Kay Panabaker, ‘US Teens Can Be Stupid..’

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FAME star Kay Panabaker featured in The Courier Mail. Texas-born Kay on her early life: ‘Whenever we moved my mom always found some extracurricular activity for us. When we lived in Pennsylvania, it was soccer and cheerleading. When we moved to Georgia we were home schooled for a bit, so my mom was like, ‘well we should find something to keep them interacting with kids their age’, and we found community theatre.

Sometimes my parents would be involved, other times it was just me and my sister. My parents weren’t actors; my mom has crowd phobia and my dad’s a complete goober. It was just a lot of fun. And then it kind of just grew exponentially from there.’

On Summerland with Jesse McCartney and Zac Efron: ‘I do keep in touch with Zac, he’s a sweetheart. Jesse was actually the heartthrob first, when we were still filming he was the big name. I love them both. They’re both such great guys and still so sweet and so grounded. I’m so happy to have known them, especially Zac before all of his fame. Their success is amazing.’

On going to college as a 15-year-old:‘It was just kind of funny to me because my mom would drop me off for my classes, I still didn’t even drive. I don’t know if it was a handicap, I actually enjoyed it. You look at all the 18-year-olds and, while in Australia and London I think kids have a more worldly, mature sense to the world, teenagers in the US can be stupid and silly.

And at 18, college is the party life. I don’t know if I would have had the dedication to do the curriculum (if I was partying). I’ve always been very mature – when you work in the business, most of the jobs I’ve had, I’ve worked with adults. So I usually end up.. even on Fame, I always talk to the crew because they want to talk about things other than the industry.’

On living in The Valley by herself: ‘I live in San Fernando Valley now, it’s exciting. My apartment’s still a disaster area though. I’ve just accumulated so much stuff. I’m such a hoarder, I keep scripts and props and all these different things. I’m just never home, it’s pathetic how dirty it is.’

  • kelseyyyy

    i am a teenager & I HATE IT
    teenagers have absolutely no care for the world around them or any others
    they just care about themselves, & they annoy me so much!
    & i think US teens in general are horrible! the way they act and everything, all they want to do is take drugs, drink alcohol and party! which is completely dumb, & its hard to make friends too, i cant find anyone nice where i live, and i live in the US.
    i would rather live in Europe any day! :)

  • charbarh

    georgia you skank aha
    were no longer bestfriends :)
    LOLZZ.
    that will neevr happen

  • gu

    love herrrr

    anyways. okay. lol and wow, put THAT as her quote “US americans can be stupid..” way to make her look good tim rofl

  • Anonymous54

    lol. Even though I am a “US teen” I agree with her.

  • georgia

    there’s nothing skanky about josh’s sexyness.
    and the affect he has on people.

  • melindda

    gotta say she is not going to earn many american teen fans saying things like that. talk about sterotypical

  • mmadissson

    who is she???!!!

  • Foshizzle

    She’s beginning to look more like her sister :)

  • Dumm Blonnd

    Most teens in general annoy the crap out of me. That’s why I try to stay away from them, even though I’m 14.

  • GoldenGal9311

    I don’t think it’s US teens. I think it’s teens in general. American teens have a different culture than teens from around the world. It doesn’t mean that they are more annoying and stupid. I don’t like teenagers in general. ESPECIALLY those mainstream bandwagon mother fu……….I’m getting mad just thinking about them.

  • DMV

    I’m 19 just like her and she has her own apartment!? I’m still living in hell aka my parents house!!!! Hmmm… FML

  • katieeee

    um well thanks Kay
    i love being american “stupid and silly” lol

  • sofiaakayy

    i like her. :)

    and yay for london. ;D

  • DMV

    Your avatar is the scariest thing ever. Ok I agtee with u and Kay with this topic. I hate seeing teens try to act older than what they are. Act your age. You have your whole life to be an adult. Trust, you will be crying for it later on. I’m only 19 and I’m crying for it now. Then there’s the teens that you can’t tell nothing to. I’m not even gonna get into that one. I’m just so happy that I’m turning 20 next year. The teen scene today is some shit.

  • SlippinIntoTheLava x3

    is she the girl from that disney movie? ‘Read it and weep’?

  • Anonymous*

    You look at all the 18-year-olds and, while in Australia and London I think kids have a more worldly, mature sense to the world, teenagers in the US can be stupid and silly.

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    That’s quite interesting a statement considering that the majority of my British friends that are in college party quite hard. The fact that she would even make such a blanket, and untrue, generalization just shows how immature she actually is. Maturity and wordliness are not something that you have to convince people to see in you, Miss Panabaker and they know no color or cultural lines. There are just as many immature and sheltered college students in America is there are anywhere else. And anyone that generalizes and stereotypes an entire culture clearly has more growing up to do themselves.

  • Anonymous*

    *I meant worldliness not wordliness.

