Tori Spelling Apologizes After Photo of Daughter Sparks Racism Accusations

Tori Spelling says she is "truly sorry" for posting an Instagram Story photo of one of her five children, which stirred quite a bit of controversy.

By Corinne Heller 18 Mar, 2020 10:00 PMTags
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Tori Spelling says she is "truly sorry" for posting an Instagram Story photo of one of her daughters, which stirred quite a bit of controversy.

The picture showed 8-year-old daughter Hattie, one of the Beverly Hills, 90210 alum and husband Dean McDermott's five children, posing with a green handkerchief on her head and Cheetos tied to the edges of her fingers. Spelling wrote alongside the image, "Days kept inside we have to get creative... Hattie has become McQuisha in her Cheeto extension nails!" The actress' photo sparked accusations of racism.

"I posted a story the other day that upset many of you," she wrote on Instagram Story on Wednesday. "I'm truly sorry. That was NOT the intention at ALL. Hattie is 8. We watch and adore old reruns of Martin. She loves the character Shanaynay. She made up that name with "Mc" bc her last name is McDermott. She was reenacting the other the top fun and amazing character from Martin."

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"She is innocent and didn't mean anything by it," Spelling continued. "I should have thought about how it could have been perceived and misconstrued before I posted. I did not. I'm truly sorry."

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Spelling and her family are among millions of people who are remaining at home and practicing social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Days earlier, she complained on Instagram," We're all sick and the kids' schools are closed, so we're all home. And it's raining. And the stores are out of toilet paper and we have seven butts to wipe and no toilet paper to be found."

She later said that her husband "is a rock star… he found TP!"