On the heels of Katy Perry's controversial Grammy Award performance that was filled with Satanic imagery comes the upcoming release of The Pretty Reckless album, Going To Hell, by once-known sweetheart actress, Taylor Momsen. Momsen sheds her "Gossip Girl" teen princess image to live up to the explicit and morbid album title.
Momsen a well-known actress, musician, and model, popularly recognized for her role on the CW television series Gossip Girl and as the adorable little child in Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas is now making headlines as the lead singer in rock band The Pretty Reckless.
Since leaving the CW hit TV show in 2011, Momsen has ditched her wholesome image, and now promotes a very Satanic inspired persona. The 20-year-old has a huge following and does not shy away from spreading her message to all.
While some pop stars hire a choir of kids to sound beautiful or angelic, Momsen said she gathered a bunch of kids to help her sing her brand new song, "Heaven Knows," to do the exact opposite. She directed the kids to tap into something dark, wanting them to scream and swear for the track.
While Chatting to Revolver Magazine, she explained her conversation with the kids: "I was like, 'Throw your ******* hands in the air!' and it was really hard not to curse." She then instructed the kids to "scream about what makes you hate and what makes you the angriest in the world. I want you to scream as loud as you can."
"By the end of it, they were going crazy," she added. "I don't think they understood what they were singing. Or they did and were totally cool kids."
"Oh Lord, tell us so/ We belong way down below/ Oh Lord, tell us so/ We belong way down below / Way down below, way down below/ Way down below, way down below," the kids echo in unison.
For the band's newest album, Momsen stripped naked for the front cover with her back to camera, and a giant black crucifix is painted on her back with an arrow pointing down to her bare bottom.
Some observers online took to comment on the singer's antics, highlighting the worrying influence the dark imagery could have on kids: "She sexualizes what is dark and demonic ... there are girls out there who idolize her."
Another said, "and I thought Lady Gaga was bad!!!!!!!"
Taylor was raised Catholic, and even attended a Catholic school in St. Louis, but her message has been known to promote overt anti-Christian imagery and lyrics. In her videos, the singer often takes biblical themes and showcases them with a dark, profane twist.
Many believe the assault on the younger generation is in the forefront, and Momsen along with others in Hollywood are leading those that are not aware, astray.