In an interview with Revolver magazine last November, sometime “Gossip Girl” star and up-and-coming rocker Taylor Momsen blamed her parents for her seemingly bratty behavior.
In the issue, where she appeared wearing little more than garters and lingerie while sporting a gun, she said, “Everyone’s like, ’Wow, why is she upset, and why is she so miserable about things?’ My parents signed me up with Ford [Modeling] at the age of 2. No 2-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.”
Now, in a new sit-down with Kerrang magazine, Momsen is apologizing to her parents for the comments, and sort of backtracking on her previous statement.
“[After reading the article, they felt] horrible! I love my mom and dad. Maybe I didn’t have the childhood people think you should have, but I still went through the ages,” she says. “I was still a child. Maybe it wasn’t a conventional one, but you know … I like where I am now so it’s OK. I think my parents have learned by this point that none of [what they read] is probably true, and words can be put in your mouth.”
Momsen admits that she doesn’t pay much attention to the online gossip about her anyway. Unlike most teens, she doesn’t really go on a computer very often, if at all.
“Well, I don’t own a computer, so the most I see is when people tell me about it. I just ignore it and try to live my own life,” she tells Kerrang. “If you think about it like high school or college then you’ve got your circle of friends — my band [the Pretty Reckless, which features guitarist Ben Phillips, bassist Mark Damon and drummer Jamie Perkins] are my friends — then outside of that there’s going to be people that don’t like you, there’s going to be people that talk about you and there’s going to be people that go ’Wow! Look how big her shoes are!’ no matter where you are. This is just high school on a massive, massive scale. So I ignore what people say and focus on my music and doing what I do.”
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