Wednesday, March 19, 2008

RASHIDA JONES 'FED UP' & 'DEPRESSED' BY TODAY'S YOUNG SO-CALLED ROLE MODELS.

Quincy Jones' daughter, Rashida's mouth has been running nearly non-stop lately. It was just a few weeks ago when the biracial actress voiced her bitterness at being alienated from pledging an all-black sorority at Harvard University because of her skin complexion and hair texture. Now she's going off again. This time, with something I can totally agree with. Rashida has hit out at the "depressing" lack of Hollywood role models for young girls. Jones says she is fed up with reading about the exploits of troubled celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. Instead, the 32-year-old wishes more attention could be focused on responsible role models - like Miley Cyrus. She says, "I think about what it would be like to have a daughter now, one who is influenced by Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears - and, ugh, it's so depressing. Where are the other young Hollywood role models who are cool, smart, and out there doing something with their lives? Maybe Miley Cyrus? There's a definite responsibility that comes with being famous. You shouldn't be able to just... look pretty."

BLOGGER'S NOTE: Like I said before, I agree with her somewhat. Although I'm not sure why she didn't mentioned young actresses of color since she said herself that she considers herself as a black woman. Raven Symone, Kyla Pratt, KeKe Palmer, Journee Smollett and Lauren London are just a few young ladies who I think really don't get enough props from the press for being such influential, well-behaved individuals. We never hear stories of these ladies sleeping around, doing drugs, getting caught doing drugs, catching DUIs, conducting themselves like clowns and Boo-Boo the Fool for the world to see, catching assault cases, beefing in public with other celebs or being photographed shamelessly entering and exiting a vehicle with their 'business' on display. In all, just showing that they have had home training. Bless their hearts.
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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I agree with Rashida, most young black actresses who do not act up aren't given enough props and are super talented. Look at Raven Symone, she is a comedic genius and isn't going around acting a fool. Keke is great too and going places in this world.

Anonymous said...

Rashida probably didn't mention any black actresses because she really can't identify with blacks, she damn sure don't look black and she is mostly likely milking it for all it's worth.

That's Me said...

^^ITA with the above poster. that's what i took from reading that article.

Tia Mia said...

I think our young black ladies are lucky to have such role models as the ones the blogger mentioned in her post. My daughter is a BIG fan of Raven Symone. She swears the sun rises and sets because of Raven!

Tia Mia said...

^^edited to add: I forgot to tell you that I really enjoy reading your site. Keep up the good work!

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