  • hianna

    oh, please, more…

  • Mrs bass

    I completely agree with you, maybe because in the US you’re still considered a teenager up to you’re 18. And to the person who said they are 16 and a senior, I was too.

  • GoldenGal9311

    Your avatar is the scariest thing ever. Ok I agtee with u and Kay with this topic. I hate seeing teens try to act older than what they are. Act your age. You have your whole life to be an adult. Trust, you will be crying for it later on. I’m only 19 and I’m crying for it now. Then there’s the teens that you can’t tell nothing to. I’m not even gonna get into that one. I’m just so happy that I’m turning 20 next year. The teen scene today is some shit.

    ________________

    Haha, I agree with everything you just wrote. Our generation is an embarrassment. When you have teens falling for a STUPID miracle whip commercial, walking around going “Don’t be so mayo” you know your generation is effed up.

  • PrayforMiley

    I completely agree. Thank you!

  • GoldenGal9311

    is she the girl from that disney movie
    ? ‘Read it and weep’?

    _________________

    Yes, she and her sister.

  • Anonymous111111111

    BY THE WAY HOWS LVATT & PARANOID DOING?? ROFL!! LVATT HAS SOLD 520,000 SINCE JUNE & MILEY WHO IS ONLY AT WALMART HAS ALREADY SOLD 340,000 IN ONLY 3 WEEKS!!

  • Anonymous461754

    i dont like that she thinks she is so much more mature than everyone, it just proves that she is not. she is trying to put herself on this pedestal (as she does in almost every interview).

    it does not matter what college you go to, EVERYONE parties!! I am not saying thats right, but they do. there is no escaping it. BUT she is acting like no one does their work. They do, and many of my friends who were the drunkest kids on campus on the weekends, were also the ones scoring straight A’s during the week. It is not right to generalize everyone. I have never even tasted a sip of alcohol and still went out on the weekends, and I always got all of my work done.

    She is the one that sounds stupid and silly. She needs to get over herself, and stop trying to act better than everyone.

  • GoldenGal9311

    BY THE WAY HOWS LVATT & PARANOID DOING?? ROFL!! LVATT HAS SOLD 520,000 SINCE JUNE & MILEY WHO IS ONLY AT WALMART HAS ALREADY SOLD 340,000 IN ONLY 3 WEEKS!!

    _____________

    What the eff?

  • Anony1

    Anony1 said:
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  • anonnnnymouss

    GoldenGal9311, LVATT sold that many in three weeks too. So?

    If Kay feels that way, maybe she should go be a “star?” in some other country.

  • It’s 2.33am here

    Yeah, I’m the same Eighteen and Freaking out!
    I don’t wanna grow up!

  • Anonymousvnm

    I got an idea how about, getting off oceanup

  • GoldenGal9311

    anonnnnymouss said:

    GoldenGal9311, LVATT sold that many in three weeks too. So?

    _____________

    Why did you just put me in there? I didn’t say that. I REPLIED and said “what the eff”.

  • pit

    i think anyone can be stupid it doesn’t matter if you’re teen, adult.

  • Anonymousforsure

    The Jonas Brothers fever must be cooling, because the boys only managed to sell 520,000 copies of their new album!— too bad JB RIP!

  • SlippinIntoTheLava x3

    I completely agree with you, maybe because in the US you’re still considered a teenager up to you’re 18. And to the person who said they are 16 and a senior, I was too.

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    Your still considered a Teenager at 18 in the UK aswell :/

  • Solbii

    i totally agree with you! i’m a teenager too, i live in south america and here is exactly the same, maybe worse :S

  • EKKMONSTER

    What an idiotic generalzation

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  • CyrusLovatoJonas

    she went to college at 15?? wow shes soo matture!!
    oh my gosh she still looks like a 15 year old to mee haha

  • Kays Annoying

    Kay is annoying and stupid, so she really shouldn’t talk about the rest of American teens. She may be book smart, but she is vapid. She’d do better by enlarging her chest and making movies that feature her naked body. I’d love to tie her up and give her a nice warm facial…

  • Hayleigh

    i kinda see how she means more mature.. from what i see teens in the us are very self orientated and media controlled. here in aus most people dont know who the jonas brothers are, we apprieciate thigs for what they are rather then who they are… just my opion, not that i have much to go by….

  • mak

    im aussie and wow that was abit offensive to u americans lol

  • Anonymous
  • EKKMONSTER

    No, I think you’re comment is a joke. Obama was asked by someone momentarily during a break in a meeting and his response was caught off hand by a mic. The exchange took less than a minute to complete.

    Know the facts moron.

