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Taylor Momsen Brings the Quote of the Day

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On the fact that young girls look up to her:

“To be honest,” she says, “I don’t f~~~ing care. I didn’t get into this to be a role model. So I’m sorry if I’m influencing your kids in a way that you don’t like, but I can’t be responsible for their actions. I don’t care.”

“My favourite blogs are where you get the mothers saying, ‘She’s the worst influence on my daughter, I would never let my daughter dress like that’, or, ‘This girl’s such a wh-re, she’s a sl-t’. And I’m, like, you’re a mother! And I’m 16.”

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Rikke
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I like her a lot! She seems to just be herself..

she
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WOW. If she’s serious she has a lot to learn. She wasn’t born yesterday and, granted, her actual job is not to be a role model to younger children, but that’s what she signed on for. She knows young girls are going to be looking at her and for her to say “I don’t ff—ing care” speaks miles about what kind of person she is. I actually have no problem with how she dresses and I think that young teens (especially girls) should be taught to feel more comfortable with their sexuality from an earlier age. The mom’s who are… Read more »
Joy
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Well said.

Dr. Truth
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Dr. Truth

Ditto. Well said indeed. Ignorance is bliss..

Alyssa
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Alyssa
warning! long! I disagree with “that’s what she signed up for”. She is an actress, and a past model since the age of 2 or 3. Actresses and actors, despite what has been ingrained in us for whatever reason, are not role models. At a time, they were purported to be ‘wholesome’ when selling apple pies or cars, or at times “dangerous and sexy” when selling perfumes or cosmetics, clothing ect. Actors and actresses are meant to play a role, leave it behind, and move on to the next role. They are not babysitters, idols (though idolized) or heros. They… Read more »
anthea
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anthea

and anyways, kids should be looking up to someone a little closer to home, like mom or dad…

totally agree – who on earth would think that a sixteen year old should be a role model?

In the UK, Charlotte Church famously rebelled a little when she was that age, but has grown up to be pretty mature & levelheaded. Now she’s a parent & that is when she should be considered a role model – to her kids!

cat
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agreed!

Sophie
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Sophie
As much as I can’t stand this selfish brat for her comments about Haiti I think her points are pretty valid. The biggest role model in child’s like is the parent of the same sex. Kids might use celebs like Taylor to justify their behaviour, but I don’t think they’d ever change their behaviour to be more like her. I think the whole role model thing is really sexist and unfair – She’s 16! she’s allowed to go through trashy phases, make mistakes and learn. Maturity comes with experience and she deserves the same lenience we’d give any other teenager.… Read more »
Alyssa
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Alyssa

OOOh.. good point!
I didn’t even look at it from that angle, but a very valid point indeed.

it’s hard being a girl these days!

Anthea
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Anthea

Great point! And it’s not a bad thing, long term – I mean, look at Johnny Depp, he seems like a nice, faithful devoted father now…

alyse
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alyse

no, no, no!! she did NOT sign up for being a role model at ALL. if she had wanted to be a role model, she would have gotten some disney job like miley cyrus and all the other teen idols. taylor momsen is on gossip girl, which is honestly not a show parents should let their kids watch if they want them to have good role models.

Luly
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Luly

OMG.! She’s so young.. and already saying this things? These BAD words… I can tell, by the way she dresses and talks, that she’s probably already had sex and homosexual relations! I bet she’s gonna end up with a cocaine overdosis…

molly
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molly

Are you being serious?? She is a teenager. What did you expect her to say?

Chester
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Chester
EXCUSE ME! But I think your comment about “homosexual relations” was incredibly uncalled for. You say it as if it is a terrible thing. Imagine how many bi or gay people you are offending on this site? And sex at 16 – not that big a deal. If she was 13 then I could understand your shock and awe. I can understand where she is coming from but I don’t think she needed to explain herself so explicitly. Because really – does she have to stop dressing the way she likes to protect people she doesn’t know? Girls should have… Read more »
vlada
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vlada

She’s joking!! She’s probably quoting George Bush, judging by “overdosis!”

oh
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It is a terrible thing if you´re just doing it for the sake of “experiencing new stuff”. And excuse her for still thinking that girls don´t have sex at 16, which is something pretty shocking, and btw I´m 17, and I don´t really think being promiscuous is nice.

