Julia Fox Responded To Backlash After She Misunderstood The Meaning Of "Mascara" On TikTok

    "I'm really showing my age right now, but I just was not on that side of TikTok."

    This post includes mentions of sexual assault.

    Julia Fox addressed the backlash she's been getting after unintentionally leaving a negative comment on a TikTok discussing a user's sexual assault experience.

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    Conor Whipple posted a video this week sharing his story, but, to circumvent TikTok's strict content moderation rules and avoid being flagged, Conor used coded language and said "mascara" in place of "sex."

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    “I gave a girl mascara and it must have been so good that she decided that her and her friend should both try it without my consent," Conor captioned the post, which included a hashtag for sexual assault awareness and another encouraging men to speak up.

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    Failing to realize what the video meant, Julia reportedly commented, “Idk why but I don’t feel bad for u lol.”

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    She later apologized for the remark once she caught on to the backlash, saying she "really thought [they] were talking about mascara, like as in make up.”

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    "I'm really showing my age right now, but I just was not on that side of TikTok," she added. "And I really thought this man was crying about mascara. The end, OK? I'm sorry."

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    You can see Julia's apology video here:

    Julia Fox apologizes for telling a sexual assault survivor “I don’t feel bad for you lol.” Julia says she misunderstood the TikTok 😬

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    If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, you can call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE, which routes the caller to their nearest sexual assault service provider. You can also search for your local center here.