Yesterday we were shocked to discover Scout Willis‘ secret Twitter account @BougPunk, where she nastily dissed her fellow Brown students and hurled unbelievable vitriol at her famous parents and cushy Hollywood upbringing. But once news of the foul-mouthed Twitter spread through gossip sites, Scout went into the same kind of embarrassed nosedive as any kid her age caught acting out on social media.
It was a meeker Scout who quietly deleted the @BougPunk account and reached out to IvyGate, the Ivy League blog that broke the story on March 7. However, the nature in which she addressed the story was strange: She left them a “breathless” voicemail asking them to call her; when they stopped playing phone tag, she said that she was giving “no comment” because they “had already made enough assumptions for today.”
It sounds like Scout is scrabbling to get back on higher footing, but no one is taking her seriously now that her dirty laundry’s been aired. I didn’t catch how many followers Scout had before deleting her account, but she must have known that people would put two and two together, especially since she linked to her YouTube and MyStyleU pages as well as posting photos of herself and Terry Richardson. She must have anticipated that people would seek her out; in fact, up until a few hours ago she seemed proud of her hard-partying lifestyle.
Commenter Unimpressed Brown ’13 ragged on IvyGate and claimed that the @BougPunk Twitter was part of a final project last semester, where students were instructed to publish a piece of satire. We doubt that this class actually exists, partly because of the wonky timeline but mostly because if it did, you know that James Franco would have enrolled just to take it and blogs would have posted about it. Could the commenter have been Scout in a last-ditch attempt at credibility? No, I’m just kidding.
It’s laughable that the moral of this story is the same as recent college graduates who are befuddled as to why potential employers turn them down after thumbing through their Facebooks: Kids don’t seem to grasp that this bragging is all public and incredibly damning. And now that we know that it was Scout posting about cum-stained sheets and nights spent taking MDMA, she’s suddenly shy about shooting her mouth off. In that way, Scout is like any other rash, thoughtless 21-year-old. Which is what she wanted, right?