Thursday, March 26, 2009

Look What Scholastic Did to Meg Cabot!

Ok so here is a passage from Princess Diaries #1

The Princess Diaries (The Princess Diaries, Book 1)

"My favorite CD right now is the latest Britney Spears, which I know is kinda dork, and I could never tell Lilly, but secretly I sort of want to be Britney Spears. Once I had a dream Iwas Britney, and I was performing in the auditorium at Albert Einstein and I had this little pink minidress on, and Josh Ritcher complimented me on it right before I went onstage. Isn't that an embarrassing thing to admit? The funny thing is while I know I could never tell Lilly about that  without her going all Freudian on me and telling me how the pink dress is a phallic symbol and and being Britney signifies my low self esteem."



But in the Princess Diaries Collection (1 - 3 in one book) they have removed the Britney references from that paragraph (they did forget one).


They have this on page 167 - 168:

"My favorite CD right now is the latest Hillary Duff, which I know is kinda dork, and I could never tell Lilly, but secretly I sort of want to be Hillary Duff. Once I had a dream Iwas Hillary, and I was performing in the auditorium at Albert Einstein and I had this little pink minidress on, and Josh Ritcher complimented me on it right before I went onstage. Isn't that an embarrassing thing to admit? The funny thing is while I know I could never tell Lilly about that  without her going all Freudian on me and telling me how the pink dress is a phallic symbol and and being Britney signifies my low self esteem."

I really hate when publishers modernize things. Meg Cabot isn't even out of date. Neither is Britney Spears. They didn't even do a good job (the next page it's Britney again). This is really upsetting.

Not sure whether this bothers anyone else or it's just my pet peeve.

10 comments:

  1. They didn't!

    I really don't know why they modernized it from Britney Spears to Hillary Duff anyways because, no offense, Hillary Duff isn't really popular right now.

    Nice job catching that!

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  2. If you are going to do see it through at least. Do they think readers don't notice that kind of thing?

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  3. Iryna: I definitely agree. Thats Britney's spot ^_^

    Christina: I don't know, but I emailed them ^_^ wont do much but they really shouldn't do that.

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  4. That's dumb! I haven't seen the Princess Diaries Collection, but if I read that part, it would definitely annoy me.

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  5. As long as they dont get Judy Blume <3

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  6. Good catch. It sure is distracting to see such obvious mistakes. I prefer the Britney references instead of Hillary.

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