Nicole Richie’s come a long way since she and her former BFF Paris Hilton permanently scarred numerous TV view with their hilarious(ly stupid) antics on The Simple Life. These days she’s still all over the tabloids, though it’s with a much different activity list: mother of two, fashionista, married to a semi-irrelevant pop punk icon and most importantly, living quietly.
Recently on the The View, she commented on how she would feel about her own children getting tattoos. Considering both she and her hubby are tattooed, I find the following statement a little insulting:
I know I sound like a hypocrite, but I would be so sad. Joel has sleeves and his twin brother Benji has tattoos on his neck and his face. I’m just hoping that my kids will be so embarrassed of them that they’re not going to have any. It happens!
While I understand the desire to see your children grow up and be perfect, her statement is what strikes me as the saddest–not to mention most ignorant–thing she could say in an interview. Part of me suspects this may be a, “Hey mainstream America: ACCEPT ME! I’m wholesome and maternal now, see?” moment.
This leaves me with no choice but to ask all of you, parents or not: how would you feel about your children getting tattooed? What about them actively pursing heavy tattoo coverage, be that them following in your footsteps or not?