Taylor Momsen on Her Bad Attitude: Blame My Parents

Taylor Momsen on Her Bad Attitude: Blame My Parents-photo

In many ways, Taylor Momsen is far from the typical teenage girl. But in other aspects, she fits right in with the teen archetype—such as her tendency to blame her parents for everything.

The 17-year-old Gossip Girl hellion and Pretty Reckless rocker opened up to WENN in a recent interview about her generally glum attitude, placing responsibility squarely on the shoulders of her parents for pushing her into show business too early:

"Everyone's like, 'Wow, why is she upset and why is she so miserable about things?' My parents signed me up with Ford (modeling agency) at the age of two. No two year old wants to be working, but I had no choice. My whole life, I was in and out of school. I didn't have friends. I was working constantly and I didn't have a real life."

Maybe Momsen should cheer up and have some perspective; in terms of showbiz parents, she could have things much worse.

Even so, do you think Taylor has a point? Let us know in the comments section.

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  • Mario
    Mario

    Mary, I, as an actor, find it highly insulting that you think anyone can act, which common sense would tell you is simply not true. I take it you have never acted. Also, I think all of you people siding with Taylor about how horrible her parents are for making her successful, should consider, Taylor may have wanted to do those things at the time. Just because she scowls a lot and looks like a raccoon 2day & says she was unhappy, doesn't mean its true, especially considering she still does all the things that made her childhood so allegedly insufferable. Idk many people who continue to do things that made them grow up unhappy. People lie, particularly when they are trying to seem more self-important & artistic than they are. Even people who are unhappy smile & laugh sometimes, nor do they go out of their way to prove how much they don't give a fuck about things. She's trying too hard to be edgy & you can read the inauthenticity off her.

  • Adelaide
    Adelaide

    I love her style. If you search images of a couple years back, when she played Jenny on Gossip Girl, she looked so different. And her attitude was much more happy. I think that her scene/rocker type change is what she wants herself to be. And I think it's pretty cool, but I have to admit she was a lot prettier without all that black eyeshadow and eyeliner on.

  • jojo
    jojo

    You are all saying she should be thankful, but you know what? it's lonely at the top and you have no idea how it's like!! so you have no idea what you're talking about!

  • Angelofrock09
    Angelofrock09

    Yeah I agree with DOM, I mean there psychology theories that teens act the way they do because of the environment there raised in. I mean MONEY really doesn't mean anything sometimes and Money can't make up for friends. I think we should give some of these celebrity teens a rest, they should be able to make mistakes just like normal teens do.

  • Deb Stimson
    Deb Stimson

    maybe those pagent parents will stop trying to make a buck off their kids... Maybe Demi feels the same way! Maybe she doesn't give a fu*k about money, and wanted a normal childhood! Has anyone thought about it like that? Not everyone wants to be in the limelight! I agree and at 2 years old, this poor girl didn't even get a choice. It seems like the modeling was more about the parents than Taylor and that's really sad. I feel badly for her. There is more to life than fame and money, especially if you didn't want it to begin with. :{

  • Jules
    Jules

    yes, she could have things much worse, but not having a good childhood can do so much to people's perspective of things and, the rest of their life. I agree with Taylor.

  • Seymour
    Seymour

    maybe those pagent parents will stop trying to make a buck off their kids... Maybe Demi feels the same way! Maybe she doesn't give a fu*k about money, and wanted a normal childhood! Has anyone thought about it like that? Not everyone wants to be in the limelight! That's true, it's really screwed up what parents do to get their kids on TV...however, if she can choose to have a bad attitude and dress like a gothic prostitute, then she can choose to quit show biz

  • Mollyw
    Mollyw

    Wow Taylor. Things could be much worse. Your life is so hard...BLAH BLAH BLAH.

  • sam
    sam

    [quote=jochk Ihtch]I suppose that now that you are rich and famous they get no credit for dragging you to all those auditions and believing you were special. Although you're not, can't sing and look like all the other girls your age, ur just plain. Bitch please. Being rich does not mean you are happy, I do think she has a point, parents should stop trying to live through their kids, it wasn't in her best interests to be in the business so early, it was her parents. she could have chosen to go into the business when she was old enough to make her own choices, but it seems like her parents wanted their way and did not consider her well being.

  • Alex
    Alex

    Sure, blame your parents. How many people want to be famous and work in Hollywood? How many people want to have their names in the newspaper? Stop whining and appreciate what you have. Unlike some celebrities, such as Adam Lambert, you didn't earn stardom. Your parents signed you up. Be thankful. By the way, don't act like a spoiled brat. Anyone can act, and you're not very good at it, ok? Of course she earned her stardom!! She had to work and wasn't born rich! She had to start working when she was 2 years old. She never had a normal childhood. Now she has to accept that everything she does will be judged by people who don't even know her!! I feel sorry for her, because she has never been a normal child and because her parents forced her to be a star.

  • Mary
    Mary

    Sure, blame your parents. How many people want to be famous and work in Hollywood? How many people want to have their names in the newspaper? Stop whining and appreciate what you have. Unlike some celebrities, such as Adam Lambert, you didn't earn stardom. Your parents signed you up. Be thankful. By the way, don't act like a spoiled brat. Anyone can act, and you're not very good at it, ok?

  • bella
    bella

    c'monn..!! who doesnt want to be a popular child..? not me for sure..!

  • puf
    puf

    Eh, typical teenager. She'll grow out of it.

  • adedreamz
    adedreamz

    She scares me :O

  • Dom
    Dom

    maybe those pagent parents will stop trying to make a buck off their kids... Maybe Demi feels the same way! Maybe she doesn't give a fu*k about money, and wanted a normal childhood! Has anyone thought about it like that? Not everyone wants to be in the limelight!

  • joner325
    joner325

    Bizarrely enough, I posted a commercial on YouTube yesterday that I worked on with Taylor when she was 3. Apparently I was part of the problem. Sorry, world! She was pretty cute back then though... just search for Shake 'N Bake Taylor Momsen commercial on YouTube if you want to see it.

  • mariapapasnyc
    mariapapasnyc

    she should be thankful..

  • mannequin
    mannequin

    It's always so convenient to blame one's parents but there comes a time when we make our own decisions. If she hates the biz so much, then get out.

  • Velcro
    Velcro

    say what you will about her attitude, her tits are nice

  • Romy
    Romy

    I'm going to have to disagree with you, Celebuzz. Taylor Momsen is in many ways your typical teenage girl: she's convinced that she's more of a badass than she really is. What a poser. She's nothing more than a Cobain wannabe. Her song "Zombie" even sounds like "Smells Like Teen Spirit," which is probably the only grunge song that she can name.

  • Rob
    Rob

    She needs to get a god damn grip. WANNABE.

  • herny
    herny

    she is the biggest poser ever...what a joke

  • uh huh
    uh huh

    i guess all the comments she gets about her nasty attitude got to her. her life is pretty damn good, so she should stop pointing the finger. shes a bitch because thats how she chooses to act, so she can come off as some "badass rocker". stop blaming people and take some personal responsibility. just because you're a bitch and nobody likes your stank ass attitude doesnt mean you can all of a sudden say "its my parents fault". and if being a celebrity bothered her that much, she can always quit.

  • jochk Ihtch
    jochk Ihtch

    I suppose that now that you are rich and famous they get no credit for dragging you to all those auditions and believing you were special. Although you're not, can't sing and look like all the other girls your age, ur just plain. Bitch please.

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