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
Alicia Silverstone named her son Bear Blu, so you already know she's got bark burns on her arms from hugging trees so much. Alicia is strictly vegan, doesn't wear animal shit on her body and loves Mother Nature's creatures so much that she even takes feeding tips from them. On her blog The Kind Life, Alicia told the world that she feeds her 11-month-old son by chewing on some vegan food and letting him eat it out of her mouth. And there's video too!
You know, there's a few hippie hos in my life, so I try to keep an open mind to their nature fucking ways, but what in the saliva stew hell, Cher?! I have so many questions about Alicia food frenching with her kid, so thankfully Fox411 asked a few experts to give us the pros and cons of this mess:
Dr. Jennifer Landa, M.D: “There are those who think that a mom chewing a baby’s food provides helpful enzymes from her mouth but it doesn’t seem like a hygienic practice. Various viruses and bacteria, but especially herpes virus, may be passed from mother to baby. These microbes present a challenge that the infant’s immune system may not be ready for. So the practice is questionable for safety, and then, there’s a certain ick factor here that needs to be considered.”
Family therapist Melody Brooke: “A lot of moms chew a portion of their baby’s food; it’s often a very natural transition. But this just looks really funny, like Alicia is making out with her son. There is nothing terribly wrong with it, it just looks really weird.”
Heather Lounsbury, the founder of LiveNaturalLiveWell.com: “I'm sure Alicia is brushing her teeth regularly as to not expose her baby to bacteria in her mouth. It is dangerous to try and live in a completely sterile environment, because it's impossible. And it doesn't allow for the body to fight minor infections so it can fight more serious illnesses it may be exposed to.”
It's Alicia's kid, Alicia's mouth, Alicia's chewed up food and if she's okay with her child spitting up drool into her eatin' hole, then that's okay with me and it's none of my damn business. But I'd probably have a totally different response if I was in a restaurant, eating my pancakes and watched Alicia put her food processor mouth to use by chewing up her food. I would not be amused to see little Bear's eyes light up as he tied a napkin around his neck to suck the food out of his mom's mouth. No. Take that shit to the trees, you Nelly Furtado ass ho! Flap, flap, flap! I think I see a worm up there.