Wednesday I did a post about how having the 17-year old Shawn Johnson on Dancing With The Stars was creepy. In the comments the sentiment was largely against my view. It was even insinuated that I was “Puritanical” by one of my fellow writers. Then this was reported yesterday.
You see? It’s all fun and games until a 34-year old stalker packs up and drives across the country to Los Angeles with a shotgun, Colt .45, zip ties, duct tape, newspaper clippings and love letters to a (barely) 17-year old girl and jumps a fence in an effort to “meet” her. It’s even better when he claims he knows they’re meant to have children together and that she communicates with him via ESP.
So with that in mind, does anyone else now agree with me that sexualizing a 17-year old on national television might be even a slightly bad idea?