No, this isn’t my typical entry, but I had to share my thoughts on this.
As I’ve been cruising Wal-Mart as of late (usually at 1 AM or so as I like to avoid interactions with customers there as much as possible… part of small town living), I’ve spent a lot of time in the toys section checking for G.I. Joes… damn that addiction, and during those trips I’ve spotted the High School Musical 2 dolls, and, you know… the Gabriella Montez doll kinda makes me fear for kids. While I’ve never watched either of the movies, nor do I plan to, but I am aware of the actress who plays Gabriella is Vanessa Anne Hudgens.
For those unaware of the situation, Ms. Hudgens, decided to take some risquÃ© photos in lingerie… and some not… in her bedroom, and somehow, they MIRACIOUSLY got on to the Internet. (funny how celebs keep losing those things, isn’t it? If you want to see them, Google her, I’m not linking) Admittedly, she was over 18, but being under contract to Disney, a company that promotes so many family values, kept her under contract for the third film, and continued to release merchandise based on her character.
Honestly, if this was any other 18-year old, working for any other company, I wouldn’t blink an eye. However, when you’re under the Disney banner, I would hope your brain might kick in and you would think “Hey, you know, I have millions of little kids looking up to me, maybe I shouldn’t take these pictures…”, but, alas, no, Ms. Hudgen’s brain didn’t kick in, and she did it anyway.
So, now you have all these kids looking up to a women with highly questionable decision making skills. And, hey, they can take home a doll of her! “What are you playing, honey?” “Vanessa Anne Hudgen’s bedroom, mommy… now say cheese!”