Headlines everywhere are going to read, “Taylor Momsen Flashes Crowd” after the teen actress decided to reveal herself during a concert. People Magazine reported how she had premeditated the whole affair, briefly groping herself before pulling down her shirt to, “reveal to the crowd that she had black tape in the form of an “X” covering her most private parts.” The debate will immediately begin about whether she went too far, and it is quite clear to many that she did. We are talking about a teen actress here, who again is grasping for attention by trying to do something outrageous in front of a crowd.
This “performance” follows a recent photo shoot where Momsen posed with guns for the November/December issue of Revolver, and it was a shoot that already embroiled her in controversy. Was the latest publicity stunt a way to douse the magazine posing with cold water? Where are her parents in all of this, because a teen should not be doing things like this while up on stage. Some might argue that he photo shoot was borderline provocative, but who is going to argue that what she just did on stage was acceptable to anyone? Maybe because it is in rock and roll this will be considered good behavior by a lead singer?
Momsen is a singer for the band Pretty Reckless, and has brought a lot of attention to her acting career by doing it. By this point though, half of the readers that came to this article are wondering to themselves, “who the heck is Taylor Momsen?” Well you wouldn’t be alone, because she certainly isn’t quite as famous as she wants to be, and actions like this are going to simply make her infamous. Teen television viewers know the 17-year-old quite well from CW’s Gossip Girl, a show where she has played Jenny Humphrey for quite a while. This is where she has received the biggest boost to her career.
Want to know where you will know Momsen from the best? She was Cindy Lou Who in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. That’s right, she once played one of the most innocent girls in the history of print or film. Now though, she is more intent on becoming that bad girl when it comes to her public image, and while that is all fine and good, there is definitely a line between a teen acting out and deciding to flash an entire concert audience.