Suri Cruise was out on the town in NYC with mom Katie Holmes and her posse the other night. After finishing up at Serendipity 3, the famous temple of sugar and kitsch, at a very, um, European hour, little Suri was photographed holding, and witnessed consuming, some quantity of the contents of a box of “Gummy Penises”.
A major internet stoning of Katie Holmes ensued:
Not ONLY did Suri eat these obscene sugar bombs, she did so at the obscenely late hour of midnight.
After SHE HAD ALREADY HAD DESSERT.
And the kid was wearing high heels at the time!
Yeah. So what?
The kid is four. To a four year old, a box of gummy penises can be one of three things:
1. Equivalent to a box of gummy arms.
2. Hilarious! Mommy, do they sell gummy POOPS?
If I were in that situation I think I probably would have directed my child to something else. But thinking about it, I can’t really say that would have been so great either. To a kid who doesn’t have a clue about sex, telling her penises are inappropriate could be opening a whole can of worms. Yeah, they’re private parts and all. But if they’re private parts, why do they make candy out of them? Maybe Katie evaluated the risk of this subject coming up at the Serendipity 3 counter, and just didn’t want to deal with all that messy communication. Maybe she just thought, oh, fine, get the damn penises. Who knows? Maybe the Cruises are nudists, and penises are no big deal in their house. Houses.
Still. You’d think that Katie Holmes might have a bit more of a sense of the potential impact of her very famous child publicly brandishing a box of candy that may have been just candy to her, but is pornographic to everybody else. If you’re a huge celebrity who knows you’re likely to be photographed at every turn and blitzed all over the internets, you kind of have to be a little more aware of these things. Or maybe you don’t. Maybe Katie Holmes is just sick of watching her back all the time and just wants to make some of the same dumb mistakes other parents get to make. Or different ones (I imagine most parents would have put their foot [feet?] down about the penises, if only out of their own embarrassment).
Or: Maybe she just didn’t notice that they weren’t Gummy Worms.
Read the original story at Famecrawler.