Alicia Silverstone is best known for her role in the 90′s hit Clueless, but more recently she has been promoting herself as a proponent of healthy, vegan cooking and animal rights activism. Alicia has an 11 month old baby named Bear Blu, and this week she posted a video on her website, The Kind Life, that shows her feeding her child. The act of feeding a baby wouldn’t ordinarily provoke such attention, but in this case, it has gone viral because Alicia feeds her child in a pretty extraordinary way, she feeds him like a baby bird. She chews his food, and then deposits the mushed up morsels in his mouth. You HAVE to watch this video!
This is the picture Alicia posted on her website on Tuesday along with the video.
I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon. Yum! I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup…from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite…and mine. He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating. This video was taken about a month or 2 ago when he was a bit wobbly. Now he is grabbing my mouth to get the food!
Okay…. you HAVE to check this video out. I am dying to know what other moms and dads out there think about this. I know that parenting is an art, and of course there is no right or wrong way of going about it, but this just seems so off to me IMHO. I am not a mom though, so I don’t know if I have the right to comment. The image though just makes me go ‘Ewwww!’ Firstly, it makes me feel queasy because it looks like mom and child are kissing, and secondly, it just doesn’t feel hygienic to me. I could very well be wrong though..
Since the video has gone viral, health and dental organizations have commented on it. Delta Dental of Iowa tweeted, “You can pass dental disease!”… “Bacteria are passed when items contaminated with saliva go into a child’s mouth.” I am also still wondering why in the world Alicia would post that video online. Was this just a publicity stunt? I am SUPER KEEN to get your thoughts on this one… I am sure there will be lots of opinions out there!
Watch the home video Alicia posted on her website…