Gossip Girl star Taylor Momsen recently said that she doesn't care about being a role model. At least she puts her money (and cigarettes) where her mouth is.
The 16-year-old was spotted huffing away on a cigarette on the New York City set of the hot show Monday, much to the dismay of local anti-smoking activists.
"She really has an extra responsibility to bear as an actress idolized by little girls," said Patrick Reynolds, director of the Foundation for a Smoke-Free America.
"For her to be smoking sends the wrong message to kids. Evidence has shown us that stars, particularly younger ones, definitely do influence kids to smoke."
ALL GROWN UP: Taylor Momsen fashions herself a twentysomething. But smoking cigarettes under the age of 18 is still illegal. [Photo: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]
Not that Momsen f--king cares. She recently told the UK's Times about being a role model, "To be honest, I don't f--king care." A consistent message, anyway.
We get that she doesn't care about being a role model, and she is right when she says it's not her job. But still, there is a certain level of responsibility, right?