Melissa Joan Hart, who was quite the teen star herself (and has since went on to have a very productive career), recently admitted to Parade Magazine that she sympathizes with current teen idol Miley Cyrus.
The Sabrina, The Teenage Witch star remarked, “I would not want to be a teenager in this day and age because of how much access the public has to people’s lives. There’s no mystery left, there’s no hiding anything.”
She added, “When you have Twitter and you can put things directly out to the world, it’s dangerous. Especially when you’re a teenager or in your early 20s and you think you’re invincible and you think everything you have to say is brilliant. It’s a tricky world right now.
“Miley Cyrus and all of them, they’ve got a lot to handle. And we all go through it. We pretty much all went through a crazy period in our teens and 20s, but it wasn’t on record.”
Do you agree with Melissa Joan Hart’s comments? Are we putting way too much pressure on teen stars to be perfect?