Megan Fox publicly clapped back at a politician who claimed that Fox forces her three children to wear girls’ clothes and accused the Jennifer’s Body actress of child abuse. The politician, Robby Starbuck, sent out a tweet claiming that he had seen Fox’s children having breakdowns about being forced into clothes by their mother. Starbuck’s comments come amidst public debate regarding whether children should be able to make their own gender identity decisions.
Fox responded with a clear message to Starbuck via Instagram.
In the post’s caption, Fox said, “Regardless of how desperate you may become at any given time to acquire wealth, power, success, or fame – never use children as leverage or social currency, especially under malevolent and erroneous pretense…exploiting my child’s gender identity to gain attention in your political campaign has put you on the wrong side of the universe.”
Fox finished off the caption by referring to herself as a witch, stating that Starbuck had “f***ed with the wrong witch.”
Starbuck had a response of his own as he took to Twitter to say, “A witch in Hollywood doesn’t scare me one bit.”
Fox has spoken openly about her support of her children and their gender identities, and how she encourages her children to be unapologetically themselves.
“I’m trying to teach him to be confident no matter what anyone says,” Fox said. According to Fox, some students at school were making fun of her son for wearing dresses. But it seems her son remembered his mother’s support as he told her, “Well, all the boys laughed when I came in, but I don’t care, I love dresses too much,” she said Noah told her.”I can’t control the way other people react to my children,” Fox said to US TODAY . “I can’t control the things that other children – that they go to school with – have been taught and then repeat to them.”
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Fox is a mother of three; Noah, 9, Bodhi, 8, and Journey, 5.
The actress and model shared how she and her ex-husband Brian Austin Green have tried their best to protect their kids from social media.
Fox said she and Green have done a “really good job and we maintain their innocence in a lot of ways, but I know I can’t protect them forever, though I do have a child that suffers.”
The child in question is her eldest son, Noah. The 9-year-old has a fondness for wearing dresses, something that started when he was about two years old.
Fox went on to say that she bought a bunch of books that helped her “address a full spectrum of what this is.”
“Some of the books were written by transgender children,” she said. “Some of the books are just about how you can be a boy and wear a dress; you can express yourself through your clothing however you want.”
“So from the time they were very young, I’ve incorporated those things into their daily lives so that nobody feels like they are weird or strange or different,” she added.
Fox wants people to see Noah more than the clothes he wears. She said in an interview that her son is an “unbelievable pianist.”
One of the biggest reasons she and Green do their best to keep their children off social media is to do their best to protect them from the world’s toxicity, judgment, and bullying.
“I want people to see that,” Fox said, referencing her children’s achievements. “But I also don’t want the world to have access to this gentle soul and say all the things that we all know they’re going to say,” she said.
Fox explained that her sons attend a school where other parents share similar beliefs about social media.
“I knew when they were very young, I wanted to try to protect them however I could, especially limiting their exposure to the internet,” she said.