Alicia Silverstone Defends Food Furor
April 10, 2012
Alicia Silverstone says she wasn't trying to tell anybody what to do when she posted a video of her son, Bear, eating pre-chewed food out of her mouth, but she's spent the last two weeks defending her actions to everyone -- and their mother.
Over the weekend, Alicia participated in a panel discussion for her new movie (Amy Heckerling's Vamps), and somehow the subject of her pre-chewed video came up. "People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands of years," she said. "It's a weaning process. I think it's adorable and I laugh every time he does it."
Alicia maintains that she was not trying to instruct or scold parents for their child-rearing choices, adding, "I wasn't trying to be independent or cause a ruckus – I'm very glad I did it."