Alyssa
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Alyssa

Promiscuous is subjective.
If you’re mormon, catholic, jewish, ect that means more than one….:P

Sophie
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Sophie

having sex does no equal being promiscuous.

Anna
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Anna

well,i do think sex at 16 is not a good thing.you think its normal???and dress like this,god,where is her mother???its not for her age!!!

beckers!
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beckers!

Really what planet are you from? Do you actually think sixteen year olds hold hands and dress in their Sunday best? Sixteen is age of consent in most countries. She is right, being in the spot light does not make her a role model

And last time I checked you couldn’t predict some ones future based on what they’re wearing at the time.

crys
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crys

you must be a troll.

Kelli
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WTH??? Are you mental?

anabel
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anabel

this MUST be a joke.

Ella
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Ella

When I saw it, I laughed. I think it is a joke, but without knowing the intended tone I guess you can’t say whether it is or not. There are people who believe these things, after all.

Hydrangea
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Hydrangea
O_o Even when I was 16, I never understood those parents who said to other kids my age, “Well, so-and-so is young, so let them do whatever they want.” Sure, kids make more mistakes, but the expectation of that shouldn’t stop you from letting a person know, no matter the age–esp. a kid, when they’re wrong or taking something too far. I don’t care if you’re young and carefree. Irresponsibility at any age kills people, spreads STDS, gets people pregnant, and whatnot. Now, as for Taylor, it’s a lil ignorant on Taylor’s side to think that she won’t be a… Read more »
scary_doll
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Hydrangea-Agreed.

Sophie
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Sophie

I think Lulu was having a bit of a joke at the way people judge others by their appearance.

Yes, irresponsibility spreads STDs and gets people pregnant but dressing a certain way does not.

Like someone mentioned above, 16 is the age of consent in most countries and if they are in a loving relationship and being responsible (using protection) then they’re not putting themselves at risk and it’s no one elses business.

Cecil
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Cecil

lol, she’s obviously joking, duuuh

Liz
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*wosh*

bam
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not all sixteen year olds have to be wh*res so i think people should stop defending the ‘right’ for teenagers to rebel! absoutely ridiculous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and this is coming from a 16 year old! sure they can have fun, i have fun all the time, but there is a limit..

also, i think taylor momsen looks like a s—.

Kate
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Kate

news flash, lots of 16 year old cuss and have sex. sorry, but i was 16 once and everyone i knew was promiscuous, but guess what…we all turned out ok

Jay
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i dont think theres anything wrong with 16 year olds having sex and cussing, but saying that they all turn out ok is a load of bs. not everyone is promiscuous. i know lots of people that are still virgins at 18, i know people who have been promiscuous and are doing just fine, but i also know a number of girls (5) who were promiscuous and who are 18 and under and have already had one or more kids and only one of them is employed and the rest of them have ruined their lives with unprotected sex, drugs… Read more »
ann
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What a poseur.

lc
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Poser. I can’t stand this idiot. It’s like she thinks talking like that and dressing like that will gain her some sort of respect or something? Please.

Kelli
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Honestly, I don’t see what the uproar is about. I see what Taylor is saying. It is the PARENTS responsibilty to teach their children. I don’t think Taylor is a great role model, but she’s 16…she doesn’t have to be. I was totally rebellious at 16 and I would’ve been a TERRIBLE role model. Now I’m living a typical married mom of two life and I turned out fine:) Give the girl a break. If she has good influences and support she’ll grow out of it. If she doesn’t she won’t, but I don’t think anyone should put responsiblity on… Read more »
Ali
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I agree with you. It is the PARENTS responsibilty to teach their children. Taylor is just a teenager.

Paty
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Paty

It’s not that fact that she doesn’t want to be a role model and neglects to put on pants in the morning. (At least for me.)

It’s really the fact that her attitude completely engulfs her being. If someone made a comment directed towards me with that kind of attitude that would not be going down well.

