Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Are you frickin' kidding me?

"Did you hear that Britney Spears' sister is pregnant?"

"Ummm, isn't she like 12?"

"No, she's 15 or 16."

"Oh, that's so much better!"

"And get this, it's by her live-in 19 year old boyfriend. I was surprised to hear it. I figured she was all set up to be the good sister. And you know, she always seemed okay. My daughter watches her on that Zoey 101 show."

"Not for much longer, I guess."

"They haven't said they are going to fire her. But I honestly hope they don't."

"Are you serious? It's a kid's show. How exactly are they supposed to spin the fact that their squeaky clean teenage star is pregnant?"

"But she's a role model for these girls. So many big stars run off and have abortions. I want my daughter to see that if you make this kind of mistake, you have to own up to it. She's not going to see that if Jamie Lynn Spears just disappears."


prophet said...


apart from the ethical-issue-raising-conversation you report on, isn't this - like - illegal?

In many states, the 19 year old would be guilty of pedophilia and what's-her-face's parents would be guilty of - at least - neglect, for allowing her to have the live-in boyfriend. (if not guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, or even conspiracy to commit child sexual abuse. . . .)

don't you love the law? And don't you love the media? (not to mention our culture): depending on who you are, being with a 16 year old is either pedophilia, OR if the 16 year old is Brittney's sister, then it's a question of pregnancy versus abortion, and role modeling.. (I can hardly wait until questions of custody come up).


Sarah said...

The part that kills me about this is that your job as a parent is to raise a child to become a successful adult. When you're 16, you still haven't become a successful adult how can you raise one.

Blech. The whole thing makes me sick. (And yes, a lot of it is because I'm 30 and childless...)