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'Gossip Girl' Taylor Momsen finds knives 'relaxing' [poll]

May 13, 2010 | 10:45 am

Taylor-momsen-web "Gossip Girl" star Taylor Momsen says she likes knives, and likes them with her at all times -- facts she decided not to keep to herself when talking to British paper the Metro.

Is it time for the world to erupt in outrage over Momsen, who's  visiting the U.K. with her band the Pretty Reckless?

Depends on whether you ever get on an airplane (more on that later) and whether you believe the Metro -- Momsen's representative told the Daily Mail that the comments were "warped," which we assume in British English means "distorted" or "misquoted."

Momsen-carrey-web Heck, the Mail labeled the rep as a "campaigner," which threw us for a sec, what with that country's elections just ending and us being more than happy to believe an American teen actress might very well be heading up a coalition government by now. Is "I have my favourite black knife with me all the time" code for something else entirely if you spell "favorite" with a "u"? 

The Mail also quotes a member of Mothers Against Murder and Aggression (How can you argue with that cause? Unless you're in a really bad mood?) as saying" "'We're losing our teenagers on a high scale to knife crime. I'd rather [teen icons] were saying don't have a knife, and I certainly am quite appalled by her saying 'I sit and play with it to relax me.'"

Momsen, according to the Metro, keeps knives in her purse and says she accidentally got a few through airport security on a recent flight from New York to Los Angeles.

While other girls might really really like, say, Zac Efron, or maybe the color pink, cutting-edge kiddo Momsen is partial to ... her switchblade.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photos: Taylor Momsen in New York on March 3. And in case you were wondering what makes former child actors get all weird when they grow up, at left we present a wee Miss Momsen as Cindy Lou Who with Jim Carrey as you-know-who in "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas." Credits: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for NAMM, right; Ron Batzdorff / Universal Pictures, left.