Megan Fox calls out Brian Austin Green for feeding an ‘absent mother’ narrative

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I’m not a big fan of Megan Fox’s new thing with Machine Gun Kelly, but there is one silver lining: Megan doesn’t seem to be going back to Brian Austin Green anytime soon. Megan and BAG were off-and-on so many times, I lost count. I don’t believe that their relationship/marriage was abusive, but I do think that BAG exerted a lot of control over Meghan and it would not surprise me if he was trying to guilt-trip her into coming back. Well, Megan’s not going back. Instead, she’s using social media to call out BAG for posting a photo of one of their children on social media.

Megan Fox took to the comments section of her ex Brian Austin Green’s Halloween social media post to call him out about publicly sharing pictures of their child. On Sunday, Green, 47, shared a photo of himself and their 3-year-old son Journey River dressed in costumes. “Hope you all had a good Halloween!!” the father of four captioned his post on Instagram.

Then, Fox, 34, took notice of Green’s post that featured their youngest son. “Why does Journey have to be in this picture? It’s not hard to crop them out. Or choose photos that they aren’t in. I had a great halloween with them yesterday, and yet notice how absent they are from my social media. I know you love your kids. But I don’t know why you can’t stop using them to posture [sic] via Instagram,” Fox continued.

“You’re so intoxicated with feeding the pervasive narrative that I’m an absent mother, and you are the perennial, eternally dedicated dad of the year. You have them half of the time,” she said. “Congratulations you truly are a remarkable human! Why do you need the internet to echo back to you what should be inexhaustibly evident in the way your children love you?”

Shortly after Fox’s comment, Green took down his original Halloween post. Instead, he shared the same photo but cropped out their child. “Hope you all had a happy Halloween!!!” he wrote for the revised post.

Fox and Green share sons Noah Shannon, 7, Bodhi Ransom, 6, and Journey. Green is also dad to 18-year-old son Kassius, whom he shares with ex Vanessa Marcil.

On Sunday, Marcil supported Fox on Instagram. “Like I said… the truth always comes out in the end…,” Marcil shared in a post, which was captioned with the hashtag #ImWithYouSister.”

On Saturday, Fox, who is currently dating Machine Gun Kelly, did not post a photo of herself and her kids. She did, however, share images from her Halloween celebration with her friends for which Fox dressed up as a wizard. “Really nailing this slutty Halloween thing,” she jokingly captioned her three photos.

[From People]

Wow. I guess I haven’t been paying attention, because I had no idea that BAG was even *trying* to play it like he’s Father of the Year and Megan is somehow an absent mom. I’ve never thought that? Megan has always seemed like a hands-on mom, and a mom who protects her kids’ privacy on social media. I guess the divorce is really going through this time. And Vanessa Marcil… very interesting. Vanessa and BAG have had beef for years, now I guess Vanessa is on Megan’s side.

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  1. Case says:

    I was so happy when I saw this. He has been subtly trying to paint her as an absent mom — remember the post she made with Machine Gun Kelly that she captioned “beautiful boy, my heart is yours” and BAG copied the caption with a photo of their sons?

    This was reported on E!’s Instagram and all the comments were so nasty toward Megan, trying to paint her as crazy and paranoid. I like Megan a lot and I think she smarter and kinder than people give her credit for. I’m glad she’s sticking up for herself and her ability to date, work, and be a good mom at the same time.

    • Kate says:

      Yes that was so obnoxious. I just looked at his IG and I see her point about him posturing as the best, most involved dad all of a sudden. Before they split, in the past 2 years he posted 2 pics of his kids on instagram. His account was clearly for professional purposes only – it’s all promos for his projects. This July he posted 7 pics of his kids, August – 4 pics, September – 3, October – 4 (before he took the Halloween one down). Now his IG is all casual Saturday posts of him and his kids. For actors, that is a deliberate choice to show your personal life and make that part of your brand.

  2. Amelie says:

    Not super familiar but has Megan posted pictures of her kids on IG in the past?

    Cue me going to Megan’s IG to search lol. She has posted a few pics here and there but not a lot. Ironically the last time she posted a picture of all 3 kids was from last Halloween. I dunno if she’s posted and deleted other pics of them but it seems she is not very interested in oversharing them to social media.

    She’s always seemed like an involved mom and I’m glad she’s calling out BAG on his nonsense.

  3. KLO says:

    Good. Stand up for yourself.

  4. lucy2 says:

    BAG seems like a real a-hole. Also, I would say him trying to control Megan is pretty abusive.

    Good for her for standing up for herself and her kids. I hope she tried privately contacting him to remove the photos before putting it on social media,, and I hope she can work some sort of agreement about the kids’ privacy into their divorce.

  5. SO Dumb says:

    I love that the 40+year-old guy who used her to make himself feel attractive is now dealing w the fact his younger wife is now with a younger man it must just absolutely eat him alive All bent cuz he’s all alone in his house with his kids 🤣and I’m sorry I’m here for it sick of these old farts girls deserve better than balls that fall in the toilet bowl When they poop. Let that kind of love grow

  6. Noki says:

    The dynamics since they got together have changed a lot in their relationship. He was the big star and bread winner than it changed,he probably hoped that she would be by his side forever.

  7. Bibliomommy96 says:

    The dog at the door looks so sad 🙁

  8. Becky says:

    Well considering he did the same thing of trying to make it look like he was the only active parent to Vanessa Marcil (and used Meghan to do it) I’m sure she this coming and decided to stop it.

    I mean bag tried to make Vanessa Marcil look like a bad mom constantly and all the while he abandoned his child when he couldn’t control the situation. Megan Fox was an active part of it which is why I have always had issues with her but good for her for stopping him and calling out his game.

