Julia Fox reverses comment that Kanye West was ‘harmless’
Julia Fox has responded to the criticism she has faced after quipping last week that her ex-boyfriend Kanye West was “harmless”.
Last Thursday (March 17), the actress was approached by TMZ to weigh in on an animated video for West’s recent single “Eazy” — a collaborative effort with The Game, released in January — which shows a caricature of West’s kidnapping and brutality Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson (who is currently dating West’s ex-wife, Kim Kardashian).
Asked if she thinks Kardashian and Davidson should be concerned about their safety, Fox – who briefly dated West earlier this year – replied, “No, Kanye is harmless!” She dismissed the violent scenes in West’s video as “artistic expression,” and while she agreed his behavior was “aggressive,” Fox said the rapper’s perceived threats are “nothing more than words”.
“I think if it really came down to that,” she continued, “I don’t think Kanye would hurt a fly.”
Fox’s comments proved controversial on social media, with some respondents believing she dismissed West’s perceived harassment of Kardashian and Davidson. According to TMZFox has now responded to that criticism in a post briefly made available on Instagram, saying she was unaware of West’s recent attacks on Davidson, Kardashian and their followers via her own social media pages.
“I want to point out that I had not seen the latest Instagram posts at the time of this video,” Fox reportedly wrote in his post. “Believe it or not, I have a life and a son, and I don’t have Google Alerts for this man!”
Fox went on to clarify that she believed she was only talking about the “Eazy” video when the above TMZ journalist approached her and that she felt compelled to make her comments under pressure from her supporters.
She continued, “I thought that question was referring to the music video. Yeah, I just couldn’t answer the questions, but then it would be ‘Julia is crazy, she’s salty’ etc. and I’m not. This is a real wrestling 22 so please stop asking me I wish I had the answers but I don’t I wanna stay an Indie Queen Ordinary life is not for me.
Earlier this month, West released another version of the “Eazy” video. This time, the flayed monkey from the single’s cover is seen attacking Davidson, pinning down a blurry avatar of the actor and comedian, and hitting him with a series of punches.
Davidson then responded to West, writing in a leaked text exchange, “I’ve decided that I won’t let you guys treat us like this anymore and I’m done shutting up.” After Kanye said he was “happy to see [him] out of the hospital and out of rehab,” Davidson said: “Same here. You wonder what these places are doing when you go for help. You should try it.”
Last week, West’s Instagram account was temporarily suspended, with a representative for Meta saying the rapper’s recent posts violated policies on hate speech, bullying and harassment. As of this writing, West has yet to post any new posts on the platform.
Additionally, it was reported that West canceled a scheduled performance at the 2022 Grammys due to his “concerning online behavior.” The 2022 Grammys are set to be hosted by Trevor Noah – a racist post about the comedian led to West’s suspension from Instagram – although it has not been confirmed whether the incident was part of the decision to pull the performance from West of the ceremony.