Mary-Kate Olsen is not a role model

Superficial / February 22, 2006

*mk_thumb1.jpgMary-Kate Olsen has hit out at criticism she is a poor role model for children – insisting she and sister Ashley aren’t looking to set an example. The actress, who previously suffered an eating disorder, inisists the pair can’t be blamed for the issues affecting other kids and is annoyed at being constantly saddled with that pressure.

She says, “I think we’ve been labelled as role models since we were very young. My sister and I don’t look at ourselves as role models – I think that’s a huge responsibility. The best we can do is take care of ourselves and experience life for ourselves and not really let the outside world affect us.”

Wait a second. I don’t remember them complaining about being role models when they were raking in $500 million a year in Olsen Twin merchandise. You could barely take a crap without seeing their faces. Of course it probably didn’t help that I painted their faces on the toilet. But that’s beside the point. I’m don’t know what the point is, exactly, but I’m pretty sure it has to do with her being naked and riding a unicycle while I throw pancakes at her.