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Zoey 101 Gets Knocked Up

SchrodingerSchrodinger Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Debate and/or Discourse
Jamie Lynn, has told a US magazine she is pregnant at the age of 16.

Baby (Jamie Lynn) Spears, told OK! magazine the news was a shock to her and the baby's father, boyfriend Casey Aldridge.

She said she was 12 weeks into her pregnancy, and planned to raise her child in Louisiana for "a normal life".

Spears continued telling the magazine that she initially kept the news to herself after she learned of the pregnancy from an at-home test and subsequent visit to a doctor.

"I took two weeks to myself where I didn't tell anybody," she added.

"Then I told my parents and my friends. I was scared, but I had to do what was right for me."

Spears' mother, Lynne, added: "I didn't believe it because Jamie Lynn's always been so conscientious. She's never late for her curfew. I was in shock. I mean, this is my 16-year-old baby."

So I'm kinda speechless. Which is surprising, because you would think that I would be pretty jaded by now. I don't want to just say "discuss" since it's against the rules, so I'm going to ask the following questions...

1) Seriously, WTF?

2) Will the writers for the show tie this into the storyline? Oh, wait, they're on strike.

3) Is this the end for Zoey 101?

4) They're called condoms.

5) Seriously, WTF?

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  • JamesKeenanJamesKeenan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    With regards to the condom thing, who knows? Any number of issues that affect every teen similarly, like ignorance, or something related to stardom specifically, like a sense of invincibility or nonchalance. Wait...

    As per the show... I can't imagine they'll try to keep it on the air. Nickelodeon is not a teen pregnancy type network. They're, at most, a "boyfriend wants to start kissing too early, but girlfriend says no (time isn't right)" kind of network.

    Zoey 101 is gone.

  • SamiSami Registered User
    edited December 2007
    Who gives a fuck?

    Preacher wrote:
    That's the kicker, not only is our healthcare not cutting mustard we are overpaying for shitty healthcare. We have the olive garden of healthcare.
  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Sami wrote: »
    Who gives a fuck?

    People who slow down to watch when there's an accident or have a police scanner in case there's a train wreck. I actually feel bad for that family.

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  • JamesKeenanJamesKeenan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Sami wrote: »
    Who gives a fuck?

    I prefer to take my time to assert my moral high ground without contributing.

    Alternatively, it's a discussion about teen pregnancy and corporate squeamishness in dealing with intimate issues.

    This isn't exactly Jolie and Brad spent Saturday as T.G.I. Friday's. What did they order?

  • SchrodingerSchrodinger Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Malkor wrote: »
    Sami wrote: »
    Who gives a fuck?

    People who slow down to watch when there's an accident or have a police scanner in case there's a train wreck. I actually feel bad for that family.

    I think that after Britanny went crazy, they thought to themselves, "Well, at least we have one daughter who can still be a cash cow."

    Now if only they could have sprung for birth control pills.

  • ElkiElki hegemon globalSuper Moderator, Moderator, ClubPA mod
    edited December 2007
    What the fuck, Keenan?

  • SchrodingerSchrodinger Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Sami wrote: »
    Who gives a fuck?

    Casey Aldridge?

  • JamesKeenanJamesKeenan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Elki wrote: »
    What the fuck, Keenan?

    The picture?

    I thought I was within bounds. I linked it, and marked it nsfw. It wasn't horribly obscene. And humorous...

    I actually thought I was being good about it. I screwed up before by not realizing that spoilered images are still rendered more in most browsers. At least I didn't do that.

    :|

  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I read about this in the elevator on the way up to the office today (hooray for LCDs everywhere) and I have to say that I am not surprised.

    This may be a little "unPC" of me to say, but since I'm talking about white folks, I'm sure i'll get away with it.

    Anyway, the Spears girls have shown to us, like many starlets before them, that making some one famous doesn't change who they are. Whether they're atthe top of the pop charts and on television, or still back home in a trailer park in Loussianna, they're going to be acting the exact same way.



