Julia Fox retracts comment about Kanye West as ‘harmless’

Julia Fox has responded to the criticism she faced after she quipped last week that her ex-boyfriend Kanye West was “harmless”.

The actress was approached last Thursday (March 17). TMZ to talk about an animated video for West’s recent single “Eazy” – a collaboration with The Game released in January – that 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).

When asked if she thought Kardashian and Davidson should be worried about their safety, Fox — who briefly dated West earlier this year — replied, “No, Kanye’s harmless!” She did the violent scenes in West dismissed the video as “artistic expression,” and while she agreed his behavior came across as “aggressive,” Fox said the rapper’s perceived threats were “nothing but talk.”

“I think if it really came down to it,” she continued, “I don’t think Kanye would harm a fly.”

Fox’s comments proved controversial on social media, with some replies suggesting she dismissed West’s perceived harassment towards Kardashian and Davidson. Accordingly TMZFox has now addressed those criticisms in a post briefly shared on Instagram, claiming they were unaware of West’s recent attacks on Davidson, Kardashian and their supporters through his own social media pages.

“I would like to point out that at the time of this video I had not seen the latest Instagram posts,” Fox reportedly wrote in her post. “Believe it or not, I have a life and a son, and I have no Google alerts for this man!”

Fox went on to clarify that she believed she was only addressing the ‘Eazy’ video than the one mentioned above TMZ Reporters approached her and that she felt obligated to make her comments despite pressure from her followers.

She continued, “I thought this question was related to the music video. Yes, I just couldn’t answer questions, but then it would be “Juliet is crazy, she’s salty” etc. and it’s not me! It’s a real catch 22 so please stop f’n asking me! I wish I had the answers, but I don’t have any. I want to remain an indie queen. Mainstream life is not for me.”

Earlier this month, West released another version of the ‘Eazy’ video. This time, the skinned monkey from the single’s cover can be seen attacking Davidson, pinning down a blurred avatar of the actor-comedian and beating him with a series of punches.

Davidson later replied to West, writing in a leaked text exchange, “I’ve decided I won’t let you be treated like this anymore and I’m done being quiet.” After Kanye said he was “happy to see.” [him] out of the hospital and rehab,” Davidson said. “Same here. It’s a wonder what these places do when you call for help. You should try it.”

Last week, West’s Instagram account was temporarily suspended, with a meta representative claiming the rapper’s recent posts violated the policy on hate speech, bullying and harassment. At the time of writing, West has yet to make any new posts on the platform.

Additionally, it was reported that West had canceled a scheduled appearance at the 2022 Grammys due to his “concerned online conduct.” The 2022 Grammys are set to be hosted by Trevor Noah – a racist post about the comedian resulted in West being suspended from Instagram – although it has not been confirmed whether the incident was part of the decision to remove West’s performance from the ceremony.

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Caroline Bleakley

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