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Good For Frances Bean Cobain For Calling Out Lana Del Rey On Being An Idiot

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Lana Del Rey GIF you and I were were Born To DieJust when I thought I couldn't dislike Lana Del Rey any more, she went and said the dumbest things imaginable about how glamorous it is to die young. But you know who has some pretty strong opinions about that? Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of the late Kurt Cobain. And now that Frances is calling out Lana on being a huge effing idiot, I want to give her a standing ovation.

In case you're not caught up on the completely moronic statements romanticizing dying young that Lana's been making lately, let me take care of that for you. During a conversation with The Guardian, Lana was listing off some of her idols, when the interview noticed that what connected the names she was mentioning — Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, etc. — was that they'd met an early death. He asked her if she saw that as glamorous, to which she responded:

“I don't know. Ummm, yeah. I wish I was dead already.”

Facepalm. The interviewer, Tim Jonze, even gives her the opportunity to walk back her statement, but she only becomes more insistent:

Tim: “Don't say that.”

Lana: “But I do.”

Tim: “You don't!”

Lana: “I do! I don't want to have to keep doing this. But I am.”

Tim: “Do what? Make music?”

Lana: “Everything. That's just how I feel. If it wasn't that way, then I wouldn't say it. I would be scared if I knew [death] was coming, but …”

Well great. That's just great, and soooo nice to hear coming out of the mouth of a wealthy, famous, successful, privileged idiot who's apparently never had to experience the pain of losing someone young. She's lucky in that regard, which is why I'm so very very glad that someone not so lucky is taking her to task. Frances' dad Kurt Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at the age of twenty-seven in 1994, and based on her tweets to Lana in response, she doesn't find that even the least bit glamorous:

 

 

Yes. Girl. Yes. So well stated that it's hard to remember that this girl is only twenty-one, seven years younger than Lana, and so much more mature and well-spoken. A bunch of people are up her ass on Twitter, trying to shame Frances for ‘attacking' Lana, but that's even dumber than Lana's original statement. Frances is shutting Lana down for her ignorance in speaking about something that she herself has personal experience of, yeah.

But in the process, she's also encouraging her to embrace her life and reminding her that she's talented, which is a pretty generous comment to make about someone who was so glib about the death of your father. Frances should in no world have to defend herself for her tweets, but she's awesome, so she did:

Okay girl. You get a C for effort, you twit, and Frances gets a standing ovation. See you the next time something foolish comes out of your mouth. (Tomorrow.)

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