Call me a skeptic, but I’m not sure how much of a good idea doling out your innermost secrets to a celebrity is just because they ask you to. But Hayden Panettiere has gone ahead and asked us to anyway for her upcoming teen comedy I Love You, Beth Cooper, in which a nerdy kid confesses his love for the popular girl (Panettiere) in front of the whole school. She, in turn, shows him the night of his life. Because, as we all remember, high school was totally cool and forgiving. Nevertheless, the “Moment of Truth” campaign has people coming out in droves to upload videos of themselves confessing some pretty juicy tidbits about themselves. Everything from revealing crushes to ‘fessing up their worst fibs has become fair game on the movie’s website. Some people will even be “lucky” enough to have their spot played on national television. Heck, even Hayden herself was willing to dish out her own dirt (see below).
To be honest, I’ve always found PostSecret fascinating, but my unwavering fear that someone would recognize my handwriting made me wonder where people found the courage to even do it. And with the growing popularity of embarrassing confessional sites like FML and Texts From Last Night, it shouldn’t be such a big surprise that people are more than willing to share their…lesser moments with the world. But putting it on video really redefines “putting it all out there,” no? Or are these online confessions way more therapeutic than I’m giving them credit for? What do you think, PopWatchers? Would you tell Hayden or another celeb your stories, or are you taking them to the grave?