August 31, 2009, - 1:28 pm
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Longtime readers know I’ve been disgusted (but not surprised) by several sleazy Hollywood dads who pimp their daughters out for dollars. It’s sick, and it’s part of the problem of why America’s kids are becoming sexualized and sexually active at younger and younger ages. Hollywood fathers (and mothers) don’t have values. And they don’t give a second thought to selling their daughter’s flesh for money. . . or a second thought about how it dumbs down American culture.
Non-Parent/Pimpdaddy David Cassidy & Daughter Katie Cassidy
It’s not just Miley Cyrus’ dad (and Sean Vannity friend), Billy Ray Cyrus–who helped his daughter plan and design her stripper pole gyrations on the “Teen Choice Awards.” It’s also Jessica Simpson’s dad, Joe Simpson, talking about his daughter’s “Double Ds” like he’s gushing over a Playboy centerford. And Britney Spears’ father, who talked about his daughter’s physique, too (but was nowhere to be found when she was drugging it up with two sleazy Muslim hanger-on-ers). These, um, “dads” are creepy.
And now it’s absentee dad a/k/a sperm donor David Cassidy. He brags that because he didn’t have custody of her, he “didn’t parent” his daughter, Katie Cassidy, star of this fall’s CW network re-do of the TV series “Melrose Place.” And he thinks it’s cool that his beautiful 22-year-old is in a lesbian kissing scene. The conceited Cassidy seems to be more concerned with the fact that some misguided women still idolize him. Whatta schmuck. Here are a few excerpts of an interview the father-daughter duo did for the Sept. 7th issue of People:
His daughter is doing a lesbian kissing scene, and his response is, “I like that”?! Sick. Sad. Dude, that’s your daughter, not somebody else in a porno flick.
Um, fathers are supposed to be judgmental. They’re supposed to judge and discipline their kids . . . even if they don’t have custody. That’s what being “a normal father” is, something the clueless and over-indulged David Cassidy will never get, sadly. Maybe his lack of parenting and “judgment” is why his daughter went out in public in this get-up:
By the way, look at the photo of the two together (nice pimp suit, David). It’s from the Alliance for Family Entertainment”s Family Television Awards. Can’t wait ’til that organization tells us what they think of her “family friendly” lesbian kissing scene on prime time TV and her father’s “family friendly” comments about it.
I have to admit that, as a kid in the late ’70s to mid-’80s, I watched Cassidy in after-school re-runs on “The Partridge Family” and had something of a crush. I went backstage to meet him, then, when he appeared in a broadway show on tour that performed in Detroit. But, since then, Cassidy–with his repeated revelations of drug abuse, multiple-marriages, and other queasy stuff in his tell-all books and interviews–has jumped the shark.
These latest comments seal the deal. He’s disgusting.
**** UPDATE, 09/02/09: The mother of Katie Cassidy, Sherry Benedon, agrees with my take. Read her comment in the comments section. ****
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