Does "Tan Mom" Have More Than One Addiction?
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No one said being roasted doesn't come with a price. “Tanning Mom” Patricia Krentcil has once again ignited media attention—this time for getting so drunk at a comedy roast held in her honor that she was booted off the stage. The New Jersey mother of five first aroused a surge of criticism after she was accused of taking her five-year-old daughter to a tanning booth back in May. Last night, she seemed so sloshed on arrival at drag show/roast in Hell's Kitchen, New York, that she was unable to stand. “She showed up for the red carpet and fell over,” says one witness. “She then got up and tried to attack the drag queen.” On stage she didn't fare much better, incoherently cursing the audience and evidently unaware of her surroundings. “We asked her what she wanted to drink and she slurred 'I didn't put my kid in a tanning bed!'” says Bianca del Rio, one of the event's hosts. As if the crowd of witnesses weren't enough, someone thoughtfully posted a video of the episode on YouTube. After the first joke at her expense was fired off, Krentcil tried to retaliate—but event staff had planned ahead for a Tan Mom Meltdown: “We came up with a code word earlier. It was 'Christmas,'” says del Rio. “After about five minutes, we were just screaming 'Christmas,' and security came and took her out.”