It’s not Josh Hutcherson’s fault that while most of us spent our pre-teen years in DARE learning to resist teenage alcohol consumption, he was already working. At least that’s the excuse I’d give if I were him now that there’s photographic evidence the nineteen-year old star bought booze at a grocery store last week.
Yes, Josh boldly walked into a Ralph’s Grocery on April 18th and walked out with a $170 bottle of whiskey. No brown paper bag to hide the bottle from the paparazzi, no elaborate disguise to convince possible photographers he was just a Josh-look-a-like; a look-a-like comfortably past the legal drinking age.
Now the question remains, why a seemingly smart star who knows his every trip to CVS can be turned into a two page spread in Us Weekly would so blatantly break the law?
Some are speculating his whiskey run wasn’t made for fun, but instead was meant to be a form of political protest. He told TMZ recently, “I think the age to go to war is 18 … so I think the drinking age should be 18 as well.” Maybe letting his nineteen-year-old self buy alcohol then failing to wreak any havoc in the weeks after is meant to send a message to lawmakers that people 18-20 are responsible enough to legally drink? I think he should stick to fighting for LGBT rights and leave the legal drinking age issue to another celeb.
Photo: (NY Post)