• Ty Pennington was on Trading Spaces and Extreme Makeover Home Edition in the early 2000s.
  • After posting a video to Instagram, became subject to bullying
  • Pennington revealed how the comments hurt him

Always be kind! Ty Pennington is trying to let his fans and followers to remember the importance of treating others nicely. The ex-TLC star is coming clean about how he felt following nasty comments on his social media.

Ty Pennington affected by words

The TV host opened up about his experience with online bullying after posting a silly video to his Instagram of him dancing shirtless on the beach.

Ty Pennington attends 'The Shape Of Water' screening at Trustees Theater during 20th Anniversary SCAD Savannah Film Festival.

The TV personality was hit with some nasty remarks in regards to his older body, and although he tried to not let it get to him, it did hurt his feelings.

Pennington shared that the moment was an "honest moment" of just being silly while trying to get his wife to laugh, and after it had been viewed thousands of times, Pennington said that he was "picked apart" in the comments.

"With a lot of views, comes a lot of hate!" he said.

The video in question had thousands of comments including being called, "disgusting", "old", "gross", "fat", and had some comments even asking "what happened to him?".

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In a new Instagram post, Pennington revealed how it made him feel and responded to some haters. 

"'What happened' is, it's been 22 YEARS since I made my television debut!" he wrote. "No, I don't have a six-pack anymore or a luscious head of hair, but what I do have is wisdom, empathy, life lessons and at 57 years old, I've TRULY never been happier!"

He continued, "I wondered if I was still young and fit, would I be getting the same comments? There has been such a force behind accepting all shapes and sizes and aging in the female community which is AWESOME but maybe let's give that same grace to men?"

He mentioned how the backlash hurt him saying, "I'm human and I have feelings. Yes, I am older but I think it’s pretty cool."

The TV host also commented on the black and white photo of himself with the hashtag #sexyhasnoexpirationdate.