Here's the thing: I know that by showing you this video I'm giving in. I can make all of the snarky comments that I want but in the end, I'm still showing this video to people, which is exactly what its producers want. But then again, you chose to read this, which means there has to be at least some level of morbid curiosity lurking around your brain.
Having fully dealt with my initial shame, I've decided that there's just no way I can not touch this one.
In June, 2011, the wedding of the summer involved an unknown 16-year-old bride and a relatively well known actor who has graced respectable (and oftentimes superb) productions like Lost, The Green Mile, and The X-Files. He happened to be 51 at the time of their nuptials.
Of course, when people see that a 51-year-old actor has married a 16-year-old blond of questionably genuine assets, it creates quite a stir. Some called it disgusting, others called it an obvious publicity stunt. A select few defended Doug Hutchison and Courtney Stodden, making the argument that if they in fact truly love each other, age should throw up no barriers.
There was a lot of discussion about her age - mostly the fact that she looked closer to thirty than thirteen. But, a birth certificate was unearthed and all of that was put to bed.
Now, the couple has apparently begun their own YouTube series. Or maybe she did it and dragged him into it. Either way, a video posted to Stodden's YouTube channel reads...
Episode 1 in the continuous YouTube series of Courtney's Countdown to her 18th birthday -- Watch her as she deals with a sprained foot injury. 135 days and counting...
It looks like it's fashioned in the form of a reality show, according to her tweet:
I don't really know what to say here. It's five minutes of bitching about a foot injury. I don't think it's going to get picked up by VH1 or E!, we'll put it that way (although it wouldn't shock me in the slightest):
Stodden, who has "entertained" us with her interesting music videos and awesomely alliterative Twitter feed for almost a year now has obviously taken the next step to internet reality show actress. As one youTuber points out, only a few more months until she'll be officially allowed to watch her own video (it's been restricted based on YouTube's community guidelines).
Say what you will about Hutchison and Stodden - their marriage has lasted at least 120 Spears and about 100 Kardashians. The truly sad part about all of this is that what you just watched is not a lot worse than some of the stuff you might have watched last night on the tube.