Very interesting that the parents were dealing with that stuff initially. Do you think them being so closely involved with the girls at the beginning is one of the causes behind all the tension and conflict that ended up occurring?
actually yeah good point i was going to write about this then i forgot. Yes I think so. That was the first thought that went through my head when I saw the parents’ names on the initial partnership. Also when I saw Ally listed at the top it made me realise that there was 100% a reason why they decided to put an 18 year old in the band. Im sure that there is some business/legal stuff that is made easier because of Ally being legal when they were formed.
But yeah with the parents I definitely think it is important to remember that they were heavily involved to the point where they would have been able to make important business/financial decisions for the girls. And this is basically their livelihood - some of them have given up jobs and being with their family in order to be with their kids. Where there is scarcity there is competition, so you can imagine that in an environment where the girls were getting financially screwed over and put in debt, any kind of opportunities for one family to make a better living would likely have caused business conflict. There are literally so many things in terms of financial matters that might have happened that may have caused conflict between the families. It’s inherently a very messy situation. That’s why it sometimes pissed me off that people interpret parents being extra as being reflective of the girls’ intimate relationships with each other. I think there may well have been conflict between the families over business matters, but this is definitely not necessarily reflective of how the girls are on a more personal level, if that makes sense.