Britney Spears — the most unfortunate example of the stereotypical, rural, White-Trash-Baby-Mama — has gone and done did the “Oops!” unthinkable again: She got her sister pregnant.
Yesterday, the world unfortunately learned Jamie Lynn Spears, Britney’s 16-year-old sister — was 12-weeks pregnant — and she was keeping the baby.
Is it fair to blame Britney for her sister’s moral demise? Yes. Britney is not only a Pop Music SuperStar — who earns over $800,000.00 USD a month in music royalties — but young women the world over look up to her and model their behavior on hers: That is the requirement and consequence of Celebrity. That Aristotelian imitation is natural in the media and even more necessary in the family.
When you have obvious Absentee Parenting — both Spears sisters are clearly victims of immoral parental neglect — great and permanent mistakes are made, and the babies of child parents are those who suffer the most. Did no one teach Britney and Jamie Lynn the necessity of protected sexual contact?
While it may be unfair to directly blame Britney for her younger sister’s pregnancy, it is required and urgent we publicly hold accountable the parents who birthed the Spears sisters and then neglected their welfare as children. Now we are left with the sad spectacle of Britney and Jamie as new mothers caught in the dismay of their unknowing.