Raccoon McPantless: “I quit acting, actually. I quit Gossip Girl.”


It’s been too long since we had a story about our beloved Raccoon McPantless. She’s still pantless, obviously, and she’s still applying her eye makeup with a shovel, of course. She’s also decided to officially end her acting career at the ripe old age of 17. She’s done all she can do, people! It’s now time for the Raccoon McPantless Music Moment. Raccoon has a new interview in Elle Mag where she discusses her old career, her new career, and how it’s hard out there for a raccoon:

Dressing for her first concert in Japan, in the summer: “Um…I don’t think we do anything differently. I wore a dress that’s made out of straps [laughs while pointing at her outfit]. I actually don’t know [where I got it], I found it at a little boutique in London. Honestly, most of my clothes I’ve had for a long time, or a lot of it is vintage and I modify it and change it. So I kind of wear the same things over and over, variations of them. Along the way [on tour I might] buy something cool; if not, I’ve got a plethora of versions of the same things.” Momsen also says she’s wearing “stripper boots.”

Beauty essentials for the road trips: “I tend not to bring a lot. [Just] a lot of black eyeshadow, and dry shampoo because a lot of the time you don’t have time to wash your hair or shower, it’s very chaotic. So black eyeshadow and dry shampoo and I’m good to go. I love the Bed Head black eyeshadow. If I can’t find it, whatever works, whatever is the blackest eyeshadow I can find.”

On what she loves more, writing, recording, or performing music: “I love it all. They’re all very different: Writing is a very tortuous process, but, you know, I would say one of the most rewarding at the end; I love recording, it’s a completely different mindset from being on tour. But anytime you have an opportunity to play music, whether it’s in the studio or on the road, it’s the best thing in the world.”

On her acting career: “I quit acting, actually. I quit Gossip Girl and now tour and am in a band and that’s pretty much all I want to do. Hopefully I’ll be able to only do that for the rest of my life.”

[From Elle]

Raccoon didn’t sound so desperately try-hard in this interview, so I have some small hopes that she’s maturing now that she’s actually doing what she loves. Her withdrawal from the acting profession won’t be missed, I don’t think, and it’s obvious her heart and mind are with music now, so God bless. One thing, though: I don’t think she “quit” Gossip Girl. She was suspended indefinitely, and then fired. For cause.

Also: she likes “Bed Head” black eye shadow. I didn’t know Agent Bedhead had her own Raccoon brand! (JK).



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. brin says:

    Is it McPantless or McPointless?

  2. constance says:

    McPointless. Agreed brin.

    I can’t believe how gross her teeth are! That second picture looks like she hasn’t brushed in days. You can see the textured buildup.

    She’s not attractive at all. It’s very sad for a girl that young.

  3. Jillian says:

    She’s a disgrace. I hate that she’s become a poster “metal chick” because I’m an actual metal chick and I dress like a nun compared to her. Seriously, are jeans so bad?

  4. the original bellaluna says:

    @ brin – I think it’s both! 😀 *waving*

  5. MK says:

    She’s such a messed up kid. I hope it works out alright for her.

    What drives me crazy is that she is naturally very beautiful, great skin, great features, great smile, but she seems intent on negating her looks with ridiculous makeup and bleached out hair. It’s like a crime against great (physical) genes. Maybe that’s the point- to stick it to her parents? Oh well, she’s still a kid. Hopefully she’ll come around by 25.

  6. Liamarie says:

    agreed Jillian. I’m a metal chick, too, and I don’t dress anything close to that.

    Oh, and she didn’t quit GG, she was fired. Revisionist history does one no favors in the end.

  7. jover says:

    Beautiful mcpointless now if she could only quit music it would be a small improvement for pop culture in general. I still want to know who would pay good money to see this sctick?

  8. Danziger says:

    IT’s like her natural hair isn’t growing. You’d think that by now she could’ve given up extensions, but no.

  9. Skinnybetch says:

    Their music is actually good & she is such a pretty girl. Too bad she covers it up with shit clothes and buckets of makeup.

  10. danielle says:

    I’ve actually heard from some people that her band is good. Anyway, best of luck to her, she def. didn’t seem happy acting.

