Too soon? Flip or Flop star Tarek El Moussa's latest Instagram story backfired after he attempted to make light of last year's explosive argument with estranged wife Christina.
Standing under a sign that reads, "No guns, weapons of any kind," Tarek added in helicopters and a middle finger emoji before tagging Christina in the controversial pic.
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It was deleted soon after, but his followers are calling out the HGTV star for seemingly taking a cheap shot at the mother of his two children.
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Fans of the popular home remodeling show remember that police were called to the couple's home after a fight resulted in Tarek running into the woods with a gun, prompting helicopters to respond.
However, it seems Christina did not find the humor in the photo, responding with her own message on the social media platform.
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"No time for bullshit when you're building an empire," read a quote she shared shortly after, with the caption, "True That... Only surround yourself with the best."
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Earlier this year, Life & Style reported that Tarek has a history of verbally abusing Christina.
An eyewitness revealed that he threatened to rape the blonde beauty in front of the show’s crew, leaving everyone who heard it shocked. “[He said] ‘Shut up, woman, or I’ll rape you.’ He actually joked about raping Christina on more than one occasion. Tarek thinks it’s funny,” the witness shares.
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Another source told In Touch that “Tarek found humor in insulting his wife in repeated verbal attacks. Some of his bad behavior was even caught on camera [in footage that never aired]."
Following the ill-received Instagram post, a source told TMZ that Tarek was only trying to make a joke and that the middle finger emoji was directed at the situation and not his ex-wife.
Whatever you say, Tarek. For a look back at the family in happier times, check out the gallery below!
"Sunday park days are the best days!"