Britney the lard ass, sex pot.

I have been pondering this whole Britney Spears saga since her painful performance at the MTV awards a few weeks back. The entire discussion of her being a lard ass was so beyond my comprehension, I didn’t feel a need to discuss it.  

But stumbling on her new video “Gimme More” this morning, featuring Britney humping a mirror, put me completely over the edge. 

The name of the song is slutty. 

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The first words uttered are “it’s Britney bitch.”

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The video looks like it was shot is some rat hole strip joint.

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And Britney….well, it ain’t pretty.

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“Gimme More” Strip Show Video

May I ask that the hell is going on here?

We have a young woman, reportedly with a drug problem, being totally and completely exploited for her sexuality, and we are all just watching the collapse of this human being, