Julia Fox is speaking out after receiving backlash from a comment she left on a TikTok user’s sexual assault video.
In a video created by a TikTok user Earlier this week, Fox, 32, commented, “I don’t know why but I don’t feel bad for you lol,” unaware that the user was referring to the word “mascara” as a code for aggression sexual.
The user shared the video with on-screen text that reads, “I gave this girl mascara once and it must have been so good she decided she and her friend should try it without my consent.”
While Fox’s comment was deleted from the user’s video, his the words have been entered by multiple accounts on the social media platform.
After facing backlash over her comment, she spoke in a now-expired TikTok story about her views on sexual assault and being unaware that the term “mascara” was colloquial language for some users and a recent trend on the platform.
The Uncut Gems The star explained, “So I commented on a video because I thought this guy was talking about a girl stealing his mascara and then the girl loaned it to her friend. Reading it, it seemed so drama in this video, and I was like, ‘Damn, don’t catch a case, it’s just mascara.’ But it wasn’t just mascara.”
According to a video capture per a Fox fan account on Twitter, the actress’ response expired early Friday morning.
In it, she continued, “Anyway, I’ve already apologized to this person, but I just want to apologize to everyone who fell victim to you-know-what. I’m so sorry. . I really show my age right away.”
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According to TikTok Community Rules“We remove expressions of abuse, including degrading threats or statements intended to mock, humiliate, embarrass, intimidate or hurt an individual.”
While there’s no specific reference to talking about sexual assault in TikTok’s guidelines, they do add a section on sexual exploitation: “We don’t allow depictions, including digitally created or manipulated content , nudity or sexual activity. We are aware that some content may be offensive or culturally inappropriate in certain regions or may not be appropriate for users of all ages.”
If you or someone you know has been sexually abused, text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected with a certified crisis counsellor.