Is Vanessa Hudgens forsaking her loyal fans in order to be seen as “more adult”? And are you hurt by her comments?
Vanessa Hudgens shot to fame with the High School Musical series, but now she’s desperately trying to put that persona behind her. In doing so, she referred to some of her fans as “obnoxious” in a new LA Times interview. Do you think she’s being ungrateful and cruel?
When talking about how she’s trying to ditch the image she’s “that Disney star”, it seems like she simultaneously insults her fans. Here’s an excerpt from her interview:
“’Teenagers come up to me and are obnoxious about the whole thing, like, ‘Oh my God, you’re that girl! You’re that girl from the Disney Channel.’ And I’m like, ‘I was that girl,’’ she said, twirling a strand of her hair.”
Many Disney stars like to shed their original characters they are associated with, especially when they are trying to grow up in an industry as competitive as Hollywood. But isn’t it rude to forsake the fans that brought you your success in the first place? Shouldn’t she still be grateful for her role as Gabriella?
Vanessa says she is being “present-oriented” and not thinking about the past. “You really have to stay strong, because times get tough. Especially in this business. It’s a dog-eat-dog world. I’m figuring myself out now as a young adult more than I ever have. It’s like my eyes are opening and I’m awakening to controlling my future.”
What do you think of Vanessa’s mantra to put Gabriella behind her? Are you angry she calls her fans obnoxious? Sound off below!
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