Back in early January, Uncaht Jahms star Julia Fox began dating Kanye West. After six weeks of attention-grabbing theatrics, which included an essay about their second date, Fashion Week stuntery, and approximately 12 metric tonnes of black eyeliner, this “it” couple (more like Cousin Itt) expired. Recently, Julia said she believed this quickie romance hurt her acting career because Hollywood sees her as a “tabloid type person.” Now she’s taken to TikTok to defend her decision to date Kanye. Julia claims she did it to distract him from attacking his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian. So, a sort of “women supporting women” version of jumping on a live grenade.
Julia made the TikTok in response to a commenter who wrote that they wished she hadn’t dated “a famously violent misogynist and antisemite.” Oo, Kanye just got a new Twitter bio! Julia replied that she was gonna write about her relationship with Kanye in her upcoming book, but she might as well explain herself now. She says that, when she was dating Kanye, he was being normal. She adds that she’s always loved the Kardashians (“even Kourtney”) because they supported her fashion line ten years ago. And actually, her romance with Kanye was an attempt to help Kim:
Anyway, so, by the time me and him got together, he hadn’t been doing anything “out there” yet. The only thing he had done was change the name in the song, and said, “Come back to me, Kimberly.”
Julia is talking about the December 2021 concert where Kanye changed the lyrics of his song “Runaway” to ask his ex-wife to “run right back to me.” It’s interesting that she considers that the only “out there” stunt Kanye pulled before their relationship. I guess she didn’t mind his 2020 presidential campaign and or the “slavery was a choice” madness.
Julia goes on to say that, at the beginning of their “relationship,” she was sort of ignoring Kanye’s texts, namely because celebrities are weirdos (“they’re kinda boring, and they’re not what you think they’re gonna be like”). Kanye was annoyed at this, and accused her of having “bad text etiquette.” Julia was unsure of what to do, but then, she had an idea:
But then I had this thought. I was like, “Oh my god, maybe I could get him off Kim’s case!” Maybe I could distract him, just get him to like me. And I knew, I was like, “If anyone could do it, it’s me.” Because if I set my mind to something, I do it.
And I will say, that month that we spent together. He wasn’t on Twitter, first of all. He wasn’t on any forms of social media, he didn’t even talk about his relationship. We only really talked about clothes, and weird ideas, and plans for the future, and our hopes and dreams for childhood and education, and, like, it was really beautiful, guys.
But Julia says she was “out” the moment Kanye started tweeting again. She says that she really believed she could help Kanye, but he rejected her attempts:
I was like, “I wanna help him, I wanna help him!” I sounded almost as dumb as you guys, saying that I should have done something to stop him… like, what? But anyway, I was delusional, I thought I could help. Anyway, it didn’t work. And now we’re here.
Julia finishes her TikTok by saying she really respects Kanye as an artist, “but, that being said, I stand with the Jewish community… PERIOD.” Here’s the TikTok:
Replying to @ged_baddie
Oh, to be a fly on the wall during one of Kanye and Julia’s conversations about fashion and the future. I wonder what he thinks about the “FALL 2022 dress!!!” Julia debuted on social media over the weekend:
I present to you the FALL 2022 dress!!! Thank u @emmafujiko my brilliant sis who helped me turn my vision into reality ♥️
Work, bitch! And when I say “bitch,” please know I’m addressing the microscopic leaf bug that crawled up inside Julia’s hoo-ha and is currently laying thousands of eggs.
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