Just Me
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Just Me

Haha! I thoroughly enjoyed her comment. She’s right! She’s not responsible for other people’s kids. She’s in a public career she enjoys. That doesn’t mean that she has to stop acting her age because other people put her on a pedestal and think she should act like a role model.

Casey
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I agree with her comment regarding being a role model. I think parents need to realize that if they parent correctly, they will always be the primary influence in their children’s lives. Media, celebrities…that’s all secondary. And most parents ARE good parents. I think it’s just fear that brings out comments from parents that Taylor was talking about; it’s the fear of, “What IF my children started dressing like her? What would I do?”

But otherwise, she still dresses like a trashy ho. And now she appears to have a trashy personality to match.

artemis
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i agree perfectly

Natasha O.
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Natasha O.

lmfao hahaha I didn’t expect you to be that blunt but I luvvv it ur always pretty diplomatic!

Casey
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Haha, thanks! 🙂

lc
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AGREED, %110.

Natasha O.
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Natasha O.
I understand where she’s coming from in the aspect of she’s a “role model” so she should try and be Miley Cyrus junior and wear a purity ring and attend sunday school instead of being true to who she is but come on. Must she be a f*cking b*tch in all her interviews seriously she starting to come off a little like a p*nani. For instance when someone asked her what is she doing to help out for Haiti and she said said “Oh I’m just trying to focus on my music” SERIOUSLY COME ON!!!! And the recent 17 interview… Read more »
Hailey
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Hailey

Altho i do agree that she’s not responsible and she doesnt have to be a role model and live her life according to what other people want her to do..

still i think its ignorant to state that you “dont care”.

suzushii
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suzushii

Hahaha, I’d take her honesty over the pretended innocence+virginity+mickey mouse ears bullcrap of Disney stars ANY day of the week.

Alias
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Alias
Yep, I was just gunna say… I admire her bluntness. It’s kind of shocking in a way because that is not the usual persona most celebs go for, of course with a few exceptions like Megan Fox (<3 her). But I mean the girl is 16, she's in that "rebel" mode right now, in a few years she will mature. I'm not huge on her fashion choices, I would never roll out of the house wearing thigh-highs. The "baddest" I would do at 16 is a skirt shorter than the end of the fingertips (with my arms by my side)… Read more »
Kara
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Kara

Yes, but there is a difference between being blunt and just plain rude. Blunt would have been: “It’s ridiculous that people are trying to tell me to be a roll model. That’s not why I started acting and making music, so I don’t really care whether people think I’m a good role model or not.”

And justifying that being saying she’s 16 is a little off base. I mean, sure we were all a little more immature and b—y when we were 16, but that’s not an excuse to act how she does.

Kit
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to be fair, i know shes only 16 but her saying she ‘didnt get into this to be a role model’ and ‘doesnt care’ is incredibly ignorant.
if she wanted to be in this industry then she should be mature enough to accept the fact that shes in a position where she will be influencing certain people.
in that comment she just comes across as really ungrateful.

Kae
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Completely agree with you. She is the perfect example of what is wrong these young celebrities.

lc
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I agree, she does seem that way.

machmalow
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machmalow

God, it’s official, I hate that girl. Well done Taylor, you were one of my fav personnalities, but now you’re just so disappointing. SUCKS.

niknikniken
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niknikniken

lol

Stacy
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Stacy

She’s very blunt and I kind of liked her statement. But what she doesn’t understand is that all though she doesn’t want to be a role model she is one regardless if she likes it or not. If you’re in a career as public as being an actress then of course you’re going to have people looking up to you. I do agree that the parents saying those mean things about her should realize that she is only 16.

And also I like her outfits. I think their very individualistic.

niknikniken
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niknikniken

shes a bit of a sl-g

alexad
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alexad
well i get what she said. sure shes a bit of a dirty teen and the thought of 16 year olds having sex sickens me(just commenting on what others said, i know she didnt mention it in her quote) but theres nothing wrong with not wanting to be a role model. katy perry once said the same thing. guess what, ost people go famous not to have little girls look up to them but to get the money, the fame(or infame) and just be loud and get what they want. i dont think that when you become famous you should… Read more »
Brittany
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Brittany

People have sex with their mothers???

