Liam McDermott Says Bitch

Say What?! Liam McDermott Says Bitch… And Mom of the Year Tori Spelling Brags About It

Mom Jeanine
August 25, 2011


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Okay, pardon my sarcasm. I really don’t have anything against Tori Spelling. I don’t watch any of her shows or follow her in any way really, but I happened to come across this post on her site today:

In case you can’t make out what is says, allow me to recap:

“Liam just said, ‘I hate paparazzi. Next time I see one, I’m gonna spill soda on him, call him a bitch, and then maybe I’ll kick him in the wiener.’”

Umm, that’s not okay. I’ve never had the misfortune of being followed by paparazzi, but if my daughter ever said any of the things Liam did I’d be re-evaluating the job I was doing as a mother–not posting them on my blog for the world to read.

Now I know there are Tori Spelling diehards out there, so before you get all worked up, you have to be realistic. Sure you can’t control everything your kids says, but you can choose not to advertise the inappropriate comments that come from your child’s mouth. And yes, what Liam said was inappropriate. He’s 4!

Tori claims she has “no idea where Liam heard the word ‘bitch,’” but I’m not buying it. It goes without saying that a 4-year-old shouldn’t think it’s okay to say the word bitch, but I also don’t think a child should hate someone or want to inflict bodily harm on someone. I get that paparazzi are annoying, but it’s not okay to let your kid–yes, even a 4-year-old–think it’s okay to hit another person.

I seriously hope Tori promptly corrected Liam’s bad behavior–after she posted about it on her blog, of course–but who knows really.

Am I the only one who finds this whole thing a bit shocking? Not only that a 4-year-old speaks like this, but that his mom thinks it’s cute enough to write a blog post about? Please tell me this isn’t normal. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Barbara
    August 25, 2011

  • I’ve only read two of your blog entries, but it’s obvious that you are uptight and a prude. Relax, it’s not THAT serious!

  • Stephanie H
    August 26, 2011

  • Children’s first learning experiences are from their home environments. That is where the child heard it from.

    My husband and I rarely say any cuss words. Worst words we use is “dam” kind of thing. Then again, an ex neighbor who’s daughter is a day younger than mine (just turned two) is already saying “im sexy” or “sexy bitch” etc….cuz of her older siblings while the parents think it is “cute and innocent”. ummm okay?..

    So yeah. Doesn’t cut it with me. People complain about our youth today but dont’ want to take responsibility on raisnig them nor correcting them. On another note, correcting or changing themselves.

  • HilLesha
    August 26, 2011

  • It isn’t something I’d brag about, but I wouldn’t jump the gun too soon. Maybe he didn’t learn the word from his parents. Kids are fast learners. He could have picked up the word ANYWHERE. I don’t cuss and I’m very, very cautious about what my son watches on TV, yet he picked up the F word somewhere. Thank goodness he said it once, though.

  • Shelley
    August 26, 2011

  • I don’t think being alarmed at a child saying what Liam did is prude; it’s practical. It’s conscientious of good parenting. We want this generation to be our future – I’m supposing a responsible and emotionally-intelligent one, among other positive things…. not little hoodlums. Advocating or condoning Liam’s behavior is not appropriate and he was certainly not cute. He needs to be taught it’s okay to be mad & feel anger. It’s NOT okay to react the way he did. And certainly not okay to hurt someone.

  • NJ
    August 26, 2011

  • I agree w/ Stephanie and disagree w/ Barbara. Yes, what Liam said is inappropriate but its Tori and Dean’s job as parents not their kids friends to set an appropriate example of how to treat people not glorify Liam’s inappropriate comments on the internet. Like it or not, Tori chose to live a public life when she decided to become an actress and chose to keep her kids in the spotlight and yes, no child or adult is perfect but she shouldn’t put everyone of her kid’s misbehaviors out there in the public.

    Like Stephanie mentioned. Parents and society complain about how kids are today with no respect. But I think correcting a child’s behavior starts at home.And its obvious where some of these kids pick up these behaviors, in the home!

  • Janel
    August 26, 2011

  • I’m with Barbara! You know I have 3 boys that rang in ages 3 thru 18, and one thing that I have learned, is to not judge other peoples parenting. Even those of use who are very focused parents, have the misfortune of our children behaving in ways that were not modeled and even with our best efforts we may fail to correct. Where does this behavior come from then? Well, it can come from various places, school, neighbor kids your children play with after school, TV, Ect. But even beyond those outside influences, what I’ve learned, is that children are not a one size fits all! They have their own minds, their own personalities, their own thoughts on who they are, and that doesn’t always coincide with what our thoughts of who we want them to be. We see a thin slice of Tory Spelling’s parenting, even with her being a subject of a reality show. But I believe, like most, she is doing her best, with what she knows. And frankly, until you turn out adults that walked on water, their whole lives, you should judge. Because another thing I learned in my 18 years in parenting is, you may one night put to bed your purfect angel, and they may wake up as someone you don’t even know! And it happens that quick! Give her a break, I think I’d of laughed at that, there will be much bigger battles worth having.

  • Cindy Orley
    August 26, 2011

  • I agree that he should not be swearing, nor should mom be bragging about it. It’s sad, really. I can’t imagine dealing with the paparazzi, I’m sure it is horrible. I’m sure it is discussed at home, in the car, etc. Whether he picked up the word at home or not, I’m sure his distaste for the paparazzi is a family matter. Regardless, it is sad when kids talk this way at age 4 and 14. All we can do is raise our own children the best we can, instilling strong values and morals from the beginning, and praying over them the rest of the time.

  • magster F.
    August 26, 2011

  • This might be because little Liam was in the back seat of the car when the paparazzi ran a pregnant Tori into the wall of his school. This just happened in June and it was a serious accident. The stupid paparazzi got out of his car and started snapping and didn’t even care to check if Tori and her children had been hurt. Some of the moms came to her assistance and chased him off!. So, as much as I do not believe in using this kind of language, I can see how this little guy could feel that way. These guys are totally out of control and care nothing but selling their pictures. All of us can drive our children to school without a care in the world.

  • SDL
    August 26, 2011

  • Kids can and will swear, even when we don’t want them too. My 3 year old dropped an F-bomb the other day, but had no idea what it meant. We corrected him, and moved on. What I find alarming about Liam’s comment is the intent behind it – he wasn’t just repeating a word he heard (and knew what it meant), he wanted to hurt someone. THAT is what his parents should be addressing.

  • Karen
    August 26, 2011

  • I lost what little respect I had for Tori! That’s just wrong! She can never take back that post! She seriously needs to get a handle on that child and her parenting skills!

  • Connie
    August 27, 2011

  • “I’ll kick him on the wiener”? What means that word? “Wiener”? I don’t understand. By the way I feel sorry for this people being chased all the time with no respect. And this poor kids, they didn’t choose to be public figures.