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Has The O.C. gone too far?

by Ryan j Budke, posted Jan 26th 2006 4:53PM
holland; the oc; kaitlin cooperAs I've mentioned in some of my other reviews, I've got a big problem with the drive for every woman in America, regardless of their age, to all of a sudden pretend to be 20-somethings. From nine year-old girls in grade school, to grandmothers collecting Social Security, every girl seems to want to emulate Paris Hilton, or at the very least, to have that "look".

Just last week on American Idol there was a 16-year-old girl, Crystal Parizanski, who looked so absolutely ridiculous that Simon actually called her mother into the room to ask her if she was "proud" of the way her daughter looked. Of course, when the mother walked in, to no one's shock but the judges, it was very apparent the apple had not fallen far from the tree. Crystal's mother's skirt was shorter than most of the contestants, her heels looked like they had walked off of a strip club's stage, and she had enough Botox in her face to stop a charging rhino. This is just one of many examples; within the past couple of years, Abercrombie & Fitch (the hip line for wannabes) came under fire for producing and marketing a line of suggestive thongs in children's sizes. So my question for today is this: where does a cultural phenomenon's responsibility end?

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