Julia Fox thinks Kim Kardashian is purposefully triggering & gaslighting Kanye West

I’m not an expert when it comes to navigating relationships with toxic men who struggle with mental health issues, but… I feel like the best course of action would probably be to stay out of all of the guy’s drama. Like, I don’t think Julia Fox is a fool. I think she’s out for what she can get in her relationship with Kanye West. She’s getting new clothes, worldwide attention, free trips to Paris. She’s being introduced to designers and media people and celebrities. She’s going to come out of this mess a celebrity in her own right. So why doesn’t Julia just… stay quiet about Kanye’s sh-t with Kim Kardashian? It’s none of her business, Julia knows she’s being used as a way to “get at” Kim, so Julia should just chill out and not involve herself publicly, right? Well, in the wake of Kim Kardashian blasting Kanye for being a manipulative, toxic a–hole, Julia Fox’s friends are chatting about the Kimye situation with Page Six. It’s not good.

Julia Fox is understanding of boyfriend, Kanye West, and his current issues with soon-to-be ex-wife, Kim Kardashian, but still hopes the combative exes will soon find common ground.

“Julia’s been in the same predicament, so she understands that divorces are messy and when kids are involved it makes it almost impossible,” a source close to Fox tells Page Six. “She just wants them to resolve their issues.”

Our source adds that she finds it, “a little strange and coincidental that after any big outing they have in the press, something like this happens.”

Earlier this week, the “Uncut Gems” actress celebrated her 32nd birthday with West at New York City hotspot Lucien, with plenty of cameras documenting the rapper gifting his lady and her friends with Birkin bags. Days later, West, 44, took to social media to call out Kardashian, 41, for allowing 8-year-daughter North on TikTok “against his will,” sparking an intense back-and-forth between the co-parents.

“There’s been more instances of subtle retaliation and gaslighting,” our source claims, adding that Kardashian allegedly “does stuff to purposely trigger him because she knows he’ll take the bait.”

A rep for Kardashian did not immediately return our request for comment.

[From Page Six]

Kim was sitting there, minding her business and raising her kids when Kanye went on Instagram and accused her of all kinds of sh-t including “kidnapping.” Kanye is responsible for his own sh-t, and Kim is NOT gaslighting him. Kim is organized, she has a great legal team, she’s keeping records and she’s good at protecting her own public image. None of that is gaslighting, it’s called being an adult. Meanwhile, Kanye throws weekly public tantrums because he can’t control Kim, and because he’s furious that she’s dating Pete Davidson. Why in the world would Julia Fox want anyone to know that she thinks Kanye’s behavior is happening because Kim is doing sh-t to him? All Kim wants is for Kanye to leave her alone!!

Julia finds it “a little strange and coincidental that after any big outing they have in the press, something like this happens.” Kanye makes an ass out of himself publicly, expecting Kim to react and when Kim doesn’t, Kanye throws a public tantrum a few days later. That’s what is actually happening.

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  1. teehee says:

    abusers convince you its all the vicitms’ fault.

    She thinks she can “do better” (ie wont be the next victim) and will be spared.

    What a young foolish kid.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      but she’s 32! no kid.

      but I wholeheartedly agree with your take. she thinks she’s “different”, just like the next person the abuser chooses.

      • ri$$ says:

        Seriously, THIS. She’s a grown a$$ woman. I hate this “omg haha lemme get some free trips and clothes” image people are eating up. At BEST, it’s “lemme get some free trips and clothes off a toxic, abusive, unstable, bipolar man”. At worst, she’s the next victim.

    • goofpuff says:

      I just can’t with the women who think “they are the one” and are somehow different and more special from all the women before. That’s such BS and women fall for it so much thanks to the stupid romance movies and novels that are never real life.

    • Merricat says:

      Such a stupid mythology.

    • ElleV says:

      red flags 101 – people who think other people are responsible for their reactions

      for example, although it *feels* triggering to see Julia Fox in low rise pants, as a mentally stable genius, I still control how I *react* to that fashion mutiny

  2. Jezz says:

    The toe boots! I… I can’t.

    • AnnaKistth says:

      Those boots are absolutely hideous. We’ve seen all this before haven’t we? Kanye meets girl, Kanye dates girl, Kanye dresses girl, Kanye makes girl globally famous … Eventually, Kanye will want his pound of flesh.

