Ashley Tisdale’s book collection has sparked a massive online fight


For older millennials who have lived on the internet for more than 20 years, Ashley Tisdale is known as the style icon of the mid-2000s.

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of his legendary Princess Diary 2 red carpet looks:

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At its iconic Tiger Cruise to see:

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She did well at the time, and I seriously mean it!!

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But for some, Ashley is now that person who made her husband buy £400 to fill a shelf for one of those (already fake/staged) celebrity shoots.

Sooo, Ashley toured her home for Architectural Digest and her bookshelf sparked a huge debate about buying books as decor.

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It all started with this tweet:

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And then all hell fell apart.

This is the library in question, or “public enemy #1” for some:

In the clip, Ashley says, “These shelves, I have to be honest, didn’t have books on them a few days ago.”

“I asked my husband to go to a bookstore and I said, ‘You have to buy 400 books.'”

“Obviously my husband was like ‘we should be collecting books over time and putting them on the shelves. “And I was like ‘no, no, no NOT when AD come.'”

This made netizens very angry…

…for, uh, Ashley is buying books.

This person asked why Ashley didn’t fill the shelves slowly over time.

@sarahccaldwell Isn’t it fun to slowly fill a shelf with books over time? Or be like I have a shelf. I have money. Let’s buy copies of our favorite books to sniff, pet, read & love. We will fill the rest of the shelves with books that we think the other would like to read & talk about.

Twitter: @rattixempire1

This person said they don’t trust people who don’t stock their shelves.

@sarahccaldwell I’m not sure I trust people who haven’t filled every square inch of their shelves.

Twitter: @WickedRandom

Basically, the thread was a confusing mess…

Buuuut then the opinion changed and people were like, “What the fuck is going on, why are people mad at Ashley Tisdale for buying books?”

Twitter: @gamerharmonyJay

And like the WHO? Weeklyodcast said, hey, at least she was honest.

respect to Ashley Tisdale for her radical honesty here. she bought “400 books” to fill her empty shelves before AD arrived. (lots of celebrities do this…they just won’t admit it!)

Twitter: @whoweekly

But really, I think the overwhelming opinion is hey, good for her to support bookstores and authors.

The way people criticize Ashley Tisdale for…buying books?? Support authors and a bookstore??? Like who gives af if she read them, like I’ve read most of the books I own

Twitter: @wlwanningsquad

The thread got so wild that Ashley replied to the tweet:

@sarahccaldwell Let’s clear that up. There are some of my books over the years in there, but yeah, 36 shelves with 22 books that I didn’t have and any interior designer would have done the same. They do it all the time, I was just being honest about it.

Twitter: @ashleytisdale

So yes, that’s enough internet for the day.

Maybe this stuff was a bad idea.


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