Alicia Silverstone Defends That Mouth-To-Mouth Feeding Video

April 11, 2012 / Posted by:

An EWWWWWW was heard all around the world a couple of weeks ago when Alicia Silverstone posted a short video on her blog of her doing some Planet Earth shit with her 11-month-old son Bear Blu. Some called her SUCIO and I was more concerned about how our future is becoming lazier and lazier. Children can’t even strain their jaws by chewing their own damn food. In the future, robots will suck the caca out of our bodies so we won’t have to waste any energy on pushing it out. (Actually, that sounds like a dream. Get on it, NASA!)

Anyway, Cher Horowitz was at a Q&A for her movie Vamps at BAM in Brooklyn over the weekend, and of course someone asked her about pureeing her son’s food with her own mouth. Alicia chewed up her response and then spit this into everyone’s ears:

“I wasn’t saying this was anything somebody should do. I wasn’t trying to be independent or cause such a ruckus. I’m very glad that I did it. People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years. It’s a weaning process. It’s just a thing that has been going on for thousands of years and I didn’t think I was inventing anything.

Honestly, when I posted the video I was not thinking, so maybe I was like Cher. I think it’s adorable and it makes me laugh every time he does it. Every time my husband [Christopher Jarecki] goes to the YMCA, some guy comes over and says, ‘That’s how we do it in the South.’ Between him getting those great comments and me knowing in my gut it’s natural and lovely, I really wasn’t trying to tell anybody what to do.”

This makes me spit up chewed pieces of disappointment. Every time I’m in the South, nobody ever barfs creamed pancake into my mouth. Now I feel like I truly haven’t tasted true Southern hospitality.

No, that video isn’t adorable to me, but it would be hypocritical of me to be grossed out by this. I mean, I’ve put grosser things in my mouth and sometimes I had to chew it up myself! (Tip: Always ask your piece if they’ve just eaten corn before you get into anything. I won’t go any further than that, but just make sure you ALWAYS ask.)

via ABC News

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