      Talk about parallels … If I had space and time on here, I would tell you that my family is going through something very similar. And that’s two branches of the family. I’ve had it to the eyeballs with despicable men.

  3. Chaine says:

    Yuck so trashy, you’ve dated someone for all of 13 seconds and you already have your friends out there badmouthing his ex?

  4. NCWoman says:

    Women can be such huge misogynists. Men don’t have to carry the load on their own because so many of us are always willing to help out.

    • Maggie says:

      It is because women have been conditioned to believe these ideas for hundreds of years. It is exactly how systematic racism works.

    • Robyn says:

      Some of the comments on this situation illustrate this perfectly. Disappointing, but sadly unsurprising.

  5. girl_ninja says:

    This lady needs to stay out of other peoples business. What a sh*t show.

  6. María says:

    My god… I still don’t understand how Lainey can possibly think Julia is a PR mastermind. Every time she talks, she just looks like a bigger asshole.

  7. Colby says:

    I thought Julia was smart enough to just using him for clout and staying out of the drama. I guess I was wrong.

    But it wouldn’t surprise me if Kanye asked (demanded) she say something in order to stay in his good graces.

  8. greenmonster says:

    Julia should shut the Fox up.

  9. Case says:

    Yikes. Kim is not the abuser here.

  10. Concern Fae says:

    Julia could lose all the career benefits from this fame boost if she doesn’t keep her mouth shut on this. Helping Kanye through these difficult times, a win. Egging him on as things spiral beyond repair, Julia who?

    This could all get very bad.

  11. Cessily says:

    Huge mistake.. she should have kept dressing weird and posing for photos and just shut up. This all should be between the parents and attorneys the social media and interviews need to stop. These are very young children and this is just sad

  12. The Hench says:

    Off topic but what the hell are these two wearing with the hood and the leather and the…WTF? I think I’m too old. I just can’t look at these photos and do anything but be astounded that these idiots are famous and rich and have fans of any kind.

    • Holly says:

      I’ll join you at the old folks home; I don’t typically have an opinion on a avant garde type fashion because…I’m just not their demographic. But these 2 being who they are, their styling gives me a visceral reaction of repulse. It’s just dark and heavy and they are both coming across so toxic lately I don’t feel bad saying I think they’re on heavy drugs and it shows in their actions and clothes. There’s just no other explanation for how terrible Julia and Kanye are both coming across. I can’t believe she has a one year old child. Hope she sobers up, washes off that makeup and takes off those leather clothes before holding her baby.

      • Normades says:

        Someone on Twitter said “worse superhero villains ever” and I think of that every time

      • Anne says:

        Someone in the audience at the Project Runway finale had that kind of hood on. Maybe it was one of the designers that had left the competition, but it was depressing to think that someone saw that and said, “yeah that will make me look cool not like an idiot”.

    • goofpuff says:

      They’re just try-hards trying to be avante-garde and edgy, but failing miserably.

    • CooCooCatchoo says:

      I think Kanye is secretly hate-dressing her.

    • Eurydice says:

      I don’t see “avant garde” – I see 90’s BDSM club.

    • Seaflower says:

      I know some fashionistas rave about Kanye’s design and fashion sense, but to me he wouldn’t even make it into design school. His stuff is basic and derivative.

  13. superashes says:

    If she really does think this (and I don’t think she does), it is probably because her and Kanye are basically full-time stunt queens at this point, and so in her mind everything is a reaction to their queenery.

  14. tw says:

    Not sure how she’s keeping up with all this and all those coolscultping appointments. What Azealia said.

  15. L4Frimaire says:

    Julia Fox has known Kanye all of 5 minutes so maybe she should worry about her own child and stay out of other’s custody issues. What exactly is she bringing to this? This is none of her business.

  16. Caramel says:

    Can it be both? We know this family will actively campaign and try to destroy people (a la Jordan Woods), but can’t Kayne also be abusive stalking Kim and harassing her?

    These do not seem like mutually exclusive events.

    • ME says:

      100% agree. They are all guilty. No one is innocent here. Both sides suck.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Please stop trying to both-sides a man abusing his ex-wife, her new partner, and their daughter.

      • ME says:

        @ Otaku fairy

        I see both sides as being guilty here. You don’t have to agree.

