The public airing of family laundry is always awkward, but Candy Spelling took it to a new level yesterday when she took a stab at daughter, Tori in a piece she wrote about the revenge of children for the parenting blog, Babble. Perhaps, the initial shock was that it came in the form of an appreciation of infamous Mommie Dearest, Joan Crawford, whom the widow of television mogul, Aaron Spelling says she pities.
While Candy does cite Joan's career milestones, it's hard for today's generation of moms and dads to get past the movie star's association with wire hangers. And, the allegations her daughter, Christina Crawford made in her book.
I don't doubt that Tori's shameless promotion of her tell-all, sTori Telling on everything from The View to a bikini photo shoot is hard for her mother to digest. But as a mom, I can't fathom writing a pointed commentary targeting my own flesh and blood.
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