Is it just me, or is the whole Britney Spears debacle really upsetting? I actually really feel terrible for her. It doesn’t matter who you are or what you have accomplished in this life… to see anybody have so many personal problems is absolutely crushing.
Not a day goes by that there isn’t something on the front of Yahoo or in the pages of a magazine chronicling the dark spiral that has become Britney. I’ve tried my best to ignore it, but it’s really hard to not watch. It’s that sudden jerk reaction when you see a car accident or a scary as hell movie – you want to turn away, but are compelled by some unknown instinct to keep watching. You don’t want to see, don’t want to watch what happens next, but you look anyway.
There are a million opinions on Britney: She’s a good parent given a bad rap/she’s a bad parent getting her due/she’s a lip synching performer showing her true lack of talent/she’s a brilliant performer using all the attention as a platform to stage a huge comeback… Whatever. The thing is, once you’ve seen a 1000 accidents or 1000 movies, you stop feeling the same urgency; it becomes part of the ordinary and therefore, really unspectacular. & that is the saddest part of all.