    As for why we should care, I think it says something about a failure within our society if we are able to raise people up out of the non-optimal conditions that they grew up in, in order to turn them into stars, but we spend so much time worrying about whether or not they go to T.G.I. Fridays that we forget to teach them about birth control.

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Elki wrote: »
    What the fuck, Keenan?

    Classic.


    edit: Oh. Keenan does not equal Kenan.

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  • EvanderEvander Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    tl;dr: you can take the pretty little white girl out of the trailer park, but you can't take the trailer park out of the pretty little white girl.

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  • duraxdurax Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm okay with this. The child will be provided for, and the parents are willingly taking responsibility.
    The age is a little shocking but not the final litmus test for whether or not 'society has failed.'

  • JamesKeenanJamesKeenan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Then that's settled. Maybe. There's always the chance the kid is more likely to get into horrible behaviors.

    But someone has to be breeding to Paris Hiltons of tomorrow.

    Still there's Nickelodeon. What might they do... why they should/shouldn't...

  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Still there's Disney. What might they do... why they should/shouldn't...
    I'll bet there's a clause in her contract saying she can't get caught doing drugs and such, but Law and Order and the Practice would lead me to believe that you can't have a contract barring her from getting pregnant. :P She's 16, so they probably didn't even think about that...

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  • duraxdurax Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I don't understand the Disney connection.
    Zoey101 airs on Nickelodeon in my area.
    Would someone mind explaining it to me?

  • JamesKeenanJamesKeenan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    durax wrote: »
    I don't understand the Disney connection.
    Zoey101 airs on Nickelodeon in my area.
    Would someone mind explaining it to me?

    Oh, is it?

    For some reason, I'm an idiot.

    I don't know the show. I only assumed, for some reason. I'll correct that all.

  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Malkor wrote: »
    Still there's Disney. What might they do... why they should/shouldn't...
    I'll bet there's a clause in her contract saying she can't get caught doing drugs and such, but Law and Order and the Practice would lead me to believe that you can't have a contract barring her from getting pregnant. :P She's 16, so they probably didn't even think about that...

    That doesn't mean they can't cancel her show though, and claim one of a million other reasons. They could lay this off on the writers strike and get away with it if they wanted to, it's freaking Disney. You can't be a Jew or a Pregnant Teen and work for disney. It's like a rule....

    I think it sucks a 16 year old got knocked up, but ya know, shit happens. At least she's in the position to actually be able to take care of it, and not like "take care of it...."

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  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm looking forward to the impending mainstream media outcry though.

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  • JamesKeenanJamesKeenan Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Malkor wrote: »
    I'm looking forward to the impending mainstream media outcry though.

    Get ready for extensive coverage of this issue by Bill O'Reilly.

  • Satan.Satan. __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2007
    Jamie Lynn, has told a US magazine she is pregnant at the age of 16.

    Baby (Jamie Lynn) Spears, told OK! magazine the news was a shock to her and the baby's father, boyfriend Casey Aldridge.

    She said she was 12 weeks into her pregnancy, and planned to raise her child in Louisiana for "a normal life".

    Spears continued telling the magazine that she initially kept the news to herself after she learned of the pregnancy from an at-home test and subsequent visit to a doctor.

    "I took two weeks to myself where I didn't tell anybody," she added.

    "Then I told my parents and my friends. I was scared, but I had to do what was right for me."

    Spears' mother, Lynne, added: "I didn't believe it because Jamie Lynn's always been so conscientious. She's never late for her curfew. I was in shock. I mean, this is my 16-year-old baby."

    So I'm kinda speechless. Which is surprising, because you would think that I would be pretty jaded by now. I don't want to just say "discuss" since it's against the rules, so I'm going to ask the following questions...

    1) Seriously, WTF?

    2) Will the writers for the show tie this into the storyline? Oh, wait, they're on strike.

