Music & Culture
Taylor Momsen’s Satanic Message
Written by Corrina Jean | May 6, 2011
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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