my friend and i were talking about the train wrecks paris, britney, lindsey and nicole are. for some reason she got lindsey and hilary duff confused and that is what got us talking. she has genuine concern for these girls- because really that's what they are- girls trapped in women's bodies. now, many folks pooh pooh and say that they have the money to know better- but money has less to do with making them that way than keeping them that way. folks lament that these girls are the 'role models' for young tweens and teens and i disagree with that assertion.
i think that they are mirrors of what is happening to our young people. i worked with adolescents for years and i got a rude awakening when i started in the field because so much had changed in the years i had been in college. young teens were driving brand new cars and wearing designer clothes and having their hair dyed and their nails done. things my generation never thought of until college. we had lee press on nails and sun-in.
anyway, my point is that we point our fingers and blame our politicians and actors and sports stars for influencing the minds of our youth, but we are the ones who put them where they are. we vote them in and put them on a pedestal and tsk tsk about their poor behaviour while bailing our own kids out of jail for possession or fighting or joy riding. we claim that those are 'rites of passage' and think nothing of it. well, neither did paris' mom or britney's mom until now. now is too late.