Chip Gaines has scathing response to USA Today writer who criticized his family

Chip Gaines has scathing response to USA Today writer who criticized his family

Don't mess with Chip Gaines or his family!

The former "Fixer Upper" star had some choice words for USA Today writer Daryl Austin who questioned in an op-ed whether the Gaines' family-first philosophy was realistic given their massive careers.

"No matter how rich and famous, we are all limited by the same 24 hours in a day. You cannot do all they’ve done (or even a fraction of it) and still have any real time left over for family," Austin wrote. "Frankly, I wonder where they even find the time to brush their teeth, let alone spend quality, one-on-one time with each child daily."

Austin also argued that Chip and Joanna are doing "a disservice to the parents who really are putting their children first," because they make it look so easy to balance both flourishing careers and a family life.

The couple's last season of "Fixer Upper," just ended, but they also have a new restaurant Magnolia Table, a new cookbook called 'Magnolia Table' and several other business endeavors. Wow, even typing all that is exhausting! It's clear that there's a lot on Chip and Jo's plate, but they somehow have it all figured out.

So when Chip happened to stumble upon Austin's column, he immediately gave his two-cents on Twitter -- and he didn't hold back.

"I don’t know Daryl, and he clearly doesn’t know me," Chip wrote. He said that if an issue came up with his family, he would "shut this circus down so fast it will make your head spin."

Mic drop.

He ended his message with his and Jo's secret to balancing it all: "Jo & I believe, w/ God anything is possible. Including having an amazing family AND career you love."

For more on the Gaines family, watch the video above!