Julia Fox recently found herself in hot waters with social media users from all around the world following her ‘mascara trend’ misunderstanding on TikTok.
Here is everything you need to know.
The mascara trend on TikTok explained
The ‘mascara trend’ is the recently coded way for TikTok users to talk about their romantic relationships.
In addition, people are using the term ‘mascara’ to describe their s*xual experiences without the risk of getting banned by the app and as a part of TikTok content moderation.
Julia Fox apologizes to TikTok user after being accused of “condoning sexual assault” for a comment she made about his “mascara” story:
“Hey babe I’m so sorry I really thought u were talking about mascara like as in make up.” pic.twitter.com/9jmymtysfe
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 27, 2023
For instance, a user wrote, ‘I’ve had my mascara since I was 14. I’m now 24. Only mascara I’ve ever tried but I know there’s nothing like this one anywhere else.’
In addition, users often use the word ‘mascara’ to replace the term s*x, while they also use ‘mascara wand’ as a stand-in for the word ‘p*nis.’
Why has Julia Fox faced backlash over the mascara trend?
Julia Fox came under fire on TikTok for replying to a user’s story about someone using his ‘mascara’ without consent.
If you didn’t know, Conor Whipple took to his TikTok earlier this week to describe his experience with sexual assault using the mascara trend.
He shared, ‘I gave this one girl mascara one time and it must’ve been so good that she decided that her and her friend should both try it without my consent.’
However, Fox replied to the story by saying, ‘Idk why but I don’t feel bad for u lol.’
Hence, the Uncut Gems Star left the internet divided. While many criticized Fox for her ‘out of touch’ comment, others were quick to come to her defense saying that she might not be aware of the mascara trend.
Folks Julia Fox responded to her comment about not knowing the meaning and clarifying it all. I had her pegged all wrong. I thought she was flippant about men being victims of SA because it happens so often, but not in the least.
I was wrong and her response, amazing. pic.twitter.com/51KY8Z5LpD
— AskAubry ? (@ask_aubry) January 27, 2023
A user wrote, ‘I was also very confused. I feel like she had no clue.’
Meanwhile, Fox confirmed later this week that she was indeed unaware of the mascara trend or what Whipple was talking about in ....
The 32-year-old actress began with, ‘I commented on a video because I thought this guy was talking about getting his mascara stolen by some girl, and then the girl lent it to her friend.’
She added, ‘ And, as I read it, it just seemed so dramatic in the video, and I was like, damn, don’t catch a case — it’s just mascara. But it was, in fact, not just mascara.’
Fox then went on to make a sincere apology for her remark as she said, ‘I’m really sorry, I’m really showing my age right now.’
part of the problem with tiktok censorship is that users are making up so many code words to describe serious topics that nobody ever knows what the hell anyone is actually talking about https://t.co/TyHUOsAc8V
— matt (@mattxiv) January 27, 2023