    Good for both ladies for calling his crap out

  9. megs283 says:

    I believe posture is correctly used. Any other word nerds want to agree or disagree? (I’m referring to the “(sic)” in the quoted article.)

  10. Andrew’s Nemesis says:

    Who in the hell calls their kid ‘Journey’?!

    • Becky says:

      Yeah she gave her kids interesting and unique names but I don’t think that is the real takeaway. BAG has a habit of trying to bully and degrade women by using their children and good on them for calling it out.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Clearly, Meghan Fox does. And also Jurnee Smollett’s parents. And if you’re talking about variations on the name – Sojourner Truth named her own self.

      Talking shit about unique names is hella outdated and tired.

      • MerlinsMom1018 says:

        @ Yup, Me:
        THIS + 1000%
        my 3 granddaughters each have interesting and unique names too.

      • Allie says:

        “Interesting” and “unique” names only work with a last name that is also uncommon. Gwendolyn Tree Frog Miller would just sound stupid.

  11. Mindy_Dopple says:

    I’m so glad she posted it online for everyone to see. Some guys will ignore you and twist your words unless they’re in print and for everyone to see. It sounds like she’s in therapy and really using that to see all the little ways he tries to manipulate her. That caption stealing and putting it with a pic of their boys is PERFECT example of what she’s talking about. And I agree with the other commenter that control is a form of abuse. KEEP ON GROWING MEGAN!

  12. Meg says:

    oh hes definitely mom shamed her IMO
    He posted a nearly identical caption on instagram mocking a post megan had with machine gun kelly about how they feel about each other but BAGs post was a pic of his kids

    • Valiantly Varnished says:

      Yup. I remember that. And people came flocking to his defense for it too – and mostly women. Which makes it even more disgusting.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Yep. She of all people had better not point that part of this out either, LOL. Or else it will be used against her for 84 years.
        It’s good that she called him out, because he really has been trying to get the misogynists on his side since she moved on with someone else. My respect for a man goes right out the window when he pulls that shit after a break up, under our current climate.

    • mytwocents says:

      I didn’t see that as mom shaming, I saw that as, c’mon Megan, I get you’re in love and all, but maybe it doesn’t have to be all over Instagram in so much detail? Have some respect for Brian, who obviously still wanted her back. I liked his response.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        He’s not being disrespected, he’s experiencing rejection.

      • Becky says:

        Ok I could see that but why should she show him respect (also it wasn’t disrespectful the divorce was announced)- he hasn’t shown any of his exes or her respect. And that caption was a direct hit to make it seem like Megan cared more about getting laid than her children.

      • mytwocents says:

        Otaku, they were only separated 6 months or so, her drooling over her Twin Flame on Instagram was disrespectful to him, imo. If a man goes on Instagram a few months after a break up almost licking his new partners face, there would be public outrage. Becky, she’d been filming in Costa Rica at that time and was posting tons of loved up photos, it did look like she cared more about getting laid than her children lol

      • Otaku fairy says:

        If a man did it, I’d say the same thing (A man would be safe though). The sooner we teach young boys and men this point in particular, the better. So many of them are fed this idea that their pride should still be centered by their exes. Which sometimes leads to public tantrums, at times others getting involved in dangerous ways, and legal troubles.

  13. Valiantly Varnished says:

    He’s been openly derogatory and defamatory towards her on IG. Evenly openly commenting on her posts accusing her of not seeing her kids. Which is rich coming from a dude who didnt see his son for literally YEARS. He has been really psychologically abusive towards her in social media lately. Im glad she called his a$$ out.

  14. DS9 says:

    Vanessa Marcil should have kept her mouth shut. How messy.

    • Yup, Me says:

      Not at all. She has personally dealt with his bullshit. She’s offering the support SHE needed (and/or received) when she was dealing with BAG and his mess with her son. Hopefully, it keeps some other silly young woman from falling prey to his toxic brand of relationship and co-parenting.

    • Becky says:

      Why? He spent years doing this to her, abandoned her child and took her to court with such frivolous lawsuits that a judge reprimanded him.

      Why does she need to stay silent about the years of abuse and pain he put her and her son through?

      Also she didn’t say anything about this she said the truth always comes out and she always uses that hashtag- so people are assuming it’s about Megan- which I am sure it is but we don’t know.

      But no one should have to stay silent about their abuse and she didn’t get involved

      • DS9 says:

        If I’m arguing with my ex, the last thing I want or need is an older ex chiming in, especially of they have a conscientious relationship of their own.

        Marcil is free to discuss her feelings on BAG in her own terms, preferably in her own posts. Piggy backing on Megan to grind her own ax is obnoxious.

    • Becky says:

      @DS9 but she didn’t jump on that post all she said the truth always comes out- and the hashtag is something she uses all the time. At no point did she tag Megan or Brian, people are inferring she was speaking to this because of the years of abuse she took and people know about

  15. nicegirl says:

    I’m hopeful that feeling is the turning of the tides. Glad Megan stood up for herself! I’m not a fan of BAG.

  16. jferber says:

    Megan is right. Case closed.

  17. Gotcha says:

    Celebrity men are one of a kind and women generally side with their toxic miserable azzes. All of them should be exposed regardless

  18. Queen Meghan’s Hand says:

    You go Meghan! I’m so proud. She put eloquently and I intelligently put this BAG in his place. I copied her comment to use for myself!

    And I would like to add: she’s the first brunette hottie to raise her children non-binary. (Peep those they/them pronouns! She’s also come out and said this outright too)