Valentine
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Valentine
hahaha Brittany, that just made my night! It’s a bit ignorant of Taylor to be coming out saying that sort of thing, I mean, it’s true, you don’t get into acting just to be a role model, but i also think she should be mature enough to accept that she will be. I admire her bluntness too, it’s refreshing, I was getting a bit sick of all these ‘holier than thou’ teens with their bloody purity rings, nice to see that at least some 16 year olds in Hollywood aren’t Sunday school angels. @alexad – people having sex at sixteen… Read more »
Brittany
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Brittany

Yeah but there is nothing wrong with someone being “Sunday school angels” if that’s who they really are, not because their parents or because their people’s role model.

alexad
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alexad

im sorry if i offended you or anyone for that matter. im actually from europe but live in US. i personally wish people were more selective with their sexual choices. im a one guy sorta girl (im engaged and though very outgoing and outspoken didnt mess around with that till college. im like an old fashion party girl? haha) but of course i cant impose my believes on anyone. i have a little sister who is 16 and its weird to see her like that, i guess.

Valentine
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Valentine
Brittany – that’s true, if it’s what they are, then that’s fine. It’s the ones that probably aren’t, or the ones that just put that persona across for publicity and things. I like that Taylor is real, I wish she was slightly more elegant with her language (not that I don’t say the ‘f’ word, I do!) in interviews and a bit more careful with what she says. alexad – You didn’t offend me, sorry, my comment was particularly arsey – being tired and having to plan lessons does not agree with me, so I’m sorry if I was too… Read more »
Juliette
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Juliette

In Taylor’s defense, if someone’s child – especially someone in their teens – is being so easily influenced by her or anyone’s actions, then they need to take a look at themselves.

They’re raising an easily swayed idiot, which seems to be a bigger issue than whether Taylor decides to wear pants tomorrow.

Eloise
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Eloise

She’s such a snotty brat – I don’t expect her to have a long and successful career in showbusiness.
At least she’s sorta funny so I guess she does have some purpose.

Kara
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Kara

This girl is a b*tch. I would imagine that she has got a horrible personality, from a comment like that. I bet her publicist wants to drown himself right about now – it’ll be his job to clean up her mess.

Okay, and regardless of how old you are and whether or not you’re a role model, you should always be wearing pants. Maybe they’re a bit too short, or something, but they should be existent.

She’s the kind of girl you just want to slap across the face, you know? Respect for your elders, man.

Shari
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Shari

you should be always wearing pants? you can’t wear skirts ou dresses? Sorry, I can’t understand you.

padme
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She doesn’t wear skirts or dresses. She wears shirts without pants.

Kara
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Kara

I didn’t mean it like that . . . Skirts, dresses, shorts – whahtever you want. But unless you’re on the beach or playing a sport or playing a sport, I’m a firm believer that you should have something covering your bottom half other than a shirt and some thigh-highs.

Kim
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I love this girl, just because you become a celeb doesn’t mean to have to become a super nice amazing role model for young girls. She’s just living her life and I admire that. =] yay Taylor x

Anna
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Anna
I like Taylor Momsen (mainly her style) and I think that most celebrities don’t join Hollywood initially to become a role model anyway so her statement is true BUT becoming a role model really comes with the whole package. She may not want to be one and she isn’t responsible for other peoples’ actions but she should at least understand that whether she likes it or not, she will be a role model to other girls out there. It’s a done deal and it’s really not up to her to decide that. Parents and families will obviously have the primary… Read more »
Milly.
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Milly.

go away taylor.

Fluffykins
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Fluffykins
You know, if I had a daughter *I* wouldn’t let her dress like that, BUT I wouldn’t blame Taylor for my inadequacies as a mom of setting a better example for my girls. Yes, to an extent a star *may* be partly responsible for a young, impressionable person’s copying them and what not, but it all boils down to what his/her *parents* are teaching their children too. Her dressing the way she does, she’s doing it for herself and the attention she gets most likely, and in all honesty has she ever said that girls have to dress like her… Read more »
neutra
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It’s not what she wears that bothers me, but her attitude. She might think she’s a ‘badass’, but talking like that all the time is really not attractive- she just comes across as being arrogant and ungrateful. So much of the time she pretends to be much more mature than other 16 year olds, yet she’s uses her age when it comes to more serious issues as an excuse for getting away with things. Either take on responsibility for your actions or not- don’t pick and choose. I think there’s a good reason why people don’t take her seriously, and… Read more »
lc
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Haha, I agree with you COMPLETELY. She seems immature, arrogant, and ungrateful. She has the “I’m a [email protected], I’ll say what I want” attitude, then she goes on telling those moms on the forums, “I’m just 16!” Like, ‘Lay off, I’m helpless’, or something. She definitely picks and chooses when to be responsible for her actions, and that is EXACTLY why people like me and others don’t take her seriously.

