THE GOLDEN COMPASS actress DAKOTA BLUE RICHARDS has been labelled an "inconsiderate yob" after the child star destroyed a neighbour's snowman.
The 13-year-old who appeared alongside Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman in last year's (07) big screen adaptation of Philip Pullman's cult novel, was criticised for flattening the icy figure near her home in East Sussex, England, this week (beg07Apr08).
Abe Restato, a newsagent who helped build the sculptures, was baffled as to why anyone would deliberately destroy his hard work.
He says, "We put our heart and soul into that snowman. Now I don't even want her autograph. She went from cool to very uncool in a very short space of time."
And neighbour John Conrad adds, "It seems kids today can't being inconsiderate yobs even if they are film stars."
Richards' spokesman has hit back at the comments, insisting the teenager did not mean to offend anyone, saying, "It was a game that obviously somewhere along the way went awry.
"It was not done with malicious intent at all."
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