I am officially an old crusty c-nt. Because …I mean… I can’t with this. Can.NOT.
How do we do when we’re dealing with a 12 year old? No one wants to be unkind to a 12 year old. Not even Alec Baldwin? OK, maybe Alec Baldwin. But most of us don’t want to be unkind to a 12 year old. What if that 12 year old is part of a super famous family and is making music videos though? They’re meant to be watched, right? She wanted me to watch this. And, well, she wanted me to like it. And I don’t like it. In fact, I don’t like it a LOT. Am I allowed to not like it and talk about why I don’t like it? Am I allowed to say I don’t understand why a 12 year old is singing about summer flings while dancing alongside boys who look like they’re 18, if not older? Am I allowed to wonder what she’s referring to when she says “It’s only for the summer but we do it anyway” and assume it’s not about roasting marshmallows?
The ONLY part of the video I’m OK with is actually the part some of you might hate. My English friend Mio hated it when he emailed just now. But the English accent is silly, goofy, childlike, and the only pretend behaviour here that isn’t scaring the sh-t out of me. I have a 10 and a half year old niece. Do we only have 18 months to go before she starts summer flinging?
Duana just confirmed for me that, yes, I am indeed an old crusty c-nt. As she put it:
“They don’t want to be told they have to wait three or four years for love. They want it now. This summer. Today.”
Yes, fine. I probably did too. But I had a Chinese Squawking Chicken mother around to tell me NO.