posted on Apr, 20 2014 @ 10:14 AM
a reply to: FlyersFan
I'm not so worried about the family drug use - I don't think toking is that big of a deal....
but his parents DID allow him to be exploited (and ruined), just like Miley's and Britney's and Michael Jackson's parents allowed and encouraged
I used to work in a convention hotel that annually 'hosted' (accepted the money for) a Talent Scouting agency that bought an 'event'. This hotel was
big, too - over 700 rooms, all sold out, and all rollaways used up.
The kids were dragged in by their parents.....MANY of those kids looked stressed, pissed off, and pushed beyond their limits. The ones that looked
hopeful on arrival were exhausted by the time they left as 'losers'.
By the end of the 'convention/event', EVERY FAMILY but those few who 'won' a 'contract' left even more pissed off.
And the way those parents acted about the whole thing was awful.
CHILDREN are not show-ponies!! (I know you know that).
Gha. The greed and exploitation is insane. You think those kids that 'lost' after their parents spent hundreds of dollars to try to get them
'discovered' will ever forget how angry their parents were about it???
No. They won't. Poor babies. I felt so bad for them. But then again, I feel even WORSE for the kids who DO make it - whether as models, or
singers, or actors, or whatever. It's unconscionable.
edit on 4/20/2014 by BuzzyWigs because: (no reason given)