04-23-2017, 08:23 PM
Let me offer a different take. There are tons of former child/youth stars who end up dying early and the cause of death is supposedly drug abuse. I think some of this can be chalked up to some other form of abuse as a result of the human trafficking done by Disney, Nickelodean, the NCAA, the pageant racket, and the like.
Some people have healthy families and good support and don't fall victim to the nonsense they put these young people through, but most do not, and I feel like children should not be put in situations where they are forced to perform for adults who pay them a lot of money.
And this is no new phenomenon. It has been going on forever. It is documented in the films and tv shows they left behind. It is a freaking shame.