As much as I am disgusted by Britney Spearsâ€™ recent antics (I have published my fair share of Gather rants about it), from her crotch baring nights, to her late night drugged out partying, to her less than stellar VMA performance, I am a bit confused at what Janice Dickenson had to say in THIS article featured on MSNBCâ€™s website.Â The article is from an interview that Matt Lauer did this morning with Dickenson, the self-proclaimed â€œWorldâ€™s First Supermodel,â€ regarding what age is too young to begin to model.Â They were referring to a 13-year-old Australian girl who recently became the face of Australian Fashion Week.Â
Janice Dickenson has been through a lot.Â Now sober, she has made her struggle with drugs, alcohol, and random sex very public not only in interviews and while filming The Simple Life, but also in several books sheâ€™s written about her life.Â Iâ€™m not saying I respect Ms. Dickenson, because I donâ€™t.Â I think sheâ€™s loud and obnoxcious and, just like Britney, but in other ways, unfit to be a mother based on her public persona (maybe thatâ€™s just what it is: a public persona).Â
Dickenson stated in the interview, and this is where I get confused:Â â€œâ€™Maddisonâ€™s mom is a stage mom, just like Britneyâ€™s mom,â€™ she said, alluding to the troubled pop star, Britney Spears. â€˜Look at Britney now, she canâ€™t keep her clothes on.â€™â€ÂÂ
OK.Â So Janice is all grown up.Â Sheâ€™s now 52 and I give her just a little bit of credit for only accepting girls over 18 years of age with a high school diploma to model for her successful modeling agency.Â However, the quote above confuses me because as of late, Janice can barely keep her clothes on just like Britney.Â She has been known to flash her thong and g-strings to photographers while exiting restaurants (at least she HAS ON underwear), and during a recent interview done by VH1 for the show â€œThe Fabulous Life: Hollywoodâ€™s Hottest Cougers,â€ Janice even modeled and mentioned the correct type of undergarments she needs to get in order to do just that.Â Is this appropriate demeanor for a 52-year-old mother of 2 teenagers?Â
Janice is speaking directly from experience but should someone who is still flashing the public at 52 be commenting on other fallen starlets who are flashing the photogs at 25?Â
So is Janice any different that Britney?Â Will Britney still be flashing her privates to the world at 52?Â Is Janice a hypocrite for commenting on Britney when she herself is still putting herself out there in the same way?ÂÂ
I completely agree that 13 is far too young to model and to be in the spotlight unless a child is simply doing peanut butter or Coppertone commercials (or other things of the like) or doing a Michelle Tanner type role on a sitcom.