Ant Anstead has defended himself after coming under fire for posting photos of his three-year-old son Hudson amid his bitter custody battle with his ex-wife. cristina room.
The 43-year-old “Wheelers Dealers” host faced backlash online after he posted photos of Hudson on Instagram on Thursday, despite criticizing Hall, 39, in court for sharing images of his little son in social networks.
Instagram users were quick to flock to the comments to accuse Anstead of hypocrisy and the UK native hit back at some of his critics.
“She can post as many organic photos as she wants. Find the facts and come back fully informed. X,” he told a naysayer, after multiple users said he was being “unfair.”
Several Anstead fans came to his defense, noting that Hall had featured Hudson in paid ads on his Instagram account.
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“Hudzo’s childhood is not for sale. As a father, I will continue to step up for him,” he told an Instagram user.
One commenter accused Anstead of also using Hudson to promote his businesses, noting that his son has appeared in photos with cars from Radford Motors, a bespoke car brand he co-founded.
“No one buys a $500,000 supercar because Hudzo was in a photo,” he countered. “I even kept him off the TV show (despite being asked many times).”
Another reviewer told Anstead that he deserves “all the shade you get” and that he should have settled their differences in private rather than in court. The user questioned whether he had a “hidden agenda” and added that “I’m sorry for the crap Hudson will see when she’s older.”
“He will read the private letter I wrote to him on April 21, a week before I replaced him,” Anstead replied. “She’s had 25 weeks to agree not to blow it. She’s finally got x.”
When asked by a fan how he handles all the hate on social media, he said he actually has to “laugh at it.”
“The uninformed herd mentality speaks to our current climate,” he continued. “If someone told me 25 weeks ago ‘get some criticism from a group of Karen in exchange for Hudzo not being exploited for money,’ I would take that deal! X.
Anstead and the host of “Christina on the Coast” divorced in june 2021, but have been locked in a highly publicized custody dispute over Hudson.
According to documents obtained by Fox News Digital, the television host raised concerns about the use of Hudson’s likeness for paid content, as well as on a television production set.
Anstead’s post, which featured photos of Hudson with his grandfather, comes after Hall stated that Hudson will no longer appear on his social media.
“I am mentally drained by the recent false accusations against me. Hudson’s father has tried to turn my family, friends and fans against me through manipulation tactics and misinformation.” home renovation expert wrote on Instagram.
“This has had a huge impact on me and my home. Because of this, I have made the decision not to feature Hudson on Instagram, my TV shows or any social platforms until he is old enough to make this decision for himself.” “.
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“Hudson’s father has made it clear through his public court documents that he is using Instagram to qualify the type of father I am, as that is the only access he has to my personal life. This has been the case since July. of 2020. This is unnecessary pressure for a platform that is supposed to be used for sharing chosen moments, rather than a judgment tool…especially since this is a very small fraction of my personal life, as the rest is kept between me and my family.
The Flip or Flop alum added: “My personal collection of photos on my phone and in our house is filled with memories of my children, so Hudson will be fine without his presence being shown in a public forum. Thanks to all the people”. that he can see past the bullshit they throw at me. I am and ALWAYS will be a protective mother.”
Christina previously used her maiden name “Haack,” but took her husband Josh Hall’s last name when they married in April. Joshua room. Anstead has been dating Renee Zellweger after they met on the set of her show “Celebrity IOU Joyride” last year.
Fox News Digital’s Tracy Wright contributed to this report.
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