Julia Fox said she dated Kanye West to distract him from harassing Kim Kardashian.
Earlier this year, the Uncut Gems actor had a brief yet highly publicized relationship with West from January to February. “There’s no labels, none of that,” Fox once said of her relationship with West, as per People.
“It’s just people that make each other feel better. It’s really, like, such a Gemini-Aquarius connection. It’s very inspirational. Our minds, we both work very fast; we keep up with each other, which is cool.”
Since their split, Julia Fox developed a platform on TikTok by speaking up on feminist topics like aging and the male gaze. However, the actor found herself at the center of a recent debate over whether she should be held accountable for dating West while he was targeting another woman.
“I just wish you weren’t dating a famously violent misogynist and antisemite,” one fan replied toone of Fox's videos about the topic.
In response, Fox said she dated the rapper to “distract” him from Kardashian, though she also claimed he had been acting “normal” when they first met. “The only thing he had done was change the name in the song and said like, ‘Come back to me, Kimberly,’” she said in the video.
“But then I had this thought: I was like, ‘Oh, my God, maybe I can get him off of Kim’s case. Maybe I can distract him, just get him to like me and I knew if anyone can do it, it’s me.’”