Clueless star, Alicia Silverstone, has come under serious fire this week after she revealing one of her slightly more questionable parenting techniques.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to find out why the internet is so divided on her controversial decision...
Alicia Silverstone is the latest actress to face the heat of the internet.
via: GettyAlicia, forty-three, has received an awful lot of backlash this week after she admitted to a rather peculiar parenting move. But first, let's start from the beginning.
Most of us will recognize Alicia from the hit '90s chick-flick, Clueless.Aged only eighteen, the actress found her big break with the movie, where she played the role of shallow, rich, yet kind-hearted Cher.
The movie was a roaring success...And, to this day, it still remains as one of the most iconic and well-known chick-flicks from the 1990s.
Alicia was catapulted into unprecedented levels of fame as a result of the movie's success...
via: GettyWhich she admits, now, was a lot to deal with as a young woman.
Looking back on her new-found fame, Alicia recognizes that it was all very overwhelming.
via: GettySpeaking to The Guardian earlier this year, Alicia recalled, “I was so overwhelmed by being famous because I was such a young girl and it was never really my intention."
However, as a result, Alicia found herself becoming steadily more isolated.
via: Getty“It was really just extreme how I was being talked to and talked about," she says. “I think I just got really turned off by it."
The young woman didn't have many friends in the industry...
via: GettyAnd, in a Rolling Stone interview at the time, she noted, “they say there’s a young Hollywood out there, but I’m not part of it"
Following on from her Clueless success, the actress embarked upon a number of other high profile projects...
via: GettyAnd, at the height of her fame, she was handed a rare multimillion-dollar, 3-year first-look deal by Columbia with her production company attached. For a woman of such a young age, this was staggering.
But, as she got older, she began to gradually fall out of love with acting.
via: Getty“I stopped loving acting for a very long time," she admitted, adding that it was a role in a David Mamet play that reinvigorated her. “My body was just like, this is what I’m meant to do, I love it so much, I need to find a way to do both, to be able to be an actress and be an activist at the same time so that’s what I did."