Tori Spelling from 'Beverly Hills, 90210' Apologizes after Backlash over Photo of Daughter Wearing Cheetos as Nails
Tori Spelling issued an apology on social media after she posted an image of her daughter Hattie that unleashed a slew of backlash from netizens that accused her of being insensitive and racist.
Spending time self-isolating amid the coronavirus pandemic with her family, Tori Spelling shared with her followers how she's been getting "creative" in keeping her five children occupied.
In a picture, the 46-year-old actress shared of her 8-year-old daughter Hattie; the youngster smiled broadly from under a green bandana while she held out her fingers that had Cheetos attached to them with rubber bands.
As a caption to the smiling image, Tori wrote, "Days kept inside we have to get creative... Hattie has become McQuisha in her Cheeto extension nails!"
The photograph and the caption didn't sit well with netizens, who soon took to social media to share their dismay as one wrote that Tori "found time for racism" while a pandemic stares everyone in the face:
Another Twitter user took it a step further, and accused the "Beverly Hills: 90210" alum of perpetuating negative stereotyping and added:
"You should probably read how negative stereotypes reinforce prejudgment towards black people."
Following the backlash, Tori posted an apology saying that it was "not the intention at all" to offend anyone. The mom of five went on to explain that Hattie loves old reruns of "Martin," and especially likes the character Shanaynay.
According to Tori, Hattie came up with the name "McQuisha" since her last name is McDermott and lived herself into the character while having fun.
The actress said that Hattie is "innocent" in the whole situation and "didn't mean anything by it." Nonetheless, Tori did admit that she should have thought of the implications such a picture could have and finished off her apology by saying that she is "truly sorry."
The picture came only days after Tori complained on social media about having "seven butts to wipe" and having no toilet paper, and everyone being sick at home with the schools closed.
Shortly before the coronavirus became a pandemic, Tori Spelling's youngest son celebrated his third birthday. The actress and her husband Dean McDermott share five children, Liam, Stella, Hattie, Finn, and then Beau Dean.
To commemorate the special day, the proud mom posted a picture of Deau Dean taken moments after his birth and lamented about her "beautiful and special soul" that is already 3-years old.
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