..Or as I prefer to call it, Weekend at Britney's.
Britney's "performance" in San Francisco aired this morning on GMA and I was horrified. This was just as bad at Gimme More, but no one seems to see it!! Everyone is looking on in adoration!! What the fuck is wrong with you people.
She's sleepwalking!! Lazy lipsycning, lazy dance moves, empty lyrics. I don't understand why everyone is eating this shit up. To me, this is worse and more maddening than Gimme More. We were all rooting for her at that performance, but it was bad and everyone felt sad about it. Well, this one is just as bad but for some reason she's getting acclaim from every angle and more loving fans than ever before.
WTF. This personally pisses me off because when she was making GOOD pop music, I was with her when I feel like most people would rather bash her. I defended her tirelessly and always supported her. And that was when her music was good, from a pop standpoint.
And NOW! Her music is less her and shittier than EVER and everyone is rushing to support her, just as I'm stepping away! Just when it finally becomes trendy to be a Brit fan and supporter, I can't take anymore.
What is wrong with people these days? It's the same as all this Charlie Sheen business. The more out of it, bigger hot mess a celebrity is, the more the public exalts them. But the celeb has to think they actually have it together. In her 2006/2007 meltdown, she knew she was in a bad way, and it was all very sad. A lot of people laughed at her head shaving, pink wig wearing, Adanan-galavanting business but I stuck with her and had faith she'd come out of it.
NOW she's just as bad but no one's told her. She thinks she's the shit right now, just like Charlie Sheen. She thinks she's actually the pop star she once was. She's nothing right now. She's pathetic.
Listen. I stood with her because I loved her music and most all pop music. And she was the reigning queen. I thought, "She's the most iconic female pop star of my generation, this is as good as it's gonne get, stick with her". Well, times have changed.
Along comes Lady Gaga. The perfectly crafted pop machine. She never breaks character. You'll never see her in sweats taking out her garbage, or running barefoot through a gas station. She respects her fans that much, to present them with the purest most perfect form of a pop star. She never wants to break the illusion. She gives us her best self every day, with her outfits, with her thoughtful answers to interview questions, by singing LIVE at her concerts, interacting with fans in the audience, writing all her own songs, playing the piano and the synth for her songs, making her own beats, giving her all to every choreographed move. Everything Britney doesn't do.
Britney was like an old long term boyfriend you stay with because you think you won't find anything better. I was in that relationship 10 years, towards the end thinking I should just settle for this, keep defending her and be happy because that's the best I was gonna find.
Flash forward 2 years and I've met someone new. A 10 in every way! Like a guy with good looks, from a great family, great job, money, treats me like a princess, and everything else I want but thought I couldn't find in one person.
Lady Gaga has raised the bar for pop music expectations but no one told Britney. She's still functioning at the lowest level and people are still willing to accept that I guess.
She's DEAD. She'll never be what she once was. She climaxed with In the Zone and the following Onyx Hotel tour. And it was all down from there. Shortly after, she got married in Vegas, had it annulled, then met K.fed and the rest is history.
But! Smart marketers, producers and everyone around her know her fans are like blind mice who have no sense of objectivity when it comes to her music, performances, public image, etc. If they want her to have a comeback, God damn it, she's going to have one and they'll eat it up no matter how terrible it tastes.
So, to everyone around Britney-Keep parading her dead body around, acting like she's actually singing, dancing, making music, doing SOMETHING for her fans. Act like she's got it together and putting in some kind of effort.
And to the fans- Have fun staying in your dead relationship with her. She's giving nothing and you're settling for less. But whatever floats your boat.