“F$%@ what you heard. And my mugshot’s cute.”
That’s how North Carolina teen Alysa Bathrick attempted to deal with her #haters after she turned herself in to police in Wake County, N.C., on Monday for “xanax homie,” according to her tweets. The 18-year-old is facing two felony drug charges, according to public records.
Some are heralding Bathrick as the new Hot Mugshot Person for the Internet to obsess over. And, boy, is it ever! (Sidenote: You guys know she’s 18, right? I mean, sure, 18 is an adult and all, but 18 is still teen. Kinda gross?)
Here in America we like our coffee hot, our calories uncounted and our criminal mugshots to be total babes.
But the issue here goes beyond that. What’s really going on is that #teens are having a “moment” — and we’re all just along for the ride.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the Obama daughters and their obvious, but warranted, disdain for their father’s unforgivable offense of super embarrassing them on TV while all their friends were totally watching and UGH I bet Becky saw and is already ‘gramming snarky image macros GOD DAD.
Or maybe your speed is more risque. How about the teen who ran a prostitution ring at her high school on Facebook? What a time to be alive.
And that’s not all! We’ve got teens blazing in school. Teens tweeting at Harry Styles 10,000 times in a month. Terrible teens leaving terrible tips. Teens with funny cat yearbook photos, teens making special pizzas, teens with spray paint, teens robbing their sugar daddies.
And that’s just in the last few months!
Teens. What more can we say?