So this story keeps getting to be more of a bummer. And Courtney Love keeps finding new ways to abuse her social networking privileges. First it was reported that Love had lost custody of Frances to Kurt Cobain’s mother and sister. Now comes the news that Frances has gotten a restraining order against Love. Courtney’s responses have come large in the form of Facebook messages, which are generally always the most coherent and rational ways to respond to serious and emotional family trauma.We’ll admit that from time to time a good ole’ fashioned typo-ridden Courtney Love blog post has gotten us through some slow news days. Incoherent rants about Ryan Adams stealing money from her after mediocre sex? Yes please! But, this is another creature altogether.
After calling her daughter “clearly deluded” and questioning her honesty yesterday, Love recovered fairly gracefully by writing a semi-apologetic note ending with “She’s my daughter and I love her. Cruelty is not what she’s about.” But today is a new day. And with it comes more Facebook rants. The newest, however well-intentioned, sure makes you question why she didn’t bow out gracefully when the chance was there. MTV edited the newest blog for spelling and punctuation. Their version reads as such: ”There’s not a whole lot I can do about it. This is like a hand grenade got thrown into our lives and it’s not Frances! I am angry at these people, not Frances. I’d just prefer she not become Jaimie [sic] L Spears. She should go be a writer or an artist, which I support 100%, but this is a circus and it pains me cos I know she hates it.”
We understand this is a delicate family situation and a lot of volatile emotions are present. But one thing you probably could do about it is not imply your daughter is headed down the path of teenage pregnancy. And the other, more important thing: stay as far away from Facebook and Twitter and LiveJournal as humanly possible. For a long, long time. We have no idea how to make things right again, but are pretty sure broadcasting the issues and name-calling via public Internet forums are not it. These things have privacy settings for a reason. (Via: Spinner and MTV News)