Shake ‘N Bake ad destroyed Taylor Momsen

This Shake ‘N Bake spot, circa 1997, was the beginning of the end for Taylor Momsen. The future perpetually surly Gossip Girl actress and boob-flashing rock star was about 3 when this was shot—she doesn’t have the thick eyeliner or the crappy attitude yet, but the seeds were sown that would eventually blossom into her utter hatred of the world. As she explains to Revolver magazine: “Everyone’s like, ‘Wow, why is she upset, and why is she so miserable about things?’ My parents signed me up with Ford [Modeling] at the age of 2. No 2-year-old wants to be working, but I had no choice.” See, it’s not just a cute commercial—it’s someone’s innocent little soul being crushed to sell breadcrumbs!

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