Julia Fox has reacted to backlash over her recent comment. Having been dragged by online users for insinuating that kids should be working instead of playing, the "Uncut Gems" actress took to social media to offer her clarification.
The 32-year-old set the record straight through a TikTok video. "Oh my god, you guys are really acting like I said that kids should be working. That's not what I said. I said that kids need to learn skills," she said.
"Listen, there's a reason why, in public schools specifically, they don't teach kids trades or any marketable skills like sewing, or building things or growing food, you know, like basic s**t," the ex-girlfriend of Kanye West added. "Because they want to keep people dumb so that they have to go pay for it."
Calling people's reaction to her remarks "crazy," Julia divulged that she takes a more feminist approach when raising her 19-month-old son, Valentino. "Because I have a son, specifically, I don't want him to expect that women are just going to clean up after him and do everything for him," she explained. "I saw that my whole life, even in my own family and that stops with me."
Julia came under fire after urging people to stop buying toys for their kids. In a Monday TikTok post, she claimed her son "doesn't care for his toys," adding, "He is actually more interested in what I'm doing."
"So I suggest that everyone buy their kid a mini-mop and mini-broom and start teaching them those life skills really young," the model continued. "So when they enter the real world they don't have to outsource for everything."
Julia said she thinks "the idea of childhood was invented as a way to get parents to spend a lot of money on s**t that's not really teaching your kid anything." She went on to claim, "The concept of childhood was only invented in the 18th century… Prior to that, children were just regarded as little adults."