Don’t Mess With Megan Fox’s Kids: Why the Hollywood Bombshell is Finally Firing Back Against Her Critics

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Megan Fox is no stranger to all the backlash that comes with fame, but whatever you do—don’t bring Megan Fox’s kids into it.

Fox has been in the public eye since she was 15 years old when she scored her first role in Mary-Kate and Ashely Olsen’s Holiday In The Sun.

Over the course of her 22-year career, Megan Fox has had her fair share of success. From Transformers to Jennifer’s Body, Fox made waves in Hollywood for essentially being every teenage boy’s dream girl.

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Coincidentally, Fox even snagged Beverly Hills, 90210 teen heartthrob Brian Austin Green.

But nothing comes for free.

Especially fame.

And Megan Fox was subject to her own share of scandals (like how the Tennesse actress comparing director Michael Bay to Hitler got her fired from the Transformers franchise.)

But Fox has thick skin and doesn’t let her critics get under it.

Megan Fox Has Had To Prove Herself

The backlash comes with the territory.

When you’re next-level-gorgeous and have an IQ of 149 (FYI that’s higher than Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos), you’ll pick up some haters along the way.

Her saving grace? Megan Fox knows her worth and has a good sense of humor.

“I’ve learned that being a celebrity is like being a sacrificial lamb. At some point, no matter how high the pedestal that they put you on, they’re going to tear you down.”

– Megan Fox

The Jennifer’s Body star will often complement her fashion-forward Instagram posts with satirical captions like:

Guys you don’t understand it’s just like…really hard when the only thing anyone ever notices about you is how smart you are”.

And even though her internet trolls take everything she says way too literally, Megan Fox doesn’t really pay attention to all that—or at least, she didn’t use to… until someone made the mistake of bringing Megan Fox’s kids into it.

They Said She Was A Child Abuser

Say what you want about her but talk about Megan Fox’s kids? Be prepared that the fierce mother of three will say something back, and if you’re politician Robby Starbuck…you probably won’t like it.

Megan Fox slammed Republican politician Robby Starbuck on social media, when the politician spoke out about how Fox was “abusing” her children.

In a since-deleted tweet— former U.S. Congress candidate Robby Starbuck accused Megan of forcing her three sons — Noah (age 10), Bodhi (age 9), and Journey (age 6), whom she co-parents with ex-husband Brian Austin Green — to wear dresses against their wishes.

Megan Fox's Kids go out in Beverly Hills with their mom.
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“These are Megan Fox’s sons,” Starbuck tweeted alongside a screenshot of Megan out with her boys. “We used to live in the same gated community and our kids played at the park. I saw 2 of them have a full on breakdown saying they were forced by their mom to wear girls clothes as their nanny tried to console them. It’s pure child abuse. Pray for them.” 

– Robby Starbuck, Twitter (deleted)

Megan Shut Her Critics Down

As soon as she caught wind of his tweet, Megan Fox wasted no time to get online to tell Starbuck (and anyone else who agreed with him) exactly how misguided it was to call her a “child abuser.”

“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. Irregardless 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. Exploiting my child’s gender identity to gain attention in your political campaign has put you on the wrong side of the universe.

I have been burned at the stake by insecure, narcissistic, impotent, little men like you many times, and yet i’m still here. You f**ked with the wrong witch.”

– Megan Fox, on her Instagram

Let this be a lesson to us all — not to mess with Megan Fox’s kids!

Her Ex-Husband Came To Her Defence

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While divorcees Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox had their ups and downs, Green quickly joined the conversation to back up the mother of his children.

“As a society I hope we continue to push to be better. This Robby Starbuck person is full of s**t, and I have no idea who he is.”

– Brian Austin Green

Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

Megan Fox’s relationship with now-husband Machine Gun Kelly has grabbed headlines since day one.

And yes, while the couple are known for their over-the-top public displays of affection…

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And their unorthodox choices of jewelry…

These theatrics are ultimately a public persona, right?

None of it is indicative of who Megan Fox is as a mother to her three sons—and a couple of shots on Instagram definitely don’t give us the full picture of who Fox has been as a mom, day in and day out, for the last decade.

Trying to Give Her Kids A Better Life

Despite their respective fame, Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox work to nurture their children away from social media and negative press attention, even if it’s not always easy.

Fox was quick to defend her eldest child, Noah when he was allegedly bullied for wearing a dress. Fox celebrated her son Noah who she called a “gentle soul,” sharing he is an “unbelievable pianist” who “can learn Mozart’s concerto in an hour.”

Megan Fox’s Kids Shouldn’t Have To Go What She Went Through

The parallels between the objectification Megan Fox faced as a young actress and the fears she has for her children facing a similar kind of scrutiny are understandable.

Fox has been candid in the past about her confusing and exploitative relationship with fame, especially as a young, hyper-sexualized, woman.

What people don’t realize is that fame, whatever your worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those ten kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you’re being bullied by millions of people constantly.

– Megan Fox

Years later, in her adult life, Fox still faces this same ‘bullying’ multiplied by the millions.

A trip to Megan Fox’s Instagram comment section reveals, that (shocker) faceless, traceless, nameless, strangers on the internet can be really nasty.

The flip side of fame is that for every fan lifting you up, there are 10 haters tearing you down.

So yes. It makes sense that Megan Fox would want to protect her children, who didn’t choose this life, from the public eye for as long as she can.

Celebrity Parents Are Just Like Us

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All any loving parent wants is to see their child safe, healthy, and happy—but the truth is sometimes the world has other plans. Eventually, kids grow up and it’s their turn to navigate the world on their own.

You can’t protect them forever, but you can prepare them. Sometimes all you can really do is lead by example— and when it comes to keeping your head held high above all the criticism and the noise, Megan Fox is she’s doing a great job.

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