Friday, November 12, 2010

Case in Freakin' Point

As you may know, I like to give Taylor Momsen a hard time -- I mean, just take a look here. But as with Miley and Lindsay and Britney before them, the real targets of my rage are her parents, neither of whom seems to have an issue with their 17 year-old talking porn in interviews, flashing her boob at audiences, and setting her dog's testicles on fire (oh, yeah -- it's all there at the link). And now, from the mouths of babes, we have this from young Taylor herself (courtesy of Starpulse):

Everyone's like, 'Wow, why is she upset and why is she so miserable about things?' My parents signed me up with Ford [modeling] agency at the age of two. No 2 year-old wants to be working, but I had no choice...My whole life, I was in and out of school. I didn't have friends. I was working constantly and I didn't have a real life.

And there it is. I really, really -- i mean REALLY -- want to make a joke now, because, well, that's what I do. But, DUDES. This is just nothing but sad. How is it that Hollywood manages to spin a cry for help into a marketable image? And the fact that a 17 year-old needs to explain this to anyone, least of all her parents and producers, all of whom allow her to generate income for them by acting out of her adolescent sadness, is a tragedy by definition. I'M TALKING TO YOU KATE GOSSELIN (I've given up on Jon).

Okay, we will now resume our regularly scheduled, condescending snark.

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