Paris, Britney and Lindsay...we've seen and heard far too much of the antics and general bad behavior from these (and I use the word loosely) young ladies. From stints in rehab lite to parole violations, we have been bombarded with way too much information, information that's instantly available to us due to bloggers, the internet, email, etc.
We post our comments and advice, we blame the parents for minimal to no parental control as we view the visible train wrecks called their children, yet we take no responsibilty for our actions in the grand scheme of things. We should because we created the monster with our incessant craving for all things celeb. These babies were a product of our own creation, we praised them for simply being young and beautiful, if you had talent, that's a plus, but simply not necessary; heaped praise, approval, money and fame upon them, further feeding the pathos; some of us secretly lusting after them; not objecting to the overt sexuality these girls displayed and in some cases, actually encouraging it. Remember the countdown until the Olsen twins turned legal age? Had someone put a "clock" on my daughter's virginity, I'd be ready to castrate anyone coming near her with a dull, rusty butter knife. Period.
I know what you might be saying, "I'm sick and tired of hearing about these little trout-mouthed, out-of-control heathens." I am too, but we set these kids up, folks. We placed them upon a pedestal and placed such unreasonable expectations upon them, it was inevitable that they would have such spectacular (and swift) falls from grace. We watch the entertainment programs, buy and read the tabloids that record their increasingly tawdry exploits, and view videos of them at their worst at YouTube or TMZ.com, then complain about their over-exposure in the media. The photographers hounding them 24 hrs. a day, invading their privacy to get one shot, have you ever been caught in the crush of photographer's lights? It's a nerve-jarring, surreal experience for adults, never mind having to literally grow up with this type of pressure on a day-to-day basis. I can see why Britney went all "error 404", although she clearly has a lot of other stuff going on in her life, the incessant pressure placed on people in entertainment to look good and the lengths taken to acheive perfection can and will take a toll, especially for ones who are being seen as an industry or product.
Stop feeding the machine, folks. These girls have had their fragile, little minds warped, no thanks to us. If it takes a nation to raise a child, we left them behind. Let's give 'em some breathing room, America. Let Britney find herself and try to raise her family. Let Paris find a purpose and a reason for her existence in jail. Let Lindsay get her health and mind right, get her family matters together without the press speculation. Let them all embrace underwear. Let's give 'em a break and let them live for a minute.