According to Reuters and Yahoo, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton should top Santa Claus’s naughty list, based on a poll conducted with more than 1100 American kids ages 2 to 12.
What the fuck?
I’m not taking issue with the fact that Britney and Paris deserve this. After all, the head-shaving drunk and the amateur porno actress are no saints. In fact, I would argue for either of these women to be in a “naughty” spread in Playboy. My problem is the fact that there are enough kids ages 2 to 12 who even know who these girls are.
What makes things worse is that Britney and Paris beat out fictional characters like Dora the Explorer’s Swiper the Fox, the Grinch and Darth Vader in terms of naughtiness. I guess slaughtering Jedi and turning a galactic republic into an oppressive empire isn’t nearly as bad as partying in L.A. hot spots without panties or violating driving probation.
On a side note, Disney-pop phenom Hannah Montana (not Miley Cyrus, mind you, but the fictional Hannah Montana) was named the “nicest” by kids ages 2 through 12. Chronic adulteress and African baby-snatcher Angelina Jolie was named “nicest” by teens.
What is this world coming to?