    3) Is this the end for Zoey 101?

    4) They're called condoms.

    5) Seriously, WTF?

    1) Not your body, life or family. Stop caring so much.

    2) Who cares?

    3) Jesus, who cares?

    4) They're called an accident, something happened, you weren't there nor do you have any clue as to what happened.

    5) Not your body, life or family. Stop caring so much.

  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Sami wrote: »
    Who gives a fuck?

    Apparently Jamie Lynn and her boyfriend Casey did, at least once.

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  • ForarForar #432 Already prepping for Toronto Fan Expo!Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    On one level, I care no more that she managed to get herself knocked up than I do any other random 16 year old who manages to do the same thing. At least this doesn't coincide with a video of the endeavor (which due to the age would be kiddy porn anyway, if I'm not mistaken) and the dad isn't 30 years old or something equally unfortunate. (that we know of... so far....)

    But on the other hand, 'human' as it is or whatever, it does seem somewhat disappointing that even at the top end of the financial and opportunity spectrum, we can still have kids fucking up something as simple as birth control.

    Then again, maybe this one will also be a blond starlet in the making, ensuring the Spears' domination of media across yet another generation?

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  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    durax wrote: »
    I don't understand the Disney connection.
    Zoey101 airs on Nickelodeon in my area.
    Would someone mind explaining it to me?

    Disney has a patent on child entertainment.

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  • DogDog Registered User, Administrator, Vanilla Staff admin
    edited December 2007
  • amateurhouramateurhour Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Forar wrote: »
    On one level, I care no more that she managed to get herself knocked up than I do any other random 16 year old who manages to do the same thing. At least this doesn't coincide with a video of the endeavor (which due to the age would be kiddy porn anyway, if I'm not mistaken) and the dad isn't 30 years old or something equally unfortunate. (that we know of... so far....)

    But on the other hand, 'human' as it is or whatever, it does seem somewhat disappointing that even at the top end of the financial and opportunity spectrum, we can still have kids fucking up something as simple as birth control.

    Then again, maybe this one will also be a blond starlet in the making, ensuring the Spears' domination of media across yet another generation?

    Spears will not Dominate the media, the media illuminati is secretly trying to kill spears, anna nicole style, and call it a suicide. They're driving her to the brink of death, just you wait.....

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  • ege02ege02 __BANNED USERS
    edited December 2007
    I don't see anything wrong or even slightly immoral about this whole thing. The mother is a little young but she seems reasonable and the child will be raised and provided for.

    Stop caring so much about other people's issues.

    Oh wait, she is the sister of a celebrity. That changes everything!

    Right?

    Medopine wrote: »
    Fuck that woman going "oh god oh no!!"

    It's nature, bitch
  • MalkorMalkor Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    ege02 wrote: »
    I don't see anything wrong or even slightly immoral about this whole thing. The mother is a little young but she seems reasonable and the child will be raised and provided for.

    Stop caring so much about other people's issues.

    Oh wait, she is the sister of a celebrity. That changes everything!

    Right?

    Pretty much yeah. Also this is the internet.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I'm just curious as to whether she learned anything from her sister, like "try not to be a crazy insane bitch"

    It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it
  • DrezDrez Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    I'm just curious as to whether she learned anything from her sister, like "try not to be a crazy insane bitch"

    BREAKING NEWS! Jamie Lynn Spears's sister, the pop-singer and cultural icon Britney Spears, is discovered to be the father of Jamie Lynn's baby! This shocking twist of insestual, lesbian impregnation comes straight to us from an inside source who wishes his anonymity be preserved.

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited December 2007
    durax wrote: »
    I don't understand the Disney connection.
    Zoey101 airs on Nickelodeon in my area.
    Would someone mind explaining it to me?

    Oh, is it?

    For some reason, I'm an idiot.

    I don't know the show. I only assumed, for some reason. I'll correct that all.

