Hilary Duff is slamming Ballast Books for its plans to launch Aaron Carter’s unfinished memoir within the wake of his dying. “It is actually unhappy that inside per week of Aaron’s dying, there is a writer that appears to be recklessly pushing a ebook out to capitalize on this tragedy with out taking applicable time or care to reality examine the validity of his work,” Duff mentioned in an announcement to POPSUGAR. “To water down Aaron’s life story to what appears to be unverified click-bait for revenue is disgusting. By no means do I condone shedding any gentle on what’s so clearly an uninformed, heartless, cash seize.”
Carter was discovered lifeless in his house in Lancaster, CA, on Nov. 5. He was 34 years outdated. Following his dying, the ebook writer revealed it will be shifting ahead with the memoir, titled “Aaron Carter: An Incomplete Story of an Incomplete Life,” although it wasn’t completed.
Alongside a photograph of creator Andy Symonds and the late singer, Ballast Books wrote on Instagram on Nov. 6: “Aaron Carter was a form, mild, gifted soul not with out his demons. He was so enthusiastic about telling his story, and we labored many hours on his ebook. Sadly, we’ll by no means have an opportunity to complete it. I really feel I owe it to him to launch the components we did full throughout sporadic work over 3 + years. This picture was taken the day of our first interview, once I spent a great eight hours with him on his sofa speaking about the whole lot from little one stardom to Michael Jackson whereas he smoked weed nonstop. Relaxation In Peace my dude.”
Whereas reps for Ballast Books and Carter’s administration firm, Massive Umbrella Administration, didn’t instantly reply to POPSUGAR’s request for remark, Massive Umbrella Administration thanked Duff for talking out in an announcement shared with the New York Publish on Nov. 10. “We as Aaron’s administration want to thank Hilary Duff for her assertion relating to the ebook that’s set to be launched,” Massive Umbrella Administration’s Taylor Helgeson instructed the publication.
“Within the few brief days following our expensive buddy’s passing we have now been attempting to grieve and course of whereas concurrently having to cope with obscenely disrespectful and unauthorized releases, together with an album titled ‘Blacklisted,’ a single titled ‘Currently,’ and now a ebook.”
Helgeson continued: “This can be a time for mourning and reflection not heartless cash grabs and a focus looking for. We’d ask the events accountable to take away the aforementioned content material and that no additional content material be launched with out approval from his household, mates, and associates.”
Duff famously dated Carter within the 2000s, after they have been each solely 13 years outdated. In an Instagram tribute to him on Nov. 6, Duff wrote, “For Aaron — I am deeply sorry that life was so exhausting for you and that you simply needed to wrestle in-front of the entire world. You had a attraction that was completely effervescent . . . boy did my teenage self love you deeply. Sending like to your loved ones presently. Relaxation simple.”