By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
This is meant to reflect deep concern for the shallowness of some of America’s culture and to indicate great concern for our youth.
We don’t have enage daughters so we try not to pass judgment on those youngsters and their offspring — or their parents. But sometimes, it is darned near impossible to resist commenting upon the morals and antics of our young people in our extremely permissive society.
Last night, Britney Spears was removed from her home by police and emergency workers following a three hour stand-off with the father of her children, Kevin Federline.
Reporters said she was handcuffed and in an ambulance when she arrived at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. The incident concerned cutody for the couple’s sons, 2-year-old Sean Preston and 1-year-old Jayden James.
Police and hospital officials said Miss Spears was under the influence of something which they did not disclose or discuss.
Five days before Christmas, the sixteen year old star of “Zoey 101” Miss Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney’s sister, announced that she was pregnant with the child of her boyfriend one Casey Aldridge.
|Jamie Lynn Spears|
Jamie who needs a condom and a lecture.
“I was in complete and total shock and so was he,” gushed the younger Miss Spears.
Well: here’s a newsflash. Every sixteen year old knows if you have unprotected sex there are consequences.
The TV show the 16 year old stars in has become the most popular TV show for girls between the ages of and 8 and 12.
The mother of the Spears youngsters is Lynn, already a grandmother to Britney’s young sons.
Said Lynn: “I didn’t believe it because Jamie Lynn’s always been so conscientious. She’s never late for her curfew. I was in shock. I mean, this is my 16-year-old baby.”
Grow up grandma.
Jamie Lynne’s future on TV could be in danger, at least for a short time, and her mom’s book on parenting has been “shelved” by her publisher.
The parenting book was to have been published by a Christian book company.
Lindsay Lohan is another “star” who has questionable appeal as a “role model.” She is only a photogropher’s model and her looks won’t last especially if she continues to abuse drugs and alcohol.
The actress has been in and out of rehab after two arrests last year on drunken driving and cocaine charges. Early in 2008 she posed nude in a
Today another teen heart throb entered the “News About My Sex Life” arena. Nineteen year old actress Vanessa Hudgens discussed what she called the “traumatic” scandal concerning her nude photos appearing all over the internet.
(Frazer Harrison, Getty Images)
Another news flash: in our digital age one had better not pose for porn lest it become for sale on the open and world-wide media circus. Only a few Chinese who are subject to tight state internet and other media restrictions will miss out on seeing Miss Hudgens “in the buff.”
Maybe all this titillation from teen girls is just to gain more media attention? One wonders….
I remember when the worst thing a sixteen year old could do would earn him or her some time after school or a delayed shot at getting a drivers license. Even at 19 my friends thought drinking three beers was a dangerous sport of epic proportions.
One wonders what the sons and daughters of drama queens Hudgens and Spears can possibly do to shock their parents in 16 years from now…..
I guess it is hard to find a virgin in today’s America above the age of, say, 10? And parenting has become, well, as permissive, “tolerant,” accepting and understanding as it can get. Bill Clinton must be delighted.
Is this what we really want?
Britney Spears in Tears
Britney Spears: Two More Weeks In Hospital
(February 4, 2008)
Nearly four months after a nude photo of High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens hit the Internet, the 19-year-old actress has issued fans another mea culpa … well, sort of.
In the latest issue of Seventeen magazine, Hudgens said she’s not sorry for taking the risqué picture, which she repeatedly called “private,” but sorry instead for getting caught.
“It’s very unfortunate, because with the Internet these days, you don’t have a personal life,” she told the magazine for its February cover story. “Nothing is private: Everyone knows everything, and they can find out everything about you. You’re not as safe as you think you are, and you have to be aware of the people you’re around. It was something that was meant to be private, and even though it isn’t anymore, I’d still like to keep it as private as I can.”
Hudgens’ remarks to the magazine somewhat contradict an earlier statement issued days after the leak by her management, in which she apologized to her fans and said she felt embarrassment and “regret [at] having ever taken these photos.”
Although she recently admitted to Seventeen that the incident was “traumatic” and made her “extremely upset,” she said she’s “much better now” thanks in large part to her “family, friends, and fans, who supported me all along the way.”
Specifically, she singled out her mother to the magazine as particularly supportive.
“I was just open with her, and she was just so cute. She was like, ‘Well, everyone can be naked if they want to,’ ” Hudgens told Seventeen. “My parents are very supportive of me. And they know I’m a teenager, and yes, kids do stupid things sometimes.”
According to the article, Hudgens found out about the photo leak while out of the country. She claims the distance made her better equipped to deal with the resulting fallout.
“I found out from my manager,” she revealed. “We heard some story was going to break in the tabloids, and I was like, ‘What?!?’ A few days later, the picture came out while I was on vacation in Australia. Thank God I wasn’t home. It would have sucked if I was at home. So I got to be away from L.A. for about a millisecond. But when I came back, it got kind of crazy.
“I hope all my fans can learn from my mistake and make smart decisions,” she concluded.
— Shawn Adler (MTV.com)