As you already know, I didn't watch the VMAs last night. All my attention was honed toward Vinny and the boys on the season premiere of Entourage. However, I knew Britney Spears was scheduled to, I don't know, do something and I hoped to myself that she did well. I still don't think she's role model material, or at least not for teenage girls, but like just about everyone, my fingers are crossed that this train wreck comes to a halt. I talked to a friend after it was over and she Britney had looked all put together. And, I pushed it to the back of my brain with the Lloyd Benson quotes and hammer pants.
So then this morning, just a few minutes ago really, the ladies on The View were debating the Jonahs Brothers promise rings exchange when Sherri Shepherd mentioned that Brit's momma, Mother of the Year herself Lynn Spears, said in her upcoming tell-all book that her diva daughter was getting it on at 14. I think we all remember the marketing of Britney Spears, virgin extraordinaire.
Now, first let me say this, I never cared whether or not Britney was doing it. I watched a documentary on her that included her older high school boyfriend and, like most the folks on the show, it seemed plausible to me that these two were getting at it. But, really, I didn't care either. Her music isn't really my style and that's all that matters.
I'm not blogging about this because I am all shocked by the dishonesty of a teenage Britney. I seriously doubt she was the one who cooked up the whole "ramble on about your committed stance on abstinence until marriage" plan in the first damn place. In that documentary I watched, her old flame said that he went to one of Brit's first concerts and Lynn ushered him away, knowing that her albums would rack in a little more dough if she were unattached.
No, the reason I am blogging this is because I am shocked, freaking shocked, that after everything Britney has been through and now that she finally seems to be pulling her head from those murky waters that her mother, the woman who is suppose to protect her, is writing a book that says Britney started drinking at 14, having sex at 14 and doing drugs at 15. First, I cannot imagine selling my children to alter of fame like she did. Britney was too young and too immature to handle Hollywood when she broke out. But, doing this now is just disgusting to me.
Tell me what you think.