Steph
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Steph

Agree with her.

gen
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Ok, but who’s role model is she exactly? Nobody watches Gossip Girl anymore, and no one has heard her band ever.

Ana
Guest

she has a band?! and that is too true, no one watches GG

Brittany
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Brittany

I watch GG. But is it like so last season O_o

lc
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LOL!

Jane
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Jane
I agree with Taylor 100%. The job of artists is to make art, not raise your kids. It’s ridiculous for parents to blame other people for how their kids turn out. However…while I agree with her statement, I do think that she’s unwise to make it. I had that same kind of “I don’t care what anyone thinks of me” attitude when I was her age, and it sure didn’t make me popular! I think she’ll learn as she gets older that there are more important goals in life than always speaking your mind and always being the rebel.
Amarige
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Amarige
No offense, but if Taylor Momsen is an ‘artist’ — then you must have a very VERY askew perception of what art is. This girl is an immature and uneducated individual with a deluded perception on life that comes from letting fame get to one’s head. Not only could she not provide a coherent definition of what ‘art’ is — and what being an ‘artist’ entails — but in all likelihood, she couldn’t even spell ‘art.’ She could say ‘I don’t care’ if lived an island. But as long as there are people wasting their hard-earned dollars on the crap… Read more »
Kara
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Kara
This girl is a b*tch. I would imagine that she has got a horrible personality, from a comment like that. I bet her publicist wants to drown himself right about now – it’ll be his job to clean up her mess. Okay, and regardless of how old you are and whether or not you’re a role model, you should always be wearing pants. Maybe they’re a bit too short, or something, but they should be existent. She’s the kind of girl you just want to slap across the face, you know? Respect for your elders, man. Besides, it’s not like… Read more »
Juliette
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Juliette
LOL, that’s true. She’s not that famous. If I went to my mother right now and asked if she’s ever heard of Taylor Momsen, she’d probably think that’s the name of the girl on the box of salt with the yellow umbrella. The sad part is she genuinely believes her dribble. Has anyone ever watched an interview with her? She comes across quite high and mighty, and “I’m so eclectic and different from you dreadful *mainstream* people” Granted she is 16 and I had my moments at 16, however, my mother would all drag my butt back to Earth when… Read more »
Kara
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Kara

Yeah, she’s DEFINITELY abusing the right.

I’ve never seen her mother, but honestly, if you’re letting your daughter walk out without pants, you’re kind of an unfit mother . . . Also it’s rather telling that there were three links posted leading to more pantless Taylor Momsen photos.

ppp
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it’s one thing to not care, but it’s another to have a bad attitude

Jemima
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Jemima

I don’t really care if someone wants to dress like that (that’s their problem), but she doesn’t have to be a douche bag about it. Seriously, this girl needs an attitude adjustment more than a clothing makeover. Of COURSE you are a potential role model if you’re acting in one of the most popular shows on television + a musician.

Skxawng.

Emmy
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Emmy

No she is not a role model. Not because she is 16 but because she does not have the certain ‘quality’ that makes girls of this age(or any other age) want to be like her. Most of them prefer Bl. Lively.

Momsen, imo, will always be a second role, never the centre of attention, no matter how hard she tries.

KERI
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KERI

she’s fab!!

Juliette
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Juliette

Twitter just suspended Taylor Momsen’s account due to “strange activity.”

I agree, dressing the way she does is rather strange activity.

