The Today Show had a follow-up story today on Patricia Krentcil (video is above), the 44 year-old New Jersey mom who is being investigated for child endangerment afterallegedly letting her five year-old use a tanning salon. Krentcil plead not guilty in court on Wednesday to the charges. She claimed that her daughter just accompanies her to the tanning salon and that she would never let the girl into a tanning bed. She’s free on bond until a follow up court appearance scheduled for June 4.
The original story first came out a couple of days ago, and the angle about the potential child neglect (which was essentially a non-story since the kid was never in the tanning bed according to Krentcil and the salon owner), was quickly surpassed by speculation about this lady’s face. She’s so brown she looks like an overdone turkey, and her voice is as raspy as a 70 year-old smoker. Well Krentcil has a message to all her haters, one that was significantly lubricated by the fifth of Smirnoff she apparently downed. Here’s what she said to a paparazzo asking her about the attention to this story. (This is in the video above. TMZ has a longer video with more slurring words of wisdom from this lady)
“There’s somebody out there my whole life that doesn’t like me because they’re jealous, they’re fat and they’re ugly.”
They’re also much more sober than she is that’s for sure.
After airing that priceless clip, the Today Show then went into a whole segment about how it’s dangerous to tan and you can get addicted to it. Many of you mentioned in our earlier story that you knew people who are or were “tanorexic,” which is a real thing. We’re looking at it.
A dermatologist interviewed on The Today Show said the obvious about people who get addicted to tanning. “Their skin begins to look prematurely aged. They look dark, they look leathery… they have lots of wrinkles. They look much older than their age.
The longterm skin cancer risk from UV radiation is not reversible.”
According to the Today Show, Krentcil’s membership in her local tanning salon has been revoked. You know she’ll just go to the place down the street.
Here’s an earlier follow-up video in which they show Krentcil in court. She uses bronzing gel too, right? It’s like she switched out the shoe polish for a more orange tone. Check out the lady giving her the side eye at :40.
Photo credit: Dan Callister, PacificCoastNews.com