Actors and singers, regardless of their desires or motivations, are instantly looked up to and idolized by their fans when they achieve fame. Taylor Momsen, lead singer of Pretty Reckless and actress on Gossip Girl, provides an amazingly bad example. At seventeen years old, Taylor smokes openly, wears scandalous clothing, and speaks inappropriately in interviews. Most recently, Momsen flashed her boobs at the crowd during a Pretty Reckless concert.
Taylor began her acting career at a very young age. In her early acting days, she was best known role was as the sweet and innocent Cindy Lou in the movie How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Currently, the actress is a cast member of the WB series Gossip Girl. Her music career is also taking off with her rock band, Pretty Reckless.
In interviews, Taylor has voiced her lack of concern for other people’s opinions of her or if her behavior is offensive. In an interview with Revolver magazine released on Access Hollywood, Momsen revealed her enjoyment of pornography and masturbation. On the magazine’s cover, the singer also posed in lingerie with holsters and a gun. The seventeen-year-old’s cover would be provocative for an adult celebrity.
In her most recent public display of indecency, Taylor flashed her boobs to the crowd at a Pretty Reckless concert. At her young age, the singer appears to be working hard to portray a hard-core rock “bad girl” image. Unfortunately, her actions are influencing young girls whether she cares about it or not.
The young celebrity does possess a large amount of talent. Pretty Reckless’s songs are co-written by Momsen, and her voice is well fit with the music. Her acting ability is highlighted on Gossip Girl. Taylor is also very intelligent, graduating from high school two years early. Her talents, however, are overshadowed by her questionable actions.
Unfortunately, Taylor does not worry about the message she is sending to young girls. As she does not desire to be a role model, she does not take any responsibility to do so. If parents find her message offensive, they will need to handle their child’s exposure to Momsen. Highlighting her positive qualities rather than her negative ones may help turn a young girl’s focus to her more desirable attributes. It is difficult to do when her lack of clothing and incendiary interviews are in the media much more than her actual music or acting.
As long as Taylor Momsen continues receiving attention for her actions, she’ll most likely continue her provocative ways. Perhaps, the teenager will tire of her current bad-girl, boob flashing image and find a new way to shock the world. Hopefully, she’ll opt for a cleaner version of herself that will allow her musical talents in Pretty Reckless and her acting abilities to be highlighted rather than a flashed boob or interest in pornography.
Wikipedia Taylor Momsen
Access Hollywood Taylor Momsen on Pornos and Heidi Montag
People Taylor Momsen Flashes Crowd at New York Concert
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