Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Charlie Puth & Teen Charlotte Lawrence: The Worst Age-Gap Sexual Affair

In July of 2020, we wrote a post about the age-gap affair between, then, 27-year-old singer-songwriter Charlie Puth and, then, 18-year-old singer-songwriter and model Charlotte Lawrence. 

In the post, which was a book review of My Dark Vanessa, a student-teacher age-gap book, that Lawrence did on Instagram Live with Kaia Gerber, we learned, per Capital FM, "The UK's No.1 Hit Music Station", that Puth was the inspiration for Lawrence's "Everybody Loves You".

Here are some of the lyrics to "Everybody Loves You" from the alluringly titled Young:

I am so tired, I have to tame my mind before I get too frustrated
Can't go back in time to change in someone's eyes
That I was not something to play with
It's my body and I'm trying to hate you 'cause I want to
It's my body and I'm trying to while everybody loves you
It's my body and I'm trying to forgive you, I don't want to
It's my body and it hates you, why does everybody love you?
Why does everybody love you?
They don't know enough about you
Do they know that I regret you?
Do they know I shouldn't have to?
Why does everybody love you?
They don't know enough about you
Do they know that I regret you?
Do they know I shouldn't have to?
Charlotte Lawrence & Kaia Gerber 

Charlotte elaborated with Kaia that "Everybody Loves You" is about her, in hindsight, "inappropriate and traumatizing and bad" affair with Puth:

"I wrote the song about, you know, an experience I had that - that was inappropriate and traumatizing and bad. And for awhile I always justified it and always thought that I was being crazy and it was okay because, you know, he was so popular and cool. Everybody loved him, and it was amazing. And, I don't know. One day I just woke up, and I was like, "No, that wasn't okay."

Charlotte Lawrence & Charlie Puth 

However, Lawrence is missing the point. A "popular" and "cool" person whom "everybody loved", can be immensely attractive to anyone - regardless of the age difference.

Not to be outdone, Olivia Craighead posted on Gawker "Charlie Puth Cries Fat Tears [via “That’s Hilarious”] Over Teen [Charlotte Lawrence] Who Dumped Him" (3-25-2022). Craighead embedded a TikTok on Gawker where Puth said that “That’s Hilarious” is s song about his affair with Lawrence, which he described as "the worst year of his life". And he described their breakup as "the worst breakup of my life”. 

Once again, Craighead appears to make the common mistake of determining that the reason Puth and Lawrence had such a bad breakup was solely due to their age difference. If Puth were 19, his age, most likely, would not have been a suspect in the breakup. On the contrary, it would have been assumed that he and/or Lawrence were, say, jerks. But since there was an age-gap, it's, by default, assumed that the age difference was the culprit. 

Kaia Gerber (18) & Pete Davidson (26)

Lastly, not to be outdone, Kaia Gerber has had her share of on and off-screen age-gap affairs. 

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