This is real life, and it is more disturbing than that Onion piece from several years back about the discovery of the mummified corpse of “the real Michael Jackson” (pre-Jackson’s death, of course):
So sure — Britney was a lousy role model from the get-go, but g-ddamn if her syrupy exhibitionism wasn’t intoxicating for all the reasons it was destructive. Nobody asked you to take Britney Spears seriously, so it wasn’t a big deal to grow out of it. But looking back, I’d take the naive giddiness exhibited in Britney & Kevin:Chaotic over the muzzled detachment of I Am the Femme Fatale any day.
If only the outrage over a rehabilitated 29-year-old woman (who went nuts for a few years but had been way too sexy before that so clearly she required containment) becoming the personal and financial property of a man she never even liked was half as loud as the chorus that once proclaimed her sexual ‘antics’ as degrading to women.
I just recently realized that “Till the World Ends” was Britney - it’s totally generic, I assumed it was Ke$ha. But I had no idea the conservatorship was permanent. That’s terrifying.