Ashley Benson, one of the stars of the hit television show "Pretty Little Liars" has made herself the subject of controversy because of her recent clothing choice and social media comments during the media's focus on the death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman from a drug overdose.
Ashley Benson is known throughout Hollywood as a very talented actress who is also a style maven and is very outspoken about her stance against drugs because of how it has affected members of her immediate family. Shortly after the death of actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman became public she "tweeted" a message through her Twitter account about not using drugs and also linked a story about the dangers of drugs. However, many within the entertainment industry feel that her next step might have gone a bit too far and wonder if she was trying to attract some attention to herself and her television show.
After sending out her anti-drug tweet on social media Ashley Benson was pictured walking around West Hollywood in a black shirt with the words "DJ Heroin" on the front. This picture predictably went viral on the Internet but some television and movie insiders wonder if she has made a mistake with this decision. The individual whom she is gaining attention from was a very well respected actor within Hollywood and many wonder what is her objective. Initially, her fans and the media could understand the stance against drugs but then to wear a shirt that sends a completely different message and makes many people within Hollywood wonder if she was attempting a Madonna/Lady Gaga public relations move which backfired.
Hollywood producers and directors are hoping that Ashley Benson realizes that she is a superior acting talent and that she does not need to bring attention to herself through public relation stunts which unfortunately did not leave her looking as the beautiful and accomplished actress that she is.