judgment as they do from complete strangers.
Social media makes it increasingly easy for strangers to comment and bring negativity into anyone's lives — especially celebs.
But, when it comes to children, it so happens that words can hurt them — even if you're posting it on their parents social media profiles.
The couple, who now has five children, are constantly sharing photos of their kids on social media. Sometimes, this brings an influx of negative comments.
Like when their son Liam graduated from elementary school.
We all have photos like these!
Although I would be pouting in 60% of them.
I have to say, seeing a cake like this only makes me envious.
Some parent-shamers on social media will always find something to say.
The brand partnership was with Little Bites.
The brand partnership was with Little Bites. The photos showed four of her kids snacking on the mini muffins.
Moms online began saying how "bad" it was that Tori feeds her children Little Bites, citing how bad they are for kids because of their sugar content and calories.
Her husband opened up about the incident on his podcast, Daddy Issues, which he hosts with Adam Hunter and Nicky Paris.
Liam asked his dad if he was obese. Dean said: “I took him aside, and I said, ‘Look, you know what? People are going to say horrible things. We’re in the spotlight, Mom and Dad. People know who you are, and people are going to say nasty things. So you can fire back at them, or you can stop and think and send them some love.’ ”
"We’re in the spotlight, Mom and Dad."
"So you can fire back at them, or you can stop and think and send them some love.’”
“‘Think of how horrible their life must be if they’re gonna take the time to go on Mom’s account, look at it, and write something horrible about somebody they don’t know. How messed up is their life? How sad are they? They probably live in their mom’s basement. They probably have no friends,’ ” he said he told Liam. “So I said, ‘We can get mad about this, or we can take the high road, send them some love because they’re hurting.’ … Liam’s 12, going on 30. So, you know, he really got it.”
"So, you know, he really got it.”
Comparing him to McDermott's older son, he explained that he'll, "eventually go through a growth spurt" and his weight will "even out with his height."
Without letting his son know, he said he wanted to, "put his fist through a wall." As a parent, seeing your child upset over comments like that can be hard.
While their parent are famous, the kids don't sign up to be judged and picked apart by you. So, online, lets all practice kindness, and stop with the hate!