You think of the Disney Channel and you think, "wholesome, kind, genuine, good girls with morals." Or at least I do. Or, I "used" too. Now a days I just see these sweet new faces on the shows and think to myself, "Well.... this won't last long. She will be sleazing it up in about five years." It's a shame, really. Why can't these sweet girls stay sweet?
It all started with Britney Spears. She was a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse kid. Then hit Hollywood with a bang, back in 99'. She still had a sweet, good girl demeanor for awhile and then it happened. She went slutty on all of us! First the clothing, then the partying, then K-Fed, then the drugs, and "no panties in public", then psycho, etc... I literally watched her life over the past 13 years spiral out of control and now instead of seeing the sweet kid from the Disney Channel, I see a tired, old, run down girl.
I don't know how these girls go from being the sweet kids of the Disney Channel to the whores of Hollywood. It seriously blows my mind! And today while in the store, I had to do a double take at the magazine rack because my mind, was yet again, blown!
WHAT IS THIS?
"It's Miley, Bitches"????? Really? I swear my mouth actually dropped open in shock. Wasn't she just starting as "Hannah Montana"? Wasn't she just the snaggle-toothed, braces wearing, awkward kid on the Disney Channel? I mean, wasn't that just like.... a couple years ago? How did she go from that to this? It's absolutely horrifying to me.
James and I used to always talk about how we wanted to get Teagan into acting and see her on the Disney Channel, but if this is what all the Disney girls end up like.... Then absolutely not. I refuse to have that happen. I mean, isn't she worried her DAD will be seeing this? I mean, she's not naked but it sure is provocative and inappropriate. I think I would die if I saw my sweet daughter plastered on a magazine cover exposed. Like, I might really-actually-not-even-kidding-die if this were Teagan.
I'm by no means saying that I judge the girls who do these types of spreads, (and I would have done it in a heartbeat at her age) but I don't want that for my child. I would never agree or condone this. Never.
So my question is:
"Because so many of the sweet girls on the Disney Channel end up being little hookers, should we not allow our children to watch them now knowing that they will follow them into teenagers/adults and want to be like them? Should we eliminate the urge to be cool like Miley or Britney or Christina now by not allowing our kids to grow up watching them?"
I mean, if they don't follow them and grow up with them on TV then aren't we eliminating some sort of urge to behave like them down the road?
Food for thought.