      • Robyn says:

        Their children are innocent here. Period.

      • HufflepuffLizLemon says:

        Otaku fairy is pointing out internalized misogyny that seems to be present in these comments and she is correct. I’m not a fan of Kim or the Kardashians, but I am making it a point to comment on the behaviors that keep showing up here-victim blaming is never ok, and Kanye’s behavior towards Kim is abuse. Full. Stop.

      • ME says:


        No one is victim blaming. Saying both sides are toxic, is not saying Kim deserves what she’s getting. Not even close to that.

  17. Christine says:

    Hey Julia, where is YOUR child??

    • mimi says:

      Seriously tho! 🤣🤣

    • BothSidesNow says:

      Yes Julia, were is your kid as you are traveling the globe as Kanye’s latest piece of “art”? I can’t with this one. Julia needs to STFU and stay out of it!!! It’s NONE of her business!!!

  18. Leah says:

    Julia who? This chick should just shut up and ride her 15 minutes of fame and collect the expensive gifts. She’s going to need to resell everything when Kanye is done with her.

  19. Nev says:

    She isn’t afraid of Kris?!!!!!!

  20. Sigmund says:

    I mean, I’ve unfortunately seen people in the comments blaming Kim for Kanye’s behavior, too. So Julia (or Julia’s friends) aren’t alone.

    Kanye is an adult who is making his own choices. Kim is not responsible for that. Arguing otherwise is coming from a place of misogyny and victim blaming.

    • Maida says:

      Yes! Even IF Kim is trying to “bait” Kanye (a tenuous assertion at best), HE is responsible for his choice of how to respond. Fox’s comments make it sound as if he has no responsibility in this situation at all.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Yep. A lot of times when women and girls are accused of triggering or baiting their abuser(s), that’s really just code for “females don’t get to react to how they’re being treated.” She’s supposed to tiptoe around the male rage and have no rage of her own, even as she’s being called every name in the book, being stalked, being threatened, etc. or else she’s Just As Bad, Contributing 2 the Problem, and loving the abuse because it’s attention.

    • Shai says:

      People’s dislike for Kim & her family has had them constantly blaming her for his problems when he’s been like this before they even got together. They blamed her so much, she had to release a statement saying she’s not responsible for his behavior. That’s around the time he left the family & went to Wyoming.

  21. JustMe says:

    I see a Khloe vs Julia media war brewing and it will be Epic.
    But ya take all the seats Julia no one, Literally no one gives a Fox about you

  22. John Johnson says:

    Did Julia always dress like a cyberpunk secret agent?

  23. Heat says:

    What I’m seeing, here, is that Kanye has met the human who can truly be his soulmate. JF is just as toxic and problematic as he is.

  24. CooCooCatchoo says:

    Julia has got a one-year-old baby, and she spends her time defending the misogynistic, unfounded rants of a toxic man she’s dated all of 15 minutes. Huh. Priorities, I guess.

  25. Ariel says:

    I know this is a niche fandom- but if y’all follow the old Buffy cast- the actor who played Xander has a well documented history of alcoholism and violence altercations associated with it.

    Several months ago newest ex-girlfriend put out a statement. And the gist was, when she met him, she believed it all- that all his past issues were due to others deviousness, others bad intentions, others lies, and he was the victim of all of these malevolent forces.
    And he was just caught up.
    And she adored him, and he was on his best behavior, and she believed him.
    And within a year or two – after lying for him, making excuses for him- she had finally realized she was just part of his pattern- it was ALWAYs someone else’s fault, even when he was violent.
    And he eventually turned on her too, and she did get out and make a public statement.

    I think possibly that applies to Ms. Fox.
    Obviously she is getting media and professional contacts and attention from this, but assuming – yes im making the leap- that they are having an actual romance, he is likely love bombing her, telling her how its always others’ fault, how malevolent forces work against him, and only telling his very biased side of the story- and as a new love- she believes him.

    Again, much like Kim, she is not the first woman to ignore the red flag of the way a man treats his exes will come back to bite her as well.

    Hopefully she is out soon.
    Hopefully no harm comes to those kids.
    Because lets not pretend that is not at least a remote possibility.

