In the social media landscape where a tweet can instigate a public feud, a recent altercation saw Hollywood actress Megan Fox admonishing politician Robby Starbuck for comments made about her children.
Fox Takes Aim
The altercation began when Starbuck, who has a reputation for courting controversy, shared a post on social media featuring Fox's children - Noah, 10, Bodhi, 9, and Journey, 6, whom she shares with actor Brian Austin Green, 49.
"Hey @robbystarbuck, I really don’t want to give you this attention because clearly you're a clout chaser, but let me teach you something,” Fox initiated her response. In a tone brimming with protective maternal instinct, she admonished, "Irrespective of how desperate you may become at any given time to acquire wealth, power, success, or fame - never use children as leverage or social currency.
Especially under malevolent and erroneous pretense." Fox, known for her bold public persona, voiced her disapproval of Starbuck's tactic to exploit her child’s gender identity to gain attention for his political campaign.
In her perspective, this put him "on the wrong side of the universe”.
Starbuck’s Controversial Assertion
In his original tweet, Starbuck, evidently unafraid to court controversy, had claimed that he witnessed two of Fox's children having a breakdown.
"These are Megan Fox’s sons. We used to live in the same gated community and our kids played at the park," he wrote, going on to claim, "I saw two of them have a full-on breakdown saying they were forced by their mum to wear girls clothes as their nanny tried to console them.
It's pure child abuse. Pray for them."
Fox’s Defiant Stand
Fox, no stranger to controversy herself, retorted back with an unyielding stand.
Asserting she’s been “burned at the stake by insecure, narcissistic, impotent, little men like you” before, she stated defiantly, "And yet I’m still here." Fox concluded her response with a fierce warning, leaving no room for ambiguity. "You messed with the wrong witch," she wrote.
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