A Note to the Internet
Dear Internet denziens:
No matter how much you may dislike her famous mother, a 16 year old should be able to say something stupid on the Internet without it becoming national news. And she should certainly be able to say something stupid without having it analyzed, criticized, or defended by adults she’s never met and likely never will meet.
Saying stupid things is a part of growing up. Let her find her own way in the world which will mean that, yes, sometimes she will say things that are cruel, or thoughtless, or stupid.
I’ll wager you said some pretty stupid things when you were 16, too. So lay off.
P.S. And, I might add, it’s very easy to say stupid things when you’re mad, and it’s easy to get mad when you think someone’s talking trash about your family.
Update 2: Still more thoughts here.