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Taylor Momsen’s Satanic Message

Remember the little girl who played Cindy Lou Who from the live action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Her name is Taylor Momsen and has grown up a little too much since then. For a girl who was almost Hannah Montana (she was in the top three, but we all know Miley Cyrus ended up getting the role), she has ventured a long way from Disney-type entertainment. At 17, she makes Lady Gaga’s shock tactics seem tame. Lady Gaga tries to disguise her satanic message, but Taylor Momsen is proud of the satanic message that she promotes through her band, The Pretty Reckless.

The music video for Miss Nothing is disgusting to say the least. I had to turn it off not even halfway through. The video is an imitation of the Last Supper, but this table is adorned with skulls and other terrible things. Taylor portrays Mary Magdalene and her band mates (who look old enough to be her father) sit at the table. Wearing what is borderline lingerie, she rolls around on top of the table. Keep in mind, she was 16 when this video was filmed.

Her video for Make Me Wanna Die is just as terrible. This video, however, features the gates of Hell. Taylor is seen walking down a dark road, taking off individual articles of clothing until she is down to her undergarments (and of course her fishnets!) before throwing herself through the gates and into the flames.

Her videos are not the only examples of Taylor spreading her bad message, the lyrics to her songs are not any better. Where Did Jesus Go talks about a girl who commits suicide after calling out to God, but getting no response. The song seems to suggest that God does not exist and that calling out to him in a time of need is a senseless act. Her song The Factory Girl is about prostitution.

If her videos and lyrics don’t quite convince you she is spreading a satanic message, take into consideration a shirt that she wore for a performance in Canada that read, “I F*** for Satan.” Taylor was raised Catholic, even attending a Catholic school in St. Louis, so to see her venture so far away from God is sad. Taylor is obviously angry, rebellious, and seeking attention. Taylor will turn 18 in July. Hopefully as she gets older she’ll look back on her performances and decide to use her celebrity influence to spread a better message for young girls.

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by Pikkewyn on July 20, 2014 at 11:59

    Taylor Momsen is an Amazing Artist ! She has α voice that can tame even the wildest of beasts ! Xx ɪ am α fan and ɪ’m proud to say it ! ♡ Despite of her religion and the messages she sends it doesn’t mean that her music isn’t any good ! Because IT IS ! Before you start judging people try and meet her and find out who she really is ! ɪ would !!! ɪ think she is α beautiful , amazingly talented girl ! And no one on earth has the right to say it differently ! ♡ P.S. Before you judge someone make sure that you are perfect first ! ♡ #TaylorLove♥ ɪ love you and ɪ love the music ! ♥

  2. bbgirl2000

    Posted by bbgirl2000 on June 1, 2014 at 14:29

    Did u hear her song “Heaven Knows”? Its terrible. It shows some teens burning and tearing bibles, and depicts Christianity to be foolish or slave-like. Whats more disgusting is how kids are singing along to this song saying ” We belong way down below” and at the end are shown worshipping Taylor Momsen. Check it out yourselves, but be warned, it is not the most appropriate thing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHBxJCq99jA

  3. GoingToHell

    Posted by GoingToHell on February 12, 2014 at 21:15

    Taylor Momsen is a BEAUTIFUL, inspiring, wonderful artist. I cant even believe this crap even exists anywhere. She couldn’t be an innocent little child making kiddie movies for the rest of her life. She hasn’t “strayed”. This is who she is. She’s made her whole life about pleasing others and now she’s doing what she feels she was made to do. If you’d look past her music, maybe watch an interview, meet her in person, anything, you’d see she is a down to earth person who just wants to make music and doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her. If parents don’t want their children seeing her, they should screen their children better. When I was a child, if there was something I wasn’t supposed to see, I didn’t see it. Plain and simple. So what if Taylor was in How The Grinch Stole Christmas? So what if she was in line to play Hannah Montana? How many child stars ran off and became addicted to drugs or did other ILLEGAL activities that hurt themselves or others? Look at Miley Cyrus. I’d have to say Hannah Montana did her a hell of a lot of good, right? What a fine, upstanding, great human specimen she is! The only time Taylor Momsen is on the news, it’s so people can mock her clothing or choices she makes that hurt absolutely no one. If you don’t like her music, don’t listen to it. If you don’t like the way she dresses, don’t look at her. For a “Christian” website, this place sure does a lot of judging. You should probably leave that up to “god”.

    • AshyTheUnicorn

      Posted by AshyTheUnicorn on February 2, 2016 at 11:47

      The infuriating thing is why would you read this article or even join this site unless you were Christian or practicing. It’s her view and she is only trying to give a good message. Its called freedom of speech and she is clearly not meaning any harm intentionally, so I’m not quite sure why you feel so offended? I am a fan of Taylor Momsen, I’ll say that, but I think it’s always best to ignore the main message of the song if it does not please, and simply listen to the music.
      Also @GoingToHell you stated ” If you don’t like her music, don’t listen to it. If you don’t like the way she dresses, don’t look at her” Well, then, if you don’t like this post, then don’t read it ._. simples.

    • Project Inspired

      Posted by amyriedelc on March 30, 2014 at 17:55

      I agree! Taylor is an amazing beautiful person that is just making music which she loves doing. We don’t stay young forever and she is being herself, not a character from a movie. People need to give her some slack and listen to interviews of her. Like you said she is so down to earth and a really nice girl!
      I’m glad your with me on this! 🙂

  4. Nicolemariev

    Posted by Nicolemariev on October 4, 2013 at 10:39

    I have a friend (not a Christian) who is a big fan of hers. I will say this–Momsen has a unique voice, she looks like a model, and she presents this tough girl image that many girls secretly want to be.

