Ty Pennington Hits Back at Body Shamers Who Trolled His Shirtless Video

Ty Pennington Hits Again at Physique Shamers Who Trolled His Shirtless Video

Ty Pennington has been a mainstay of dwelling enchancment tv for greater than twenty years, internet hosting reveals similar to Buying and selling Areas and Excessive Makeover: Residence Version. However when someone spends practically a 3rd of their reside on individuals’s TV screens, some adjustments are certain to begin exhibiting up—and Pennington, 57, has just lately known as for “grace” after receiving body-shaming, ageist feedback on social media.

All of it started when he shared a video of himself having enjoyable shirtless on the seaside to ‘Inexperienced Onions’ by Booker T, pulling up his shorts and putting some dad-dance poses. It was as innocent as Instagram content material might be, however led to an inflow of feedback from strangers on his look, which Pennington has since addressed in a brand new publish.

“What was an sincere second of simply making an attempt to make my spouse giggle, was then picked aside by strangers,” he wrote. “With a whole lot of views, comes a whole lot of hate! Feedback like “disgusting”, “gross”, “omg he’s so outdated now”, “grandpa”, “he acquired fats” (which btw I’m pushing my abdomen out however okay). And I questioned, if I used to be nonetheless younger and match, would I be getting the identical feedback? There was such a pressure behind accepting all sizes and styles and ageing within the feminine group which is AWESOME… however perhaps let’s give that very same grace to males?”

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Pennington went on so as to add that he would not recognize the hypothesis that his present physique is because of a “lack of train,” as he’s at present figuring out seven instances every week. However that is hardly the purpose. In response to the query of “what occurred” to him, he has a reasonably easy reply:

“It has been 22 YEARS since I made my tv debut! No, I don’t have a six pack anymore or a luscious head of hair (with frosted ideas) however what I do have is knowledge, empathy, life classes and at 57 years outdated, I’ve TRULY by no means been happier!”

He concluded the publish by acknowledging the “wrinkles and sunspots and gray hair” in his newest photograph, joking that “intercourse has no expiration date” and saying: “Cheers to getting older.”

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