The late Kurt Cobain's daughter has hit out at Lana Del Rey for "romanticising" dying young. In short, she murmured "I wish I was dead already."
Frances Bean Cobain - whose father killed himself at the age of 27 in 1994 - has encouraged the Young and Beautiful hitmaker to "embrace" life after she admitted in a recent interview that she wishes she was dead and thinks it's glamorous to die young.
Taking to Twitter, Frances - who was less than two years old when the Nirvana singer died - tweeted the following messages, which are measured and thoughtful. Makes a nice change for Twitter... shame they were later deleted.
'@LanaDelRey the death of young musicians isn't something to romanticize (cont)... I'll never know my father because he died young & it becomes a desirable feat because ppl like u think it's 'cool'(cont)... Well, it's f**king not. Embrace life, because u only get one life. The ppl u mentioned wasted that life.Don't be 1 of those [email protected] ur too talented to waste it away. (sic).'
Lana, 28 - who claimed Kurt and the late Amy Winehouse were her heroes in said interview - is yet to respond to the comments, but after her fans jumped to her defence, Frances felt the need to explain herself and delete the previous tweets
She later tweeted:
I'm not attacking anyone. I have no animosity towards Lana, I was just trying to put things in perspective from personal experience.
— Frances Bean Cobain (@alka_seltzer666) June 23, 2014
And that personal experience should be appreciated. By the sounds of things, Lana Del Rey would love to have the cards dealt to Francis Bean at birth. Thing is, if she had, she wouldn't be so flippant about the subject matter. There's a lot to be said for perspective, and those with none are always the ones bleating the loudest.