Saturday, April 20, 2024

Britney Spears Abdicates All Responsibility for Her Life in New Book: Song of a Victim, Bystander


Britney Spears takes no responsibility for her own life in her book, coming on Tuesday.

According to reports from press releases, everything has happened to her. She had no control over it.

Justin Timberlake got her pregnant, then forced her to have an abortion. She had nothing to do with it. Her conservatorship was foisted on her and she had no recourse. She was drunk when she shaved her head, she forgot to wear underpants for the photographers, and so on. She didn’t even know about #Free Britney until a rehab nurse told her.

She says she’s lost her love for performing. But nearly every day she appears on Instagram dancing like a stripper in almost no clothes. She says she can’t write music anymore even thought she never wrote any– this is a fantasy. Her songs such as they are, were all written by other people.

Look, I have sympathy for her. She got a raw deal from her father, who was trying to help her not blow all her money while living a 24 hour nervous breakdown. But this “poor me” business isn’t going to fly unless people buy into it. Any 18 year old guy who is told his 17 year old girlfriend is pregnant is reasonable asking for an abortion. No one is ready to be a parent at that age. And let’s not forget, the children Britney had later on are not being raised by her.

Both Britney and Jada Pinkett Smith are celebrating Festivus, airing all their grievances, shooting blame like pellets from a BB gun. Don’t we have bigger, more important problems right now?

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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