Jemima
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Jemima

LMFAO XD

Amy
Guest

This merely exemplifies her immaturity. Yeah, she dgaf about anything she does now, but just wait. She’ll end up a train wreck whose pretentiousness swallowed her to death. I see the next Lohan. *shiver*

bigvinamac
Guest
honestly i don’t know why people are getting mad at her. i don’t think she should be talking like that at a young age but hey what teenager doesn’t cuss? it’s all over t.v so i’m not that mad about it. hell i was 16 and said a lot of things in my life time but i do think she will grow up and grow out of what she’s doing. truth is i agree with what she says, just because you become a celebrity you’re supposed to be some kind of role model? i mean come on most celebrities nowadays… Read more »
bigvinamac
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honestly i don’t know why people are getting mad at her. i don’t think she should be talking like that at a young age but hey what teenager doesn’t cuss? it’s all over t.v so i’m not that mad about it. hell i was 16 and said a lot of things in my life time but i do think she will grow up and grow out of what she’s doing. truth is i agree with what she says, just because you become a celebrity you’re supposed to be some kind of role model? i mean come on most celebrities nowadays… Read more »
Kelsey
Member

I completely see her point. If Miley Cyrus was saying this, I’d think she was wrong, she started on Disney, so I do think she’s obliged to set a good example since her Montana fans are likely following her closely.

However, isn’t Taylor on Gossip Girl? That show is marketed towards an older crowd. I realize she’s 16, but we were all there once, and being a popular actress like she is means she’s destined to grow up fast. You don’t hear about her doing drugs, you just hear people complaining about her clothes, blah..

kkk
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This is the same girl who, when asked about Haiti replied that she wasn’t really thinking about it because she was busy focusing on her album.

GO AWAY FOOL

Natasha O.
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Natasha O.

lmao hahahaha

Jemima
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Jemima

lolol ahahahahhahahahahahahah

suzushii
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suzushii

And you’d rather hear her use Haiti as a way to boost good-will towards her? How much they care about all those poor people. Yeah, Hollywood stars are all tender loving souls LOL, gimme a break. 99% of them just wanted the good PR and couldn’t give a toss.

Stars using Haiti to get into the limelight make me puke. At least she didn’t stoop that low.

lc
Guest

Yes, unfortunately, she just didn’t care.

kkk
Guest
Who cares what the motive behind help for Haiti comes from? These people desperately need help. I couldn’t care less if she told the world flatout that she was only doing it for fame. I don’t give a rats a– about her integrity, she’s a celebrity but she’s still a human being and she’s still accountable for her actions. She’s an idiot for making the statement, and she’s an idiot for not using the oportunity to capitalise on her fame, either way you look at it. You’re right though, she didn’t stoop that low- She stooped even lower and now… Read more »
suzushii
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suzushii
Why does she HAVE to help those people. There are people who need help on this planet all the time, every second out of everyday. Just because Haiti gets a lot of press now, doesn’t mean something’s changed in the level of suffering and poverty and hunger on this planet. 2 months from now, let’s say the Haiti situation will be over. Should Taylor do something to help the starving children in Africa? How about the lack of water in the desert? How about the many people dying of AIDS from lack of needles? Is she a b— because she… Read more »
lc
Guest

I think kkk just meant that it was really rude and ignorant of her not to even CARE. Because seriously, to me, that’s what it sounded like. No, she doesn’t have to help them, or any other country, but the way she dismissed the situation with complete disregard was alarming to me as well.

kkk
Guest

Agreed with lc. I didn’t say she was obligated to do anything but she has the obligation to act like a decent human being, that’s all.

Her statement was ignorant and disrespectful.

Kae
Guest
I would assume that anyone in this thread who is bagging on the parents probably doesn’t even have children. It’s our culture people. Children and teenagers are very impressionable. They model and mimic what they see. Parents can do everything in their power to be good role models to their children but our culture partakes in a lot of unhealthy hero worship. If Taylor doesn’t like that she’s considered a role model, she shouldn’t be in the business. She wanted to be a celebrity and along with that comes some real responsibility. She signed up for it!
bigvinamac
Guest

i disagree. if parents doesn’t want their child listening to her, then have them do something else that would motivate them. blaming celebrities for what they do is not going to change anything, regardless of how they feel about it. they are going to do what they do. just like we live our lives, well so should that. being a celebrity doesn’t mean you have to become role models when it’s the PARENTS RESPONSIBILITY. i think a lot of people fail to realize that.

