I’ve always loved Tara Reid… and I think she gets a bad rap, for which I am partly responsible.
In 2004, I was doing overnights on a rock station in Washington, DC. This was around the time Tara suffered one of the most highly publicized ‘nip slips’ of all time on the red carpet, and in my infinite wisdom at 3AM on a Saturday, I made a joke about it. A joke that cost the radio station I worked for a pretty penny.
Tara had recently had breast augmentation, which was evidenced by the photos at her red carpet mishap, and I joked a national pizza chain (who shall remain nameless) was offering a Tara Reid special, where they took the pepperoni off of one pizza and sloppily affixed it to another pizza. As proof that karma exists, the pizza chain pulled thier commericals from my station, costing them thousands of dollars.
It was mean. I was an ignorant idiot for making fun of Tara. In reality, many people have done so since. Thus we fast forward to the present day, and I had the chance to chat with Tara to discuss her upcoming projects. There were a few subjects that they asked me not to bring up, which I abided by. Plastic surgery, weight issues in general, the passing of her parents. I’ve had plastic surgery, fitness issues, and both my parents are dead. So I understood.
She’s a good egg and we wish her well.