    But that’s the problem. She’s gone from “tough” to full out evil. And she relishes it. Her current tour is the “Going to Hell” tour. She probably sees all this as a joke, because I honestly think she doesn’t believe in an afterlife. So heaven, hell, it’s all the same to her. She sexualizes what is dark and demonic as a gimmick. I don’t think she intentionally wants to come across as satanic–I think this is all just part of her image, her act. It lures in the viewers, the listeners, and she probably thinks if it works, hey–why leave it? I have a feeling her lead guitarist Ben Phillips is kind of pulling the strings. I hope that isn’t the case, but it might be.

    Her album is allegedly autobiographical, but if that’s the case, it makes me wonder what exactly happened to Momsen in those years since The Grinch (or, for all we know, prior to The Grinch). Was she sexually abused? Did she become a drug addict? She seemed to have it all together on Gossip Girl, so she must not have been too strung out. I keep searching for a reason for her angst. What happened to her that was so horrible that she embraces this look, and sings these lyrics about wanting to die and seducing a priest and willingly letting men use her, and she uses hell so casually in her branding? Is she a victim/product of her environment? Or is she the one behind the wheel, driving this thing?

    So there are girls out there who idolize her because they think she’s strong and beautiful and they empathize with her misery (or apathy–you decide). But I think there’s a deeper problem beneath the surface here. Our battle is against powers and principalities, not flesh and blood, so instead of pinning blame on Momsen, let’s pin it on the devil–because ultimately, he’s the one behind the scenes in this celebrity machine charade. Instead of using the cross as a dark symbol on her t-shirt, let’s pray that Taylor turns her attention around and realizes the true meaning of the cross–that a man 2000 years ago died for her salvation, so she wouldn’t have to roll around in the pit she’s fallen into.

    I doubt she had any spiritual foundation growing up Catholic, because unfortunately for many (not all) Catholics, it’s about religion and ritual, not a personal relationship with God. She was probably bored with the Catholic church.

    As for us, listen to music that is more uplifting. Not every song has to be happy, but seriously monitor your audio input. If I listened to Momsen’s album on repeat, I’d start feeling the effects of it pretty soon. And if you’re already depressed/suicidal/addicted to something, and you’re trying to overcome these things, don’t listen to music that promotes and glorifies these things. You’re worth more than that, Momsen’s worth more than that, society is worth more than that.

    Okay, I’m done.

  5. abbie478

    Posted by abbie478 on February 20, 2013 at 19:18

    Her last name has “mom” in it O_o

  6. abbie478

    Posted by abbie478 on February 20, 2013 at 19:16

    I never knew who she existed O_O
    Now I wish I didn’t because I cant imagine anyone being more satanic then Lady gaga 🙁 then again, nothing surprises me much about America or this sinful world anymore!! :'(

  7. xJesusLovesYoux

    Posted by xJesusLovesYoux on February 5, 2013 at 19:43

    Ugh, I watched the videos and I was disgusted. I turned them both off immediately.

  8. Project Inspired

    Posted by Attie the Jesus Freak on June 14, 2012 at 17:15

    I remember her from that grinch movie! WOW……. She’s changed….. 🙁 Childhood-ruined

  9. Project Inspired

    Posted by DanniS on March 27, 2012 at 15:43

    First off as a The Pretty Reckless fan, I know all the songs and you have only picked out the worst sounding ones. What about ‘You’ – it talks about unrequited love, ‘Under the water’ – Not having people there for you and how she isn’t free from herself. It is so easy to pick out the bad things about a person but until you really know them you don’t know anything. Yes she might look rough but she could be the nicest person in the world for all you know. Didnt God teach us not to judge. This is what I hate about Christianity we act like we know it all, we act like we can bend the rules and we think what we praise and worship is right. Jesus never wanted to be praised, he told us to love God with all our heart and to only worship him but what do we go and do? Look I love God and Jesus but sometimes I don’t like being called a christian. To say Taylor Momsen is satanic sends chills down my spine. Yet again you only see the bad things, the thugs we want to see. You know why because this is how society works! And as a teenager I get judged every single day. People expect me to be a drunk, drugged-up, smoker who is pregnant. I am none of those I can assure you.

    Here is how society judges us:
    My skirts too short – I’m a slut
    I listen to rock music – I’m an emo
    I dont study – I’m a failure
    I have a few close friends – I’m a loser
    I’m smart – I’m a nerd

    Every single thing has to be judged and I’m sick of it but that’s the way the world works. So get over it, if Taylor Momsen did the opposite to what she does now she would still be judged.

  10. Posted by on November 16, 2011 at 18:51

    This is the same person who said “I’m just focusing on finishing up the latest season of ‘Gossip Girl’ so I don’t have much time to think about that.” When asked what she would do about the earthquake in Haiti.

  11. Project Inspired

    Posted by xXjeXsiXx on November 5, 2011 at 00:58

    I haven’t heard her to be honest or even heard OF her but I believe she’s crying for help! She’s just a stray lamb…

  12. Posted by on October 23, 2011 at 19:02

    I never even heard of her! That’s a good thing! 😀

  13. Posted by on October 8, 2011 at 21:38

    I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw her acting Jenny in Gossip Girl. At first she seemed really nice and cool, but as soon as it was the third or fourth season her eyes was covered with black eyeshadow and both her clothes and nails were dark. She also had this terrible attitude.
    This is so terrifying.