  • Hello <3

    Hayleigh said:

    i kinda see how she means more mature.. from what i see teens in the us are very self orientated and media controlled. here in aus most people dont know who the jonas brothers are, we apprieciate thigs for what they are rather then who they are… just my opion, not that i have much to go by….
    ===
    Yeah… here in the Uk teens dont like the jonas brothers because they’d say its not ‘real’ music. I think that teens here are much more open to trying new things & experiencing different cultures. On shows like the hills, made and my super sweet 16, all the american teens seem really self-obsessed…

  • Guest123

    she’s right. That’s why I barely hang out with US teens. All they care about his music, reality t.v, sex and spreading their stds

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  • TaylorAnne

    Oh really Kay Panabaker?I guess
    thats why England has the highest teenage pregnancy rates.

    I lived in Manchester for years and moved to America when I was 11.The American teenagers are more nicer and well-behaved then the Brit ones.

  • Anonymous4023

    Well I think that United States it self is a joke. I mean really obama commenting or even giving a crap what a guy did to a 19yr, like shouldn’t he be helping people or the country some shit like that.

  • Anonymous4023

    Well I think that United States it self is a joke. I mean really obama commenting or even giving a crap what a guy did to a 19yr, like shouldn’t he be helping people or the country some shit like that.

  • tali

    ok asher is not creepy he is the nicest guy ever and neither is v factory they are soo nice and deff not creepy

  • boybandsaremylifenow

    anything for fame. she is creppy and so is asher from that creepy,older boyband vfagtory

  • Jane

    teens are stupid in general xD (im a teen too),
    it just the matter how, averagely stupid (when i say stupid as in act stupid not dumb stupid) they can be…
    im living in england now (not london) yet i find A LOT of jerks.
    where i use to live (malaysia) people are way more mature then these lot…

  • NoahSav.

    lol yeah teens are stupid. that pretty much sums it up.

  • kelseyyyy

    um trust me it’s not just England
    the US has tons of jerks!
    ooh yeah, trust me
    i can barely even make friends here
    because everyone is a jerk & you cant trust them at all!
    well teenagers suck anyways, no matter where you go
    im just saying teens in the us arent very nice either! or should i say any people
    teenagers are WAY immature, i hate being a teenger!

  • charbarh

    and again ahahaha
    matt barnes (L)

  • georgia,

    typo?
    you mean JOSH FRANCESCHI.

  • shilla

    who the fuck is this girl

  • charbarh

    she was on summerland?
    watch it?

  • Anonymouse

    And a bunch of other stuff.

    Girl’s actually one of the most famous stars in Hollywood when you realize all the people who are actors.

  • charbarh

    no matt barnes is uber hot. and brian and joe (L)
    not josh?

  • Anonymous

    FUCK YOU NOBODY AND WILL BE FOR THE REST OF YOU LIVE

    IM 16 AND A SENIOR THANK YOU VERY MUCH

  • Ouch, Love x3

    Hmm. You’re sixteen and a senior yet your grammar makes no sense. At all. Whatsoever.

  • Aussssiee

    Soooo trueeee especially in adelaide but not so much melbourne

  • izzy

    Totally agree, kids in the UK and australia are so much more mature. x

  • georgia,

    josh is hotter than all threee.
    he makes you wet.
    rememberrrr? ;D

  • AYniess

    OH MY GOD she is so cuute!
    luv her!

  • PrayforMiley

    Not all American teens are immature and we’re not the only country with teens who are immature. Her comment was so sterotypical and disrespectful and ignorant it insulted me. How does she expect to make it big if she insults her target audience? She just lost my respect. Just because she went to college at 15 doesn’t make her less mature than any other teenager in the united states. I’m 14 and I take college classes. I’m not going to say that most teens are mature, but Americans are not the only ones who are immature.

  • dmimima

    Who cares what you think Kay? Um yeah that’s right no one. That was such a rude comment.

  • clara

    she said teen from australia and the uk are more worldly…I think that is true in parts. especially when I see US teens saying “I don’t ever wana leave the US! It’s the best country in the world so i don’t need to visit other countries!” – you have to admit that this is slightly ignorant and arrogant!

  • Helen

    i’m 16 and just started COllege.. i live in england soo yeahhh.. High school is 11-16…

  • NoahSav.

    Oh please, anyone who doesn’t agree with kay is stupid and silly. She is completely right, maybe not about the whole worldliness thing, but just teenagers in general are very immature. i am sure that she was not talking about certain teens, but just the ones who party, get drunk, do drugs, and etc. and btw not everyone does that, and if you think that everyone does then you are being just as stereotypical as you are making kay out to be. i am 17 years old and i value my health too much to do those kinds of things. She is smart. I completely agree with her.

  • Rachhh:)

    i definitely thought that picture was of debby ryan at first glance.. idk why. haha

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  • Madeline

    i’ve loved her since she was debby on phil of the future HAHAHAHA that show was sooooo good

  • GoldenGal9311

    i’ve loved her since she was debby on phil of the future HAHAHAHA that show was sooooo good

    ____________

    It really was a good show. Pim was hilarious!!