Kurt Cobain's daughter hosts party with a suicide theme

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It's hard to believe, but Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Courtney Love and the late Kurt Cobain is old enough to have had her Sweet Sixteen birthday party. Frances was only a toddler in 1994 when Cobain was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, which makes her "My Suicidal Sixteen" party theme all the more disturbing.

Frances' soiree, marking the "death of childhood," was held at the House of Blues in Los Angeles. Frances asked her guests to wear black or red and to participate in a "Who Looks the Most Dead" contest (prizes: "IPOD TOUCH and a $200 gift certificate to amoeba"). Guests were also warned that, due to House of Blues rules, bags would be searched at the door ("so don't be stupid and try to bring shit it do it b4 you get into the party if you have to and try to be stealth!"). Apparently, Frances can plan a party but cannot spell check her email invitation.

The party reportedly cost mom Courtney Love a whopping $323,000. Love arrived for the soiree in the dress Angelica Houston wore in the movie "The Addams Family." Ooooh classy.

Looking at her family tree, it's pretty amazing that France Bean has never made the news for drug abuse or mental health issues, so I'll give her a pass on hosting such a tacky themed party. Growing up with Courtney Love as a mom, a woman with a long history of drug abuse, it's not likely that Frances could count on her to step in and tell her what is inappropriate and what is acceptable.

Hopefully the Suicidal Sixteen party was just a dark humor joke and not a sign of what is to come for Frances Bean.

Is a suicide theme party appropriate for a teen?
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Eh, better than doing drugs in an alley.4563 (16.2%)

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