Julia Fox roasted after urging parents to buy their kids cleaning equipment rather than toys

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By Carina Murphy

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Julia Fox is known for her unorthodox style.

But it turns out the Uncut Gems star takes a similarly alternative approach to other areas of her life too.

On Monday (August 22), the 32-year-old took to TikTok to share some rather controversial tips on child care.

Fox - who shares her 19-month-old son Valentino with ex-husband Peter Artemiev - claimed that her little boy "doesn't care" for toys, and that parents would be better of giving their children cleaning products instead.

In the video - which has racked up over 2.6 million views - Fox began by explaining that she believes: "The idea of childhood was invented as a way to get parents to spend a lot of money on s*** that’s not really teaching your kid anything."

"He is actually more interested in what I’m doing," she continued, adding: "So I suggest that everyone buy their kid a mini-mop and mini-broom and start teaching them those life skills really young, so when they enter the real world they don’t have to outsource for everything and they know how to do things for themselves."

"I think that’s really important," the actor concluded.

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Fox, Artemiev, and their son. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Fox's suggestion was met with outrage, with many people taking to social media to point out the flaws in her argument.

"Tell me you don’t understand how child development works without telling me you don’t understand how child development works," one person wrote.

Another tweeted: "Will someone please tell julia fox that toys are good for kids brains and forcing them to clean all the time will produce a sociopath?"

A third jokingly posted a meme of actress AnnaLynne McCord saying "If only I'd been your mother" with the caption: "Julia Fox when she finds out I hate working."

It didn't take long for Fox to clap back at her haters. In an Instagram story, she claimed people had overreacted to her advice, writing: "Are you kidding me? I say children should learn skills so they can take care of themselves and now I support child labor?"

She followed this up with a snap of her son playing outdoors, and a sarcastic caption: "Now here's a cute pic of my son at the labor camp he works at."

Featured Image Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy

Julia Fox roasted after urging parents to buy their kids cleaning equipment rather than toys

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

Julia Fox is known for her unorthodox style.

But it turns out the Uncut Gems star takes a similarly alternative approach to other areas of her life too.

On Monday (August 22), the 32-year-old took to TikTok to share some rather controversial tips on child care.

Fox - who shares her 19-month-old son Valentino with ex-husband Peter Artemiev - claimed that her little boy "doesn't care" for toys, and that parents would be better of giving their children cleaning products instead.

In the video - which has racked up over 2.6 million views - Fox began by explaining that she believes: "The idea of childhood was invented as a way to get parents to spend a lot of money on s*** that’s not really teaching your kid anything."

"He is actually more interested in what I’m doing," she continued, adding: "So I suggest that everyone buy their kid a mini-mop and mini-broom and start teaching them those life skills really young, so when they enter the real world they don’t have to outsource for everything and they know how to do things for themselves."

"I think that’s really important," the actor concluded.

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Fox, Artemiev, and their son. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Fox's suggestion was met with outrage, with many people taking to social media to point out the flaws in her argument.

"Tell me you don’t understand how child development works without telling me you don’t understand how child development works," one person wrote.

Another tweeted: "Will someone please tell julia fox that toys are good for kids brains and forcing them to clean all the time will produce a sociopath?"

A third jokingly posted a meme of actress AnnaLynne McCord saying "If only I'd been your mother" with the caption: "Julia Fox when she finds out I hate working."

It didn't take long for Fox to clap back at her haters. In an Instagram story, she claimed people had overreacted to her advice, writing: "Are you kidding me? I say children should learn skills so they can take care of themselves and now I support child labor?"

She followed this up with a snap of her son playing outdoors, and a sarcastic caption: "Now here's a cute pic of my son at the labor camp he works at."

Featured Image Credit: Doug Peters / Alamy