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The 43-year-old actress has been frequently called out for her less-than-mainstream parenting tactics, including putting daughter Chanel in a stroller even at the age of 6 and bathing her in the kitchen sink. Austin addressed some of these issues plus more while speaking with Page Six this week at Heidi Klum’s Halloween party.
“They’re like, on me,” she told the publication. “But the thing is, everybody’s a hypocrite I feel because they do certain weird things in their house.”
“I don’t think that bathing my daughter in the sink is weird. If I have a huge-ass sink, why not? It’s just easier for me,” Austin continued. “And if I have to carry her everywhere and it’s just easier to bring a stroller, why not? She’s petite, she’s super small, and it’s easier.”
She said: “I just don’t understand. Why go after me over something so stupid? It’s a stroller. It’s our baby in a sink. Like, come on people, next thing you’re going to say, ‘Oh, you’re kissing her wrong,’ you know?”
Next, Ice-T’s wife mentioned how she has to be “very careful because everybody says I do play the sexy mom role, they’re always looking at me under a microscope.”
“I’m very, very protective of her, and going after me for these little things while there’s war? I’m like, ‘Really guys, you’re gonna go after me?’ Does that even make sense?” she said, confirming that she “knows what’s right and wrong” for Chanel.
“Chanel really likes social media right now and it’s scary just to see she’s very innocent about the world,” Austin confessed. “In my eyes, there are things that I have to crank down and be like, ‘Babe, the world won’t see it the way you see it.’ We see it but can’t post it.”
The mom of one said now her daughter has learned to post on social media without supervision.
“Chanel knows how to post before asking me now so I don’t know what will be posted before and I’m not worried what she might post but what other people might think of the postings,” she said.
“There was a really sexy dance and I was like, ‘Yo, where did that come from?’ Because that was not from me,” Austin continued. “Everyone’s going to say it’s from me, but that wasn’t from me…She watches all these TikTokers and she wants to emulate them.”