Kae
Guest
Parents are not around their children 24/7 and cannot control everything that kids do. While I agree that parents should know what their kids are listening to and watching, fact is, they are not around them all of the time. We live in a society where both parents usually work. We also live in the electronic age: kids have access to watching celebrities all over the place. Like I said, it’s our culture. Why do you think Taylor dresses the way she does? Do you think she would dress like that if no one were watching??? Come on…she knows exactly… Read more »
Kara
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Kara
While it may be true that parents aren’t around 24/7, if they spend the time they are around being good role models, it makes an impression. One of the first memories I have of my father is him threatening to kick me out of the house if he ever found out I smoked or did drugs . . . I’ve never done either, and I don’t see my father very often, so he clearly made an impression on me. My parents have always impressed good morals on me. And, while I’ll admit that as I grew older I began to… Read more »
bigvinamac
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well blaming her for how the parent’s child acts is not going to do anything. like it or not she’s a celebrity, not a role model or someone to save the world and that’s what people fail to realize. i think parents choose to blame celebrities for how young people act because they’re not doing their job. hell she’s 16. she still has a lot to learn about life and what choices she should make so the fact people get mad at her because she doesn’t want to be a role model is ridiculous. i watch people on t.v do… Read more »
Maggie
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Maggie

I don’t agree at all.
It is up to the parent to raise their child well enough and help build their own identity, and Juliette said, raise children smart enough to not let these influences affect who they become and what they believe. It’s simple weak mindedness to behave or think a certain way because some stranger thousands of miles away, is.
Yes, cultural influences exist, but that does not mean anyone needs to succumb to them.
So yes, it’s 100% the parents responsibility.

Kae
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But you are assuming that kid are not influenced by their idols, which isn’t true. And teenagers develop a sense of rebelliousness that often leads to carelessness. I know so many kids who’s parents did everything in their power to raise their children right and they still made some wrong choices. My husband is a cop and he deals with youth everyday and he would tell you that it’s the parents responsibility to raise a decent human being, but they cannot full control a child’s actions. That’s all I’m saying. Kids have minds of their own you know!
Juliette
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Juliette
I think the point is that all children and teens are being exposed to the exact same thing from the media, peers, etc. However, you don’t see every single teen behaving as she does. Look at Dakota Fanning, she’s around the same age as her, was probably exposed to the same hype that Taylor was – but doesn’t act in the same childish manner. The primary difference is probably Dakota’s parents. If you Google Taylor’s mother, you will see that they’re exactly the same. Now of course this is just an example, but if two kids are growing up in… Read more »
Pierre
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Pierre
I agree with what Taylor has said. She shouldn’t feel compelled to “behave” and fit society’s standards of a role model. She is 16!! Who the hell looks at a teenager expecting them to be a rolemodel?!!! This is what is messed up in the world today. We encourage kids to look at these celebrities as role models, and then trash the celebrities when they don’t live up to our expectations. I’m sorry if you daughter dresses like a s—k, I’m sorry your son took drugs…but hey, you let them be exposed to TV and magazines. If you don’t like… Read more »
bigvinamac
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everything you said i agree with completely.

Xoo
Guest

Well said, taylor Momsen!
She´s only 16 years old, I mean WTF?
She´s just like another 16-year old girl, she´s creating her style and living her life. She can wear what ever she wants, these mommys should better close their mouths, it´s not her fault if their children dress like Taylor.

padme
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She is a mouthy little b—. Her own mother needs to give her an attitude adjustment.

