Suri Cruise is Most Influential Tot
Forbes releases its ridiculous list
-Julie Ryan Evans
Forbes recently released its list of the 10 most influential celebrity tots … each under 5.
MOST INFLUENTIAL …under 5?!!! Seriously!
This list rubs me the wrong way for so many reasons … because really does a 2-year-old (Suri Cruise came in at number one) have any power or influence? Or more importantly, should she? In most cases the children are being thrust into the spotlight by their parents … perhaps it should be renamed Hollywood’s Top Pimping Parents.
It’s true that Paparazzi stalk them, privacy isn’t always possible, and we all want to see pictures of these darlings, but ranking them? … that’s just so wrong!
How does Pax feel that Zahara is ranked higher than he is …What about poor Violet Affleck who didn’t even make the list? Will that affect her college admissions?!
Says Forbes: “To determine which tykes were tops, we looked at both press clippings and Web presence for more than 50 A-list kiddies (5-years-old and younger) over the course of a year.”
Okay, first of all, should kids really be on an A-list … or any other list ?!!! Just let them play – and not on the Web where they may discover their presence … or lackthereof.
Further rationale from Forbes: “But as the economy heads toward what many predict is a recession, these adorable kids–and the desire to chronicle their upbringings–may become more important than ever. Simply put, fawning over celebrities and their picturesque families may be just the sort of distraction people need.”
Oh good, let’s use these children as DISTRACTIONS! Some stars certainly seem to be using their children to improve their less-than-spectacular images … ahem, Tom Cruise. How much more favorable publicity has he received since princess Suri entered the picture? Remember when there were rumors about her being nonexistent?! That’s certainly not a problem now.
It will be interesting to compare this list in about 10-15 years to the list of Hollywood children going into rehab and see how many similarities there are. Hope not, but I’m just sayin’…
So even though we deem it an inappropriate and offensive list, we’re guessing you’re still curious. Without further adieu, here’s the top 10:
1. Suri Cruise
2. Shiloh Jolie-Pitt
3. Zahara Jolie-Pitt
4. Pax Jolie-Pitt
5. Sam Alexis Wood
6. Cruz Beckham
7. Matilda Rose Ledger
8. David Banda (I had to look this one up as he wasn’t ringing any bells-he’s Madonna’s adopted son)
9. Sean Preston Federline
10. Sam Sheen