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Tori Spelling Apologizes For Calling Her Daughter 'McQuisha' While Playing Dress Up

Rae Batchelor 20 Mar 2020

Tori Spelling has found herself in hot water after she's been accused of playing into negative, racist stereotypes about black women with a recent Instagram story post of her daughter Hattie, 8, dressed up as a fictional character named "McQuisha."

The post showed Tori's daughter with a green bandana draped over her head with Cheetos tied around her fingers as nails.

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"Days kept inside we have to get creative..." Tori captioned the shot. "Hattie has become McQuisha in her Cheeto extension nails!"

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There was immediate backlash.

Fans accused Tori of playing into negative stereotypes, writing, “Racism takes no days off even during a pandemic,” in her Instagram comments, as well as, "Why did you think this was ok?!?!"

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Tori took to her Instagram story again to apologize, writing, “I posted a story the other day that upset many of you. I’m truly sorry. That was NOT the intention at ALL."

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“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."

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"She was reenacting the over the top fun and amazing character from 'Martin'."

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"She is innocent and didn’t mean anything by it," Tori wrote. “I should have thought about how it could have been perceived and misconstrued before I posted,” she continued. “I did not. I’m truly sorry.”

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