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7:43 AM EDT, August 28, 2012
Hagan, a 25-year-old graduate of George Washington University, takes on the voice of TomKat's child in a tone described as "jokey, twinged with mean." She provides "snarky, snobby criticism" of the habits and fashion of other wee celebrity offspring, such as Violet Affleck and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt.
The blog’s tagline is: “Just because you don’t have a Ferragamo handbag doesn’t mean you can behave like a child. (I’m looking at you, Shiloh.)"
Funny? Yeah, sort of, in a twisted way. From what I've read, Hagan has a way with words.
But, humorous or not, is this blog appropriate? Harmful? And just downright unfair? Yes, I think it is.
Media critics and other bloggers are taking notice. This writer asks: is Hagan's blog going too far?
As a society, we justify our obsession with celebrities by saying they put themselves out there. They make money and gain fame by overexposing themselves and asking for the attention.
Well, guess what? Suri has done nothing but be born to two very famous people. This child never had the chance to decide whether or not she wants public scrutiny.
In the article, Hagan defends her blog: "She also contends that she isn’t violating anyone’s privacy. 'I’m really cynical about that,' she said, pointing out that plenty of very famous people — Julia Roberts, Tina Fey — have kids you couldn’t pick out of a lineup. Hagan’s goal, she says, isn’t to exploit. It’s to mock exploitation. 'I’m trying to poke fun at how [their parents] trot them out,” she said.'"
Really? Do Cruise and Holmes "trot Suri out"? Or, do the paparazzi simply stalk their every move to satisfy our thirst for celebrity gossip?
Well, naturally, Hagan's mean-spirited voyeurism has garnered a lot of attention and, yup, the blog is growing. A book is due out September 4th.
According to her bio, Hagan has a dog but no kids. Perhaps she needs to become a mom...to love her children and want to protect them from people who are unkind....before she realizes how misguided this endeavor really is.
What are your thoughts?
Do you think Hagan's blog is funny...or just plain wrong?