    • Maida says:

      See also: Marilyn Manson

    • HufflepuffLizLemon says:

      He’s also leveraging the common social hatred of the Kardashians to convince her of his “rightness” in his behavior-we’re even seeing it play out in real time in the comments here, with the victim blaming and misogyny on display. Thankfully Kaiser has called it out, but not everyone is reading the room.
      I hope she is smart and savvy enough to take the gains and walk away; putting out statements like this through sources doesn’t seem to indicate that.

      • Emma says:

        I don’t think *most* people hate the Kardashians. They have a lot of money and followers and people are more obsessed with an idea of them. Kris said not long ago that they had a few haters but far more people who adored them, so it wasn’t hard to ignore the haters.

        For what it’s worth, I can recognize they’re clever and rather charming without missing that they’re also highly problematic due to exploitative business practices like stealing designs from Black women.

        None of that means I think Kim *or anyone* ever deserves abuse. I’m appalled by Kanye for many reasons, including his support for Marilyn Manson and wearing that MAGA hat of hatred, and this behavior is more of the same. He is clearly talented but also abusive. (Actually, I’m remembering an ex now who was very verbally abusive and frequently told me I’d never find anyone as amazing as him!)

  26. Pilar says:

    This just proves how you should never jugde a book by its cover. Pete Davidson is apparently the only adult in the room…

    • ME says:

      Seriously agree. Pete is the ONLY mature one here.

    • kirk says:

      Recall when Kanye was on SNL couple of years ago and gave unplanned speech to support Trump. SNL Weekend Update response the following week was given by Pete Davidson who qualified better than black Che because Pete is crazy and everyone knows “which side of Kanye is at the wheel right now.” Looks like Pete exhortation to Kanye to take his meds fell on deaf ears. Don’t understand Julia’s thing (or who she is), but seems like a some could benefit by using NAMI help line. Or taking meds.

  27. MY3CENTS says:

    Yeah, I had some respect for her when she was just hustling. Bad look badmouthing your BF ex.

  28. Steph says:

    Where did this woman come from? Was she pulled off the street?

  29. Sarita says:

    Julia is messy. She was a big fan of Kim and now she has an opportunity to date her ex and (in her mind) elevate herself to Kim’s level by putting herself into the conversation.

  30. ME says:

    Ok but those quotes are from “friends of Julia”. We don’t know if Julia actually said any of that. Also, what about just a few months ago when Kim wore a wedding dress to Kanye’s show? Now what would North be thinking? How is that not bad for North’s mental health. Kim is playing along. The Kardashians have a lot of power in LA. They are in the pockets of TMZ. We will only hear their side (even if it’s filled with lies). I feel sorry for the kids because they have two toxic parents.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      Nobody praised that decision at the time or implied that every decision the victim made while ending the relationship was a wise one. It still isn’t equal to his and the public’s abuse of her and North. Just like a woman going back and having sex with her abuser doesn’t make her equal to him.
      Since we’re playing whataboutisms, don’t you think the public’s desperate defenses of her father abusing her and her mother will be harmful to North?

      • ME says:

        A person can think Kim is toxic while at the same time think Kanye is toxic. You don’t have to be on one side or the other. Both are wrong for different reasons. Obviously Kanye is very problematic and what he is doing is 100% damaging his kids. Anyone can see that. Just because someone points out things about Kim doesn’t mean they are pro-Kanye.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Timing and context matter though with abuse and discrimination. If in 2021 or earlier a guy cheated on his then-wife with another *man*, the time to call him to the carpet for his infidelity was then. It would be messed up for people to bring it up in 2022 while this man they choose to hate-follow is being trashed by religious leaders or some actor or producer for revealing something traumatic, and use it to say “My sympathy is not for him. I blame both him and the religious leaders/industry guy for this crap.”

      • ME says:

        @ Otaku fairy

        Sorry still 100% disagree with you…and that’s ok !

  31. Normades says:

    It’s called staying in his good graces. She’s not finished milking it for all it’s worth.

  32. Asking for a friend says:

    Ooof, this bargain bin lookin Kim Kardashian wannabe should get back into her own lane in her broken down gold prius and drive with her mouth shut. Lookin real bad right now, and I don’t even like Kim Kardashian!