  11. The Other Katherine says:

    Don’t care for Taylor Momsen — trying WAAAYYYYY too hard — but not sure what Constance means about her teeth being “gross.” They look like normal, straight, healthy teeth that haven’t been veneered or whitened to the standard creepy / Hollywood / blinding white. I hate this idea that the natural color of ordinary teeth is now deemed disgusting.

  12. Turtle Dove says:

    Something tells me they contractually quit her, not the other way around.

    I’m not sure what makes her more dumb –
    1) the fact that she didn’t appreciate what she had with GG and acting (even if it is a silly show)
    2) that she tossed it away for a singing career (she’s not a talent in this department)
    3) she thinks this look is edgy (it’s not; if people can’t relate to you then your career is dead in the water. X-tina… case in point)
    4) she thinks she’ll still be relevant…

    When you look this trashy at 17, where does your career go from here?

  13. TQB says:

    soooo… funny story: my husband and I share an iTunes account, but the receipts come to my email. I got a receipt for the Pretty Reckless album and immediately went in, changed our password and alerted Apple that our account had been hacked, etc.

    As it turns out, the Mr. bought the album. I guess they had a song or two on the Kick Ass soundtrack.

    He’s appropriately mortified. But, I guess they’re good enough that a dude who didn’t know she was a 17 year old pantsless wonder buys their album after hearing it in a movie?

  14. Skins says:

    Her band is good. She is doing her thing. Whats the problem?

  15. Annie says:

    I love that she mentions her eye shadow brand as if everyone is dying to emulate her. And I get using dry shampoo, but she seems to have quit brushing her teeth, and she doesn’t have time for a shower? I wouldn’t want to be downwind from her.

  16. Shalom says:

    Another child whore.

  17. AcesHigh says:

    Hmm, I guess she’s getting over her grunge thing and trying to be a poser with metal now. Kinda cringe every time I see her in a Metallica shirt. But… I guess what’s even worse is she actually believes that her music is rock. v.v”

  18. Cherry Rose says:

    Poor thing. No one is paying attention to her now that she’s 18 and the underage jailbait gimmick is over.

    And she needs to be thanking her lucky stars she was on Gossip Girl. Because otherwise, she’d have never made it in music nor would anyone pay her any attention.

  19. VeneficA Delirium says:

    This girl is such a poser.

    Yeah, um, there’s nothing quite as metal as being on Gossip Girl and attending Justin Bieber’s movie premiere. So hardcore.

    And her music sounds like every other manufactured female-fronted rock/radio metal band that already exists. No self-respecting metalhead would listen to her band because first of all it’s lame and second of all her band’s gimmick is her having played Cindy Lou Who and Whatshertits in Gossip Girl, which is pretty much a stigma to the metal community. (Then again, Lady Gag is “sooo kvlt” these days, so I’m not sure if that argument holds much water. However, I did say “self-respecting”, which I’m sure would heckle them both off stage.)

    Taylor Momsen can trowel on the corpsepaint, cover herself in goat’s blood, and vomit on the bible and I’d still make fun of her because her band is lame.

  20. SashaVice says:

    I am the type of person who would normally actively hate this girl.

    I like her though, she seems like her heart is in rock and roll. Get it, Taylor.

  21. jover says:

    Fine post veneficadelirium. Why do characters like these insist on having a “music” career. Mcpointless should be thankful she’s made a mint by 18 forget this nonsense go back to school and leave music to real musicians. Btw, did the label pick her bandmates – twice her age – and how “real” is that? Who is her fanbase GG types. I don’t think this is going to turn out well since her one schtick as cherry rose commented is no longer valid.

  22. Nikki Girl says:

    Does her band have any fans? I mean, seriously?

  23. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Who knows? Jenny Lewis pulled it off.

  24. jaschintaz says:

    Check this video ad of her (and some other famous Japanese girls) for the purse brand Samantha Thavasa.


    She looks like crap. And is STILL pantless…i cant believe it! It doesnt gel with the image of the ad at ALL. Im amazed the stylist didnt insist she wore pants…