Alicia Silverstone Reveals That She 'Takes Baths' With Her 9-Year-Old Son And Fans Are Losing It
Alicia Silverstone has never been shy about her unique parenting style, but her latest revelation has fans so outraged that some are calling the Clueless star a “pedophile.” Silverstone recently told The New York Times that her favorite activity during the COVID-19 quarantine has been taking baths with her nine-year-old son, Bear Blu.
"My son and I take baths together," said the 43-year-old, who shares Bear with her ex-husband, Christopher Jarecki. "When he's not with me, I take a bath and that really feels nourishing and comforting.”
Silverstone and Jarecki tied the knot in 2005, but they divorced in 2018. Her new life as a single mom hasn’t changed Silverstone’s focus on health and wellness. A practicing vegan since her early 20s, the actress says that during the quarantine she has also enjoyed cooking, practicing yoga, taking long walks, and writing in her journal. However, when it comes down to it, Silverstone says everything is about diet.
"When I don't eat well, I don't feel well, and then my moods go all over the place,” explained Silverstone, who says that her vegan diet has helped her lose weight and clear up her acne.
In 2017, Silverstone said it was a “no-brainer” when it came to choosing a vegan diet for her son. In a video for the nonprofit Farm Sanctuary’s Compassionate Meals program, Silverstone said that being able to do something that is good for the earth, good for the animals, and good for you at the same time is “the biggest ‘Duh!’”
Silverstone also claims that when people ask Bear his favorite thing about being a vegan, he tells them that he doesn’t “have to eat yucky meat.”
Silverstone’s latest revelation about taking baths with her son has people up in arms on social media. Many are calling the actress “sick” and “weird,” and others called her a “pedophile.”
"What in the hell is wrong with her? Alicia Silverstone bathing with her 9 year old son?" wrote one angry Twitter user. "Is she still chewing food and spitting it into his mouth? This is an episode of #Dateline just waiting to happen."
"Alicia Silverstone... Another sick Hollywood pedophile. Incest. B*tch nasty," wrote another, while a third wrote: "I don’t know how Alicia Silverstone is able to still bathe with her 9 year old. I can no longer get dressed in front of my 3 year old because he’s constantly asking to touch my 'boops.'"
There were some fans who weren’t surprised that Silverstone takes baths with her son. In 2012, she posted a video that showed her feeding Bear baby bird style. Alicia Silverstone would chew his food and then regurgitate it into the baby’s mouth, which she said at the time was just “a weaning process.”
“It’s his favorite … and mine. He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating,” she said at the time.