I find these girls amazingly creepy, and see them as creations of their nutjob mother rather than independent actors in their own right. If you want your adolescent daughters to provide wanking material for the Stormfront boys, I guess that's your choice, but in my humble opinion, it's a poor parenting decision.
Well, it turns out that the turmoil isn't over for the poor benighted, racist Gaetas.
After ABC first aired a story on Lynx and Lamb in October 2005, the music duo got worldwide attention, becoming fodder for television talk show hosts like Bill Maher and Joe Scarborough. The publicity evoked a lot of outrage and chatter on Internet message boards.
But no one claims to be more outraged than the girls' estranged father, Kris Lingelser.
"Do they know how many people out there will look at [them] and just go — I mean I get angry, just angry," Lingelser says. "And they don't deserve that anger. They don't deserve that hate. That's not them."
Lingelser, who says he is not a racist, also points the finger at the girls' mother. ABC News played him the girls' responses to interview questions, including the girls' statement that Adolf Hitler was "a great man" who "had a lot of good ideas."
"It's just horrible," Lingelser says. "How do I feel? I want it to stop. I want them to not say 'Heil Hitler.'"
And that's why Lingelser went back to court to try to regain custody, which he lost when he and April first divorced because, he admits, he had a problem with drugs.
"I had a drug issue, and you know, I was not always the most responsible parent," Lingelser says.
ABC News uncovered a troubling letter in which Lingelser threatened to kill April and the twins if she told police of his drug abuse.
No idea why a mother who pimps her daughters out as racist porn would be preferable as a parent to a guy who used to have a meth problem, but, as Thers noted, it probably has something to do with drugs and mandatory sentencing. The judge may not have had much choice in the matter.
Note, too, that this story copies word-for-word, paragraph-for-paragraph, the stories from last year about these two. Is this common in the news biz? Aren't you supposed to, you know, write a new story, even if it's on the same topic? (Both stories are uncredited productions of ABC News.) This would just annoy me as a writer, except that there's a serious edge here too: AOL is still not addressing the real meaning of the term "Prussian Blue," preferring, I suppose, the sunnier version in the band's press release. ("Well, I know they call themselves "Die Jews, Die," but their press release says it's German for "The Jews, The," and we believe them.") (with apologies to Sideshow Bob) That's just careless reporting: once the truth has been discovered--even by a (gasp!) blogger--there's no reason to keep repeating the lie.