1) A fan of one of the dumbest and inexplicably enduring bands ever, whose image of "real punks" is slightly more cartoon-ish than the Chipmunks' version of the same, and who have inspired more bad music and poor hygiene than the Grateful Dead
2) A poseur
A third possibility is that she's method acting in preparation for a role, much like that chick from Twilight was possibly doing when she was spotted sporting a Minor Threat t-shirt Comic Con. (She's playing Joan Jett in the upcoming Runaways biopic. Yes, I know it's an anachronism but I don't know if she knows.) However, I'm not entirely sure that Ms. Patridge has ever "acted" in anything. Perhaps I'm being too harsh. If one can simulate something resembling human emotion in a scripted pseudo-reality show, you've got to have some thespian skills.
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