Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen admits carrying a knife

The US star has been blasted over her latest claims, which come during a whistle-stop tour of the UK

Gossip Girl Taylor Momsen has been blasted over claims she owns a collection of knives, after revealing she carries a switchblade with her wherever she goes.

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The 16-year-old US star has been in the capital promoting her latest ventures – a clothing line with New Look and brand new band The Pretty Reckless.

But she hasn’t gone down too well in the UK, reportedly being taken off a live GMTV broadcast for swearing, and now owning up to an obsession with knives.

‘I have a knife collection. I have my favourite black knife with me all the time. It’s a switchblade,’ Taylor revealed in a recent interview.

‘It relaxes me to flick it. I close it and open it.

The teenage star admitted she had even taken one of her knives on a plane, after forgetting to take it out of her handbag.

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I flew from New York to Los Angeles and still had a couple of knives in my purse. I thought I took them all out but they got tucked up in the folds’ she said.

‘I took them through security, took them on the plane, opened my bag to get my wallet in LA and they fell out. I was like ‘holy s***’.’

And now the star has been blasted by anti-violence groups over her comments, which have been branded ‘warped’ and ‘appalling’ by campaigners.

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