Is Britney Spears “Overprotected” By Her Fans?
Sidebar: The Shell earrings are clearly from a t-shirt store that sells Welcome to Florida magnets, and the necklace is obviously Mary Kate for Texaco Couture. Did Britney Spears spend all her money on Natty Light and Nappy weave?
Do you remember Britney Spears’s song Overprotected back in the day when she was still heavily controlled by her managers (before she became heavily controlled by substances)? If you haven’t, basically the song is about how sheltered she was in her youth. Then, do you remember when she shaved her head and went all Mary Poppins on some paparazzi? That is either proof that her managers had the right idea, or proof that you shouldn’t shelter a teen popstar, because as soon as they have a little freedom they will go ape-shit.
My theory is that Britney Spears stopped giving a shit a long time ago. Think about it- she walks out of the house wearing the ultimate fashion travesty-denim cutoff shorts and Uggs. She never spends more than $35 on weave. She doesn’t diet or eat right. She gives concerts so lackadaisical that Michael J. Fox has more rhythm. On X Factor, (which I absolutely love btw) she obviously has a stylist, but even with a professional trying to get her together she still looks like a Lousiana ex pageant queen that let herself go, and now sits on her Lazy Boy watching reruns of Toddlers & Tiaras while eating frosting with her fingers. Britney Spears became a millionaire when she was a teenager. She doesn’t give a fuck anymore, and has reverted back to the exact same person she would have been if she had never been famous. And I respect her for that.
But since she gives so few fucks, her fans have stepped in, and defended her personally. Do you remember that little mangina Chris Crocker with his “Leave Britney Alone” diatribe? (sidebar: he is actually hot now, which is some Twilight Zone, Lost, Clockwork Orange bullshit).
I am just saying.
Fans all over the world change their last names to Spears on Facebook and collect photos of her (mostly old photos if you notice). They defend her on message boards, social media sites, and in person. My roommate recently went on a date that visibly blanched every time someone mentioned Beyonce, because he was so obsessed with Britney. People treat her like she’s the village idiot-someone who doesn’t know any better and can’t stand up for herself. Gay guys get in fights over it. Its absolutely ridiculous because she CLEARLY doesn’t care anymore, so I don’t understand why her fans do.
All this is a result of Instagram. Sometimes, when I am watching shows I like to pause the TV just to see what kind of bat-shit faces I can catch people making (yes, sometimes I am even sober when I do this). I uploaded a picture of ole Britsy yesterday and received the comment below. I am in no way posting this to call this guy out (okay, maybe I am calling him out a little, but in fairness he hashtagged that I #needalife when his name is BryanJSpears) (Also, follow me in Instagram @gary_adrian_randall) but I want to point out how ridiculous Britney fans are that they think they need to defend her like she’s some charity case.
News Flash: Britney Spears is sitting in a fucking mansion right now on top of a four wheeler, smoking a Marlboro red, drinking a beer, and watching her kids mud wrestle in her jacuzzi. She doesn’t need your pity. She doesn’t need you to protect her. All she wants is to be left the fuck alone long enough to watch a marathon of “Deadliest Catch”.
I think she has earned that.