Xoo
Guest

Just because she´s wearing short clothes..?
she’s not a b— at all. sorry but i can´t accept your opinion. i know it´s your own one but..i don´t think it’s right to call her a “b—“

lc
Guest

No, I don’t think she was referring to her clothes. More like her attitude I think.

padme
Guest

Yeah it’s because of the way she talks. The clothes make her s—ty. Her mouth makes her b—y. Just my opinion.

suzushii
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suzushii
Oh and about her influencing teens to dress like her… Ummmm, last time I checked teenagers and tweens have no paycheck, and all their clothes are bought with their parents’ money. If you don’t want your daughter to dress like a slag, then….how about you don’t buy her slag clothes, and then complain she wear them? Christ, whatever happened to raising your child to be fit to face the world with all its pitfalls, and bad influences. You can’t teenage-proof the world, so they never have to deal with stuff. All this talk of role-models influencing your children badly, sheesh,… Read more »
lc
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Well, teens can make paychecks, but also, I knew kids whose parents gave them money to buy their clothes. So parents don’t always buy their kids all of their clothes.

suzushii
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suzushii
Yes parents give the kids money to buy clothes – that’s the point. AKA they GAVE UP the right to criticise what the kids buy. You can’t have your cake and eat it too. If you want to control your child’s wardrobe, …..do it – be with them when they buy clothes. It’s not parenting if you just hand over the credit card and expect them not to buy the glitziest, neon-coloured, feathered madness they can find. As for kid’s paychecks, even in that case…unless that paycheck can pay the cost of all the treats kids get from parents above… Read more »
Alias
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Alias

suzushii EXCELLENT post, my thoughts word for word.

Fluffykins
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Fluffykins
**Speaking of which – most studies show the GREATEST influence to young girls are…..drumroll…..ps it’s not role models……….. THEIR PEER GROUP.** **But I did have the incredible pressure of my friends telling me to smoke, and have sex earlier. P.S. I refused both. Good upbringing beats bad influences. I would have rather be the unpopular kid, then see my mum’s face dissapointed in me.** I would also like to add to this, Suzu. Let your kids find something they like doing and that they show some passion for, encourage them to do it and fuel their passion, and mildly suggest… Read more »
Sophie
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Sophie

I totally agree. As a teenage I had all my favourite TV shows, movies and music but I didn’t really give a rat’s how those people acted in real life (teenagers don’t need gossip sites/magazines – they have enough drama in their lives!).

It was my friends that influenced me most – and like you said, I’d rather have been a loser than see my mum dissapointed. She thought the world of me and I’d never have wanted to make her feel ashamed of me (even though she prob never would – lol).

terri
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terri

this girl will endup like lindsay lohan.

Melina
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Melina

no, i don’t think so.

lc
Guest

Yes, she certainly will. Only much, MUCH, earlier.

Coconut Slush
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Coconut Slush

LOL RETARD.

pppccc
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pppccc
I don’t like the way she dresses, but she is right. People say that she’s a role model and that she should try to be more “appropriate” because she influences their children in a bad way. But it’s not her fault if they are influenced. She has the right to do anything she wants,as long as it is not illegal. It’s a human right. Moreover she is only a teenager. Why do parents expect her to be mature to be a good role model and don’t expect their children to be mature enough to be responsible for their own actions… Read more »
cristal_clear
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cristal_clear
I like the way she dresses, ’cause I kind of dress like that too, but I’m 21 LOL and I know it’s a s—ty style sometimes but I still like it, I don’t think she should dress differently because some girls look up to her but I do think she should watch her mouth, because what she is saying is just making me think of her as a teenager trying to be a rebel, it doesn’t make any sense and not as her “real me” as she wants to be seen. And as for the moms blaming on her for… Read more »
Alexis
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Alexis

She’s perfectly right, she should dress how she likes. Parents who claim that she is a bad role model just try to find reasons for their distant relationships with their teen-children. Normal girls nowadays dress like her and no one points their finger at them(except maybe old ladies on the street) so why should she be taken responsible because she is famous? Fame should be fun, not restricting. This is just fashion.

Kate
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Kate

She is too ugly for a role model!

pppccc
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pppccc

Since when role model=top model?
Do role models need to be pretty?
And I dont consider her ugly, but if that’s what you think…

Melina
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Melina

good said!

lc
Guest

Lol! I agree Kate, she is ugly. I wouldn’t copy her for a million dollars.

nik
Guest

honestly, she makes me laugh because she’s so faking her tough girl attitude. so obvious. haha. she’s a little kid trying to look cool. she’ll grow out of it. in the meantime her dumbass comments are funny tehehe

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