EDIT: As predicted, the lawsuit is indeed frivolous, and Mila’s response is cluckin’ awesome.
In the wee hours of morning, I read an article on TMZ which had me scratching my head, wondering if I was indeed still asleep.
Instantly, I (incorrectly) assumed that this had something to do with an errant package of organic chicken breasts at Whole Foods Market, or a similar misunderstanding of LA-style proportions.
So, you could have knocked me over with a feather (pun totally intended) when I learned that Mila is actually being sued by a former childhood friend – I’m talking about a friend from 25 years ago, making Mila just 6 years old – who claims that Mila stole her beloved pet chicken. What ensued was years of pain, suffering and anguish, and eventually, therapy, which Kristina Karo (the quack in question – again, totally punny) now claims Mila is responsible for.
(^^ That’s a TMZ photo. In case you’re wondering, the chicken’s name was “Doggie”.)
You can read the full article here, which includes quotes like “Kristina says Mila’s conduct has prevented her from pursuing the American dream,” and “Kristina now needs shrink money, and a little extra for all the emotional distress … in all, $5k.”
Now whether I believe this is a frivolous lawsuit is besides the point, because all I want to do is discuss the issue of sh*t little girls do. Little girls make you feel bad about wearing pink when everyone else is wearing purple. Little girls take their skipping rope away just as it becomes your turn at Double Dutch. And sometimes, little girls steal your chickens.
Grow up. Move on. Buy another chicken to show you’ve grown up and moved on.
I’m willing to bet that every single person (woman or man) reading this post will agree that at some point in their formative years, someone was a real jerk to them. I wore pink instead of purple and hell yeah the skipping rope was taken away more than once. But I didn’t let it break me. And it makes me irrationally angry when seemingly sane adults blame others for their shortcomings, dwelling on fictional wrongdoings that they’re convinced have impacted their lives.
A word to the wise: be awesome. Work at being awesome, every single minute of every single day. If you still believe in “mean girls”, you’ll only be as successful as a jilted high school junior.
Also? I cluckin’ love Mila Kunis.