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While the coronavirus has a lot of people on edge but probably none other than Tori Spelling who is sitting around probably trying to explain to her 8 year old daughter why an Instagram post she made of her has the world thinking they’re both racist. It’s only been a week of American’s being asked to stay home and already Tori Spelling decided to dress her daughter Hattie with cheetos clipped to her fingers and a green bandanna on her head captioned with “days kept inside we have to get creative…” She went on to add, “Hattie has become McQuisha in her Cheeto extension nails.”

The internet had a field day calling her every racist name in the book accusing her of cultural appropriation and mocking blacks with comments like, You’re a racist who tried to be comedic in THIS time ESPECIALLY! How Ironic is it that you associated a bandana, long nails and an urban to be a dress up game with you daughter children are TAUGHT to be RACIST AND INSENSITIVE TO CULTURAL MISAPPROPRIATION!!!! #🖕🏿🖕🏾🖕🏽.”

Now the irony of this is the fact that this comes not long after a rant on social media about her oldest daughter Stella being bullied, being called fat and the like. The bullying is said to be so bad that she’s been considering homeschooling her. So now she’s going to have TWO children bullied because she decided to be simple on the internet.

And for those who just see this as dress up, there’s a long history of blacks both being caricatured in the media where the only acceptable ones had to be exaggerated stereotypes of themselves. To this day, it’s still a fight for their to simply be normal black characters that aren’t full of “sass.” To take it a step further, see Diamond & Silk for further explanation. So with that being said, this was offensive.

But that isn’t it. The apology gets even better. She posted to her Instagram story, “I posted a story the other day that upset many of you. I’m truly sorry. That was NOT the intention at all.” She then asked for mercy for her child saying, “Hattie is 8. We watch and adore old reruns of Martin. She loves the character Shanaynay. She made up she made up that name with the ‘Mc’ because her last name is McDermott.”

And why else is this disturbing? Tori Spelling is a woman who has not appeared in a positive story for the majority of this millennium. And it’s hard to even grasp the start of it. When I think of Tori Spelling, I think of the time she caught her husband cheating and practically had him at gun point on their reality show that she co-produced (which completely takes the genuineness out of it) where she had him in tears crying about a mistress he mentioned by name which sounded completely made up and laughable. (I forgot the name but it was a doozy.) Then he went on to say he wanted to take his life over it which had Tori’s greasy fingers all over it. Then there’s the multiple open letters her mother has written her in the LA Times about what a horrible human being she thinks she is. And how bad of a person do you have to be for your dad, one of the richest men in Hollywood history to only leave you $800,000? And her mother’s criticism of her lavish spending while simultaneously crying about being broke, her mother paying all of her bills while she keeps having children she can’t afford. Then the ripping of Katie Holmes in her memoir upset she hadn’t kept up with her life in the tabloids.

She appeared to be going through some sort of postpartum depression that had the police called to her home multiple times during her last pregnancy. Whatever is going on with her, she needs to make up with her mother, humble herself and get herself together. She has been crying about money ever since her father died nearly 15 years ago. No one suffers that long. But the chip on her shoulder she’s had since then has hindered everything she’s touched since including her parenting skills… because she should have known better than to make her child a global target the way she just did. She’ll be living with this for years to come. Pay attention, Tori. You’re clearly asleep at the wheel, here.