“You’ve come a long way baby…”December 22, 2007
… And the baby here refers to both OK magazine and Britney Spears’ little sister Jamie Lynn. OK and Jamie Lynn were both born with silver spoons in their mouths and they were both in the shadows of other front runners, siblings or no siblings. With the latest “pregnancy” news both Jamie Lynn Spears and OK magazine landed a prime spot in the world of celebrity gossip. The pregnant teenager landed on the cover of OK magazine and together with her mom gave the magazine an exclusive interview. The rest of the media sadly jumped on the band wagon and spent hours reporting about the pregnancy and the exclusivity of the interview in OK magazine. What some may consider a great coup for OK magazine, I feel it is a sad day for a country where teen-age pregnancy has always been a problem. Rather than addressing the problem and the role and responsibilities of the parents, we are now celebrating kid pregnancies and referring to the pregnant teen as “the brave teenager.” Call me old-fashioned, but this is where I draw the line.
By the way, just in case you did not catch the irony behind the headline of this blog entry, “You’ve come a long way baby…” Here’s a brief explanation, it was the headline for an ad for a brand of cigarettes aimed at women. Well, now you know the rest of that story… need I say more!