Ty Pennington Fires Back at Body Shamers

Ty Pennington is firing back at internet trolls with unkind things to say about his body.

The “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” host shared a post on Instagram Wednesday addressing the negative comments on an earlier video he posted in which he danced on the beach.

“What was an honest moment of just trying to make my wife laugh, was then picked apart by strangers- with a lot of views, comes a lot of hate!” he shared. “Comments like “disgusting”, “gross”, “omg he’s so old now”, “grandpa”, “he got fat” (which btw I’m pushing my stomach out but ok) and I wondered, if I was still young and fit, would I be getting the same comments? 🤔”

He pointed out, “There has been such a force behind accepting all shapes and sizes and aging in the female community which is AWESOME 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 (keep it coming) but maybe let’s give that same grace to men?”

Pennington says that he receives comments “on a daily basis” asking “what happened to him???!!!” The TV host says he works out 7 days a week and that “what happened” is, it’s been 22 YEARS since I made my television debut! No, I don’t have a six pack anymore or a luscious head of hair (with frosted tips 🤣) but what I do have is wisdom, empathy, life lessons and at 57 years old, I’ve TRULY never been happier!”

He asked fans to remember “I’m human and I have feelings. Yes, I am older but I think it’s pretty cool. And to that, here’s a picture my wife took of me that I really like- I have wrinkles and sunspots and grey hair but that’s okay and as @paulinaporizkov says #sexyhasnoexpirationdate Cheers to getting older! 🤗”

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