Flip or Flop‘s Christina El Moussa is tired of endless online criticism–and she decided to do something about one hater in particular. Christina called out an especially mean-spirited Instagram user–while on vacation, no less–and was just a little bit gratified to see instant results.
Recently, Tarek and Christina El Moussa decided to take their two children for a quick mid-December vacation to the Montage Deer Valley luxury ski resort in stately Utah. While there, Christina was in the middle of a quick social media check when she noticed one persistent (and persistently sour) Instagram commenter leaving nasty comments all about. Christina El Moussa is not unaware of the fact that the internet can be an unfriendly place, but she decided to use her HGTV celebrity powers for good–by calling out the hater in a follow-up Instagram post for all the world to see.
Here’s Christina El Moussa’s initial response:
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the comment thread filled up with kind words for Tarek and Christina and their family. Which led to the following rather more heartwarming response:
Since I can’t tag everyone I would like to.. Thank you so much for all your kind words and sharing your stories. I really appreciate all the support!!!!! A photo posted by Christina El Moussa (@tarekandchristina) on
Tarek and Christina El Moussa are no strangers to controversy; they recently canceled a series of house flipping seminars in the Pacific Northwest because of widespread social media backlash to what’s perceived as their get-rich-quick ways. It was nice, then, to see something good come out of a viral story update for a change.
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(Photo credits: Christina El Moussa via Instagram)