The athlete begins by offering encouraging words to transgender youth everywhere, saying:
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Woah, Jennette McCurdy has a strong message for her fans!
Jennette posted a LONG (no seriously, it's an epic read), letter on Reddit explaining why she's not a role model.
In the post, Jennette makes many interesting points, one of them being that you can't call a celebrity a role model if you don't know them personally.
Hmmm, we guess that's sort of true!
"In order to be thought of as a real, true role model, I believe you have to know a person and their actions, inside and out. Calling a celebrity a role model is like calling a stranger a role model. The knowledge you have of a celebrity is no more than a caricature drawn by media tastemakers specializing in selling you an image you’re dying to buy. It’s good to have heroes, but you have to look for them in the right places. They say don’t look for true love in a bar, well I say, don’t look for role models on screens."
Wow, sounds like girl has thought about this whole role model thing A LOT.
Maybe Jennette has more time on her hands now that her show, Sam & Cat has been cancelled?
In the remainder of the post, Jennette admits that at one point she did try to be a role model:
Back in my adolescence, I was more amiable, bubbly, and on lightly humid days, maybe even flouncy. I was role model material and then some. Fast forward a few years, I’ve grown up a bit (emphasis on “a bit”). I might not be any wiser, but I like to think I’m more honest. With the growing I’ve done, I realize that to attempt to live up to the idea of being a role model is to set myself up for foregone failure. Sure, I’ve made some mistakes, but even if I hadn’t, people would have found invisible ones. This world is one seemingly most keen on judgment and negativity, despite all the hearts and smiley emoticons."
We wonder if Jennette's 'growing up' had to do with those leaked lingerie pics…those snaps were quite racy.
….welp, we're not sure what sparked this
rant mini-novel from Jennette, but we're glad she got her thoughts off her chest!
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