Megan Fox: ‘I was celebrated as a feminist until I called my boyfriend ‘Daddy’’

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 (Glamour UK/Jora Frantzis)
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Megan Fox has admitted that she feels rejected by the feminist community.

The Transformers actress, 35, said she lost her status as a feminist icon after publicly referring to her rapper boyfriend Machine Gun Kelly as “daddy”.

In a candid interview with Glamour UK, Fox opened up about her complicated relationship with feminism and the pressures of parenting.

Megan Fox opened up about her fraught relationship with feminism and the difficulties of parenting in an interview with Glamour (Jora Frantzis/Glamour UK)
Megan Fox opened up about her fraught relationship with feminism and the difficulties of parenting in an interview with Glamour (Jora Frantzis/Glamour UK)

She said: “I’ve never felt completely included in the feminist community and I do still think that it’s tricky in an awful way. Whatever I provoke in them is not something that they can digest very well.

“And so that comes back on me, as they reject me for those reasons. And I just don’t think that I was a very sympathetic victim.”

The actress has received a flood of criticism for labelling her boyfriend “daddy” in social media posts in the past.

On her relationship with the community, she added: “I was being celebrated as being a feminist until I had the nerve to call my boyfriend, ‘Daddy’.

Machine Gun Kelly and Megan Fox - In pictures

“And a lot of people got upset about that, which I think is a funny conversation to actually have, because that goes into allowing women to be… women. Allowing us to experience what we want in life, what we like. That is feminism.”

Fox has previously revealed that her nine-year-old son Noah likes to wear dresses.

Discussing how she speaks to her children about gender identity, a tearful Fox said: “I bought a bunch of books that sort of addressed these things and addressed a full spectrum of what this is. Some of the books are written by transgender children.

“Some of the books are just about how you can be a boy and wear a dress; you can express yourself through your clothing however you want.

“And that doesn’t even have to have anything to do with your sexuality. So from the time they were very young, I’ve incorporated those things into their daily lives so that nobody feels like they are weird or strange or different.”

Sharing her worries as a mother, Fox added: “I do have a child that suffers. So I have a lot of worries about that, because I just wish that humanity was not like this. Although my kid is so brave and my child is so brave and I know that they’ve chosen this journey for a reason. It’s just hard as a mom.”

Read the full interview in the GLAMOUR UK April Digital Issue online now.

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