Taylor Momsen Lets Her Folks Off the Hook

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Recently, Taylor Momsen blamed her envelope-pushing antics and darker, edgier side on her parents, who she says forced her into modeling and acting so early.

Now, she's claiming that was taken a bit out of context.

The Gossip Girl star tells Kerrang! magazine (UK) that when she said her folks made her "miserable" and "upset," that wasn't truly indicative of how she feels.

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"No two year old wants to be working, but I had no choice," she said a few months ago. "I was in and out of school. I didn't have friends. I didn't have a real life."

This week, though, she's much more level-headed about her parents, saying she didn't mean to slam her mom and dad, who felt "horrible," with that sentiment.

"I love my mom and dad. Maybe I didn't have the childhood people think you should have, but I still went through the ages, I was still a child," she says now.

"Maybe it wasn't conventional, but you know, I like where I am now so it's OK."

Aww. Nice to hear her reflect that way. For the record, while we think Taylor tries too hard at times to be shocking just for the sake of it, we respect her as an actress, who we love on Gossip Girl, and as a musician. She's a character and a real talent.

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