For millennials of a certain age who have lived on the internet for the past 20+ years, Ashley Tisdale is known as THE mid-’00s style icon.
From her legendary Princess Diaries 2 red carpet look:
To her inconique Tiger Cruise looks:
She did the era RIGHT, and I seriously mean that!!
But for some, Ashley is now that person that made her husband run out and buy 400 books to fill a bookshelf for one of those (already fake/staged) celebrity shoots.
Sooo, Ashley did a tour of her house for Architectural Digest and her book shelf has started a huge debate about buying books as decor.
It all started with this tweet:
And then all hell broke lose.
This is the bookshelf in question, or “public enemy #1” for some:
In the clip, Ashley says, “These bookshelves, I have to be honest, did not actually have books in them a couple of days ago.”
“I had my husband go to a bookstore and and I was like, ‘you need to get 400 books.'”
“Obviously my husband was like ‘we should be collecting books over time and putting them on the shelves.’ And I was like ‘no, no, no NOT when AD comes.'”
This made people online very angry…
…for, uhh, Ashley buying books.
This person questioned why Ashley didn’t fill the shelves slowly over time.
This person said they don’t trust people who don’t fill their bookshelves.
Basically, the thread was a jumbled mess…
Buuuut then opinion shifted and people were like, “what the fuck is going on, why are people mad at Ashley Tisdale for buying books?!”
And as the Who? Weekly podcast said, hey, at least she was being honest.
But really, I think the overwhelming opinion is hey, good on her for supporting bookstores and authors.
The thread got so wild that Ashley responded to the tweet:
So yeah, that’s enough of the internet for the day.
Maybe this thing was a bad idea.