For those of you who still get a Sunday newspaper one of the first things you probably look at inside is Parade Magazine. Back in the day before internet and when newspapers were still read by everyone it was kind of like your free People Magazine of the week. The only problem with it was every star who was featured always appealed to the people who usually paid to subscribe to the newspaper and not the kid who grabbed it from the inside of all those coupons and store flyers.
It is still that way today. You are much more likely to see Lynda Carter in there than Aaron or Nick Carter. When they do have someone a bit younger the interviewee tends to be asked innocuous questions which will provide very plain and vanilla answers. Parade is convinced no one wants to read about some backstage orgy on a Sunday morning over coffee.
So, it was a big shock to me they asked Taylor Momsen for an interview and it is even more shocking they are going to print it. The reporter asked Taylor a simple question about whether she has a bad attitude on set. They were probably expecting some carefully planned answer. Instead they got pure Taylor.
"I don't read that crap that describes me as having a bad attitude, but I don't know why that's a bad thing. Attitude is in the eye of the beholder. I didn't get into this to be a role model for 7-year-olds. I have no interest in doing that, you know? If parents don't like some of the stuff I do then they shouldn't let their kids watch me."
She continued: "I smoke, so what? Why do people give a s**t what a 16-year-old who they've never met does? It's not like I'm sitting there going, 'Kids, you should go buy a pack of cigarettes'. When I walk outside with a cigarette and someone takes a picture of it and puts it on the internet, it's not my problem. I'm just living my life and I'm not gonna live my life for other people."
I would have to say that was very well said. But can we talk about what you wear?