  33. Gippy says:

    Kim say what you will about her, she keeps her shit together, the whole family crosses their t’s & dots their i’s. When ‘Ye started trashing his mother it just further confirmed he’s in a downward spiral to me. I’m curious how legally this will all shake out, financially they’re pretty well match & one side is definitely smarter. Also Fox seems to have really crappy skin – is it the makeup he puts her in when he dresses her up??

  34. Eurydice says:

    They’re all out for publicity in different ways, but I wouldn’t discount Julia’s “friends” – I’m sure they’re happy to talk to the tabloids even without Julia asking them to.

  35. olliesmom says:

    My God, he dresses her up ugly.

  36. Lululu says:

    Pictures of Julia Fox in that horrific eye makeup that Kanye did are going to live in infamy. Like, that’s what will show up in the dictionary next to her name. Girl is not winning anything by being in a relationship with him and enabling his controlling and abusive behavior in exchange for purses and clothes.

  37. Darcy P. says:

    They look like the most budget, cheap-a** idiotic supervillains of all time in those get-ups. And they think they look cool and are “high fashion”

  38. AC says:

    Girl, goodbye!

  39. daisyfly says:

    If Julia finds the timing of Kim’s posts “suspicious” after pictures of Julia and Kanye appear online, that’s because it is.

    See, Kanye is doing Kanye things with her because he wants a reaction out of Kim. When he doesn’t get it, like all narcissists, he blows up and starts his rants and throws his accusations. Kanye isn’t with Julia because she excites him or is his new muse. He’s with her because he needed a convenient and easily manipulated (albeit expensively – girl, you didn’t think he bought those Birkin bags because he genuinely likes you and your friends, right?) pawn and she fits the denim bustier to a T.

    • KC says:

      😮This is exactly what my narcissist did with me only I was so busy with work I wasn’t paying attention and after his first narcissistic rage I exited stage left so I wasn’t paying him attention and felt in no way threatened by his new girl because I didn’t even notice I just thought he was quite silly and wondered what I ever saw in him. I am so drama-averse when he tried to “peacock”, get me riled, and make me jealous I’d just go gray rock on him and not emote. He had to get the other girl who’d been pining over him and unbeknownst to me was upset I “stole” him from her sucked into the drama to the point she wasn’t eating, was in tears and not caring for her children with distress. This Julia chick is likely being lovebombed, fed lies about Kim and Kanye’s situation, and made to feel she’s so special and better than Kim. It is shocking how similarly narcissists act to me. It’s like they took a class and studied the same book.

  40. t'otter says:

    Shut up. Sit down.

  41. ScarcasmQueen says:

    I am tired of this woman and the free pass people seem to be giving her.

    Whether she wants to admit it or not, she’s enabling this behavior. When you continue to date and sleep with someone as they neglect/abandon their children, and abuse/berate their ex, you’re giving your approval to their behavior. And for what? Increased visibility and a new wardrobe?

    What happened to all these billionaires she dates? Surely she can find one who isn’t bashing his wife in public.

  42. Sushiroll says:

    She’s jumped the shark into misogynistic territory, she can F off now. Her 5 minutes of being a funny novelty have now dissipated like a vile Kanye fart in the wind.

  43. Spikey says:

    Julia is a moron. When I was going through my divorce, with a very toxic man and our daughter was just 7, I was praying he would date someone so he would leave me alone. He took every opportunity to attack me verbally, letters, baiting my daughter, I’m so grateful social media was not a thing then. The divorce didn’t even slow him down, he continued to tear me apart for years, for any reason. He did it publicly, it was so embarrassing and humiliating. It was so hard on our daughter. However I jumped for joy when he finally got a girlfriend!! That meant he would finally take his focus off of me and onto the new girlfriend!! Julia actually thinks Kim gives a F about Kanye dating Julia? That Kim is “triggering” him after she & Kanye are in the news? Julia is even more stupid that I had originally thought. She should just shut the F up.
    I’ve never liked any of the Kardashians but I seriously feel for Kim because she’s going through a nightmare with Kanye right now and his quest for control of her. I also am floored at the amount of women on here that think she deserves it. Nobody deserves that.

  44. BountyHunter says:

    Anyone else remember that Paper magazine photoshoot featuring Pete Davidson a few years back? Julia Fox was his female counterpart in that spread.
    Is this some sort of pathetic passive/aggressive move on Kanye’s part?