    Nickelodeon is owned by MTV, so maybe they'll move her over there and instead of that "Super Sweet 16" shit, it'll be "Super pregnant at 16"

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  • kdrudykdrudy Registered User
    edited December 2007
    Veevee wrote: »
    durax wrote: »
    I don't understand the Disney connection.
    Zoey101 airs on Nickelodeon in my area.
    Would someone mind explaining it to me?

    Oh, is it?

    For some reason, I'm an idiot.

    I don't know the show. I only assumed, for some reason. I'll correct that all.

    Nickelodeon is owned by MTV, so maybe they'll move her over there and instead of that "Super Sweet 16" shit, it'll be "Super pregnant at 16"

    It'll be an MTV reality show following her teen pregnancy, Brit will be on there occasionally saying crazy shit.

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  • TachTach Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    They broke this story on E! while I was watching The Soup Awards.

    I laughed. Hard.

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  • tallgeezetallgeeze Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    She really is 16? I thought she was like every other person playing a teen in which she was at least 5 years older in reality.

    Hmmm, I wonder how my little sister is gonna take this. She is my info hub for all things cool pre-teens wise.

  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Whatever, if anyone should be getting knocked up and having kids at sixteen it's rich people that are the daughter of rich stars. Why?

    Because they actually have the financial backing to support the kid at that age.

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  • ForarForar #432 Already prepping for Toronto Fan Expo!Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Whatever, if anyone should be getting knocked up and having kids at sixteen it's rich people that are the daughter of rich stars. Why?

    Because they actually have the financial backing to support the kid at that age.

    Do we really need the super rich / mega consumers populating their ranks at increasing rates?

    Surely the child will never go hungry (until an eating disorder sets in), but resources will likely be dedicated to said child to a sum that could feed a small African nation for years as well.

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  • SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Whatever, if anyone should be getting knocked up and having kids at sixteen it's rich people that are the daughter of rich stars. Why?

    Because they actually have the financial backing to support the kid at that age.

    Just not the sisters of rich stars that have recently become retarded and had many issues with babies.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Forar wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Whatever, if anyone should be getting knocked up and having kids at sixteen it's rich people that are the daughter of rich stars. Why?

    Because they actually have the financial backing to support the kid at that age.

    Do we really need the super rich / mega consumers populating their ranks at increasing rates?

    Surely the child will never go hungry (until an eating disorder sets in), but resources will likely be dedicated to said child to a sum that could feed a small African nation for years as well.

    Having a child earlier in your life these days really has no bearing on how many children a woman is going to have over the course of her life. Women aren't baby factories these days.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Septus wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Whatever, if anyone should be getting knocked up and having kids at sixteen it's rich people that are the daughter of rich stars. Why?

    Because they actually have the financial backing to support the kid at that age.

    Just not the sisters of rich stars that have recently become retarded and had many issues with babies.

    I don't keep up with celebrities, and thus have zero idea what you are referencing. Sorry.

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  • ForarForar #432 Already prepping for Toronto Fan Expo!Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Forar wrote: »
    Inquisitor wrote: »
    Whatever, if anyone should be getting knocked up and having kids at sixteen it's rich people that are the daughter of rich stars. Why?

    Because they actually have the financial backing to support the kid at that age.

    Do we really need the super rich / mega consumers populating their ranks at increasing rates?

    Surely the child will never go hungry (until an eating disorder sets in), but resources will likely be dedicated to said child to a sum that could feed a small African nation for years as well.

    Having a child earlier in your life these days really has no bearing on how many children a woman is going to have over the course of her life. Women aren't baby factories these days.

    I was more referring to having children at younger ages, rather than the quantity of them in a lifespan.

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  • InquisitorInquisitor Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Forar wrote: »

    I was more referring to having children at younger ages, rather than the quantity of them in a lifespan.

    Other than potentially cutting their own career short, I don't really see any issue with someone have a child at a younger age, assuming they can support them.

    Having a child at 16 isn't really all that young in that grand scheme of humanity.

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