Sep 14 2007

I Don’t Get It.

I don’t have tv. I mean, I have A tv on which to watch netflix and such, but we don’t get any channels. Not a one. Unless you count snow.

So I didn’t see Britney and knew nothing about the VMAs until WELL after the rest of the world probably. Until yesterday when I caught the video here on the good ol’ internets.

And I started thinking: that’s FAT? Seriously? I mean, if she’s fat, then I’m OBESE. But I’m NOT obese; in fact, not even overweight according to my BMI. How in the world could anyone think that Britney is fat?

I’m not a Britney fan. I never have been. I’ve never found her to be especially attractive and I still don’t. The biggest problem with her performance (which I watched without sound- a surreal experience, let me tell you) was that she looked like a scared and awkward teenager pretending to have it all together. It was totally uncomfortable. Even the audience looked uncomfortable and confused. I’ve read that people were even laughing at her, but I didn’t hear it so I don’t know. She also got seriously bad advice from a member of her entourage who must have convinced her that she really did look hott in those undies, which she doesn’t, but not because she’s fat, which she isn’t. Honestly- I was glued to the screen looking for jiggles and, besides those associated with her being a WOMAN, they just aren’t there!

Others have written about this better than I have: Her Bad Mother and Rock Star Mommy, to name two.

To summarize: Britney=Crazy? Probably Yes. Britney=Fat? Hell no. Media=Really Sick and Dangerous? Hell Fucking Yes.


  • By ticknart, September 14, 2007 @ 12:28 pm

    Monday, the supervisor came over to me to ask what I thought of Britney at the VMAs. (Not totally out of the blue since she knows I tend to be a pop culture junkie.) I hadn’t watched it so she proceeded to tell me how bad the performance was and then tole me how fat Britney was looking for the next ten minutes.

    ‘Course I watched it when I was finally alone at my desk. I thought the performance looked unrehearsed and unprofessional. She’s danced (and lip synced) much better in the past. But I didn’t get the fat comment. Sure, she’s not hyper thin like she used to be, but she’s not fat.

    I wish I understood where it all came from.

  • By heels, September 14, 2007 @ 1:24 pm

    J- That leaves me to wonder what your supervisor looks like if she’s in a position to judge Britney.

  • By ticknart, September 14, 2007 @ 2:17 pm

    I think she’s in her early-40s. Very thin, with (probably) fake boobs. She spent too much time in the sun when she was younger and her skin looks a little more leathery than any 40-something should.

  • By anne at, September 15, 2007 @ 10:23 pm

    I’ve almost come full circle on the Britney Snaffu – maybe she’s crazy like a fox with all this buzz. A fox in ill fitting underwear.

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