1674910584 Julia Fox Apologizes For Not Knowing Mascara Was A TikTok

Julia Fox Apologizes For Not Knowing ‘Mascara’ Was A TikTok User’s Sexual Assault Code

Julia Fox

Julia Fox

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Julia Fox speaks out after receiving backlash over a comment she left on a TikTok user’s video about sexual assault.

In a video created by a TikTok user earlier this week, Fox, 32, commented, “Idk why but I don’t feel bad for you lol,” unaware that the user was using the word “mascara.” ‘ as code for sexually-labeled assault.

The user shared the video with an onscreen caption that read, “I gave this one girl mascara once and it must have been so good that she decided she and her friend should both try it without my consent.”

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While Fox’s comment was deleted from the user’s video, her words were captured by multiple accounts on the social media platform.

After facing backlash over her comment, she opened up about her views on sexual assault in a now-defunct TikTok story, unaware that the term “mascara” was slang for some users and a new trend on the platform.

The ‘Uncut Gems’ star explained: “Well I was commenting on a video because I thought this guy was talking about a girl stealing his mascara and then the girl lent it to her friend. When I read it, it just felt so dramatic in this video, and I was like, ‘Damn, don’t grab a case, it’s just mascara.’ But it really wasn’t just mascara.”

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according to a recording of the video a Fox fan account on Twitter leaked the actress’ response early Friday morning.

In it, she continued, “Anyway, I’ve already apologized to that person, but I just want to apologize to everyone who’s been a victim of you-know-what. I’m really sorry. I’m really showing my age right now.”

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According to TikTok’s Community Guidelines, “We remove language of abuse, including threats or demeaning language, intended to mock, humiliate, embarrass, intimidate, or hurt any person.”

Though TikTok’s policies don’t specifically indicate talking about sexual assault, they add in a section on sexual exploitation: “We do not allow any depiction, including digitally created or manipulated content, of nudity or sexual activity. We recognize 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 a victim of sexual abuse, text “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 to be connected to a certified crisis counselor.