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Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« on: November 19, 2010, 05:23:07 PM »
I was reading in US Weekly about Dakota Fanning, who most recently starred in the latest Twilight movie, being crowned Homecoming Queen, two years in a row.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/11/09/dakota-fanning-voted-home_n_781087.html

I was reading some of the comments from people, on a couple of different sites, and many people feel like she shouldn't have accepted the honor given how much attention she gets as an A list actress, and that it was especially uncouth to accept it twice, and that she should have declined.

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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010, 05:30:49 PM »
According to a different story (http://CRUD MONKEYS!.yahoo.com/blogs/crush/dakota-fanning-crowned-homecoming-queen/500), she was not queen last year, just a princess on the court, which would make sense.  I've never heard of a junior being homecoming Queen.  

I don't see any reason why she shouldn't accept the nomination to the court if her fellow students wanted her there, or what her celebrity has to do with it.  It seems she's done a pretty good job of living like any other teenager and has managed to ingratiate herself with the student body of her school.  I say kudos to her for being the kind of person her fellow students want as Homecoming Queen.
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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010, 05:46:57 PM »
I kind of agree with Scout Finch. But I can totally understand how since she's an actress/famous person/celebrity and gets talked about a lot, her being made Homecoming queen (after she was on the Homecoming court last year) might be seen as attention grabby.

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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 05:49:31 PM »
According to a different story (http://CRUD MONKEYS!.yahoo.com/blogs/crush/dakota-fanning-crowned-homecoming-queen/500), she was not queen last year, just a princess on the court, which would make sense.  I've never heard of a junior being homecoming Queen.  

I don't see any reason why she shouldn't accept the nomination to the court if her fellow students wanted her there, or what her celebrity has to do with it.  It seems she's done a pretty good job of living like any other teenager and has managed to ingratiate herself with the student body of her school.  I say kudos to her for being the kind of person her fellow students want as Homecoming Queen.

POD. I don't see why she shouldn't accept the honour conferred on her. I might be biased, though-I'm a big fan of Dakota :)
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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 05:49:57 PM »
I also heard she was a princess last year.    

Why should she decline just because she's a celebrity?  She's also a student doing the same work and entitled to the same rights as the rest of them.  The other students didn't have to vote for her, but they did and she shouldn't toss that back at them.

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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2010, 05:51:01 PM »
How is it attention grabby for OTHER PEOPLE to vote you to a position?

I'm still struggling to see why this is even a big deal.  She goes to school.  She's a cheerleader.  She got elected to the Homecoming Court.  And??

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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2010, 06:00:03 PM »
I also heard she was a princess last year.    

Why should she decline just because she's a celebrity?  She's also a student doing the same work and entitled to the same rights as the rest of them.  The other students didn't have to vote for her, but they did and she shouldn't toss that back at them.

The bolded is an excellent point. I think that if she refused, people would accuse her of being stuck up, and trying to distance herself from normal people. In fact, a refusal might very well come off that way. She was voted in, and good for her!
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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2010, 06:02:05 PM »
Since she was voted to the positions, I would think that declining it because of her acting career/celebrity status would smack of false modesty. "Oh, I am already so good that some poor mortal should have this"

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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2010, 06:03:40 PM »
Not to mention, at the end of the day, she's still just a teenage girl. At 17, it's probably as exciting to be elected homecoming queen  as being in a movie. It would be sad to deny her that simply because of her job.
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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2010, 06:09:29 PM »
Since she was voted to the positions, I would think that declining it because of her acting career/celebrity status would smack of false modesty. "Oh, I am already so good that some poor mortal should have this"

Exactly. That is what I was trying to express,only you did it more concisely :)
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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2010, 02:06:02 AM »
Since she was voted to the positions, I would think that declining it because of her acting career/celebrity status would smack of false modesty. "Oh, I am already so good that some poor mortal should have this"

Exactly. That is what I was trying to express,only you did it more concisely :)

I'm leaning this way too.  And how good would the runner-up feel knowing the honor wasn't really hers anyway?

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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2010, 11:26:48 AM »
Are we assuming she only got elected because she's a celebrity? She's beautiful and seems to be very smart and nice and down to Earth. It seems likely she'd be in contention for Homecoming Queen even if she weren't famous and I think there's nothing wrong with being on the Homecoming court twice in a row. I didn't go to an American High school, but I'm going to guess that since Homecoming Queen is something awarded in senior year, that most queens were princesses first.


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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2010, 11:44:30 AM »
In my high school, the same girl was Prom Princess and Homecoming Court in our junior year.  Then senior year she was both Homecoming and Prom Queen.   Nobody expected her to refuse any of those titles and none of my classmates were upset by her winning them.  I don't think it matters that Dakota is a famous actress, this is being voted on by her peers. 

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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2010, 10:58:12 AM »
How is it attention grabby for OTHER PEOPLE to vote you to a position?

I'm still struggling to see why this is even a big deal.  She goes to school.  She's a cheerleader.  She got elected to the Homecoming Court.  And??

This. She was elected by her fellow students. Presumably she didn't stuff the ballot boxes. Why should she decline?
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Re: Dakota Fanning Crowned Homecoming Queen. Twice.
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2010, 12:36:05 PM »
Even if you take out the actress part of her, you have a pretty, seemingly smart and nice cheerleader who was elected Homecoming queen. How could this possibly be a surprise/unusual?
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