Ashley & Selena are being irresponsible by promoting their R-rated movie to kids, claim Sherri Shepherd & Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
Not only is Elisabeth Hasselbeck staying put on The View, but she and Sherri Shepherd have officially teamed up against a new common enemy: Spring Breakers! Yes, the new Selena Gomez movie is being targetted by the show’s conservative pundits — more specifically, Ashley Benson‘s decision to promote the R-rated flick on the cover of Seventeen magazine, many of whose readers are too young to see the movie without an adult.
“[The editors] target 12- to 19-year-olds, so you’ve got a large population of Seventeen readers who haven’t seen the movie,” Sherri pointed out March 12 on The View. “I get that people want to evolve … but when you want to evolve into a adult, you need to leave the kid stuff behind.”
(It should be noted that the current issue of Seventeen promotes Ashley’s role on the teen-friendly series Pretty Little Liars far more than her racy role in Spring Breakers.)
“I haven’t seen this film, but I know they’re marketing it to a ton of teenagers,” Elisabeth added. “I don’t care if you’re twelve or fifteen. The problem is we don’t think about how erotic sex, when it comes to teens and media, affects their behavior. … We’re not asking that question enough when it comes to sex.”
(Yes, because every good argument begins with “I haven’t seen this film.”)
Then the conversation pretty much devolved into Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg lamenting how they never looked like any of the girls in Seventeen magazine growing up.
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with the ladies of The View? Should Ashley and Selena only be promoting Spring Breakers to age-appropriate readers? Drop a comment with your take on this most-important issue!
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