I wasn’t intending on writing this blog but as I went about my business on my Yahoo homepage I couldn’t help but notice the continued drama with Lindsay Lohan. It’s kind of ridculous. Thinking back to when I first saw Parent Trap I was convinced the red headed twins were the coolest girls in the world (it took me a while to figure out it was one actress but to be fair I was only six).
Had someone told me then that the red headed twin would grow up to be a drunk, drugged up lesbian criminal I don’t think I would have believed them. Somewhere along the line Lindsay went from a bright wide-eyed beauty to the craziness that she is today. It’s sad really because she had all the opportunity in the world and she chose to squander it. Lindsay Lohans behaviour and the behaviour of some other famous young ladies leads me to wonder what the heck happened to being a classy lady?
When did it become cool to be a slut or a drunk or a druggie? Did I miss something? After all I am eighteen the perfect age to get caught up in this stuff. However I won’t and I never will get involved with any of the above. As you might know I grew up in a home that doubled as a rehab center. I lived with ex drug addicts, ex alcoholics and ex prostitutes. I saw too many of them overdose and too many lives destroyed to ever get into that stuff. Yet not everyone had my upbringing but then again there are those who’ve had a great up bringing and have still gone crazy. Miley Cyrus for example sure she isn’t at Lindsay’s level yet but her new video for ‘Can’t Be Tamed’ shows her heading that way.
The other one I’d like to point out is Christina Aguliera, all in all I think she’s pretty decent. She’s married and has a kid. However if you watch her video for ‘Not Myself Tonight’ its bordering on hard-core porn in fact youtube requires you to be 18 to watch it. So why are so many women doing this? Part of me wants to say it’s from the pressure to stay current and famous in Hollywood. Yet young women like Taylor Swift are just as famous and manage to not be a slut. So the other part of me knows the real reason. The true reason is we’ve allowed them to become this.
By buying their music and idolizing them we’ve said its okay to be a slut. It doesn’t matter if you’re teaching me to get drunk every night I’ll still go watch your movie opening weekend. The truth is us as the consumer have the power. If we stopped supporting this bad behaviour it could create a new trend in Hollywood. Personally I miss the old Hollywood of the 1930s where a young woman knew what it meant to have class. To be alluring and sexy without being slutty. They knew they had to respect themselves, treat others fairly and be illusive. I miss those days and I hope young women with class would make a comeback in Hollywood.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? Let me know it’s fun when these posts become conversations =]
Until Next Time, be blessed, stay strong and never give up,
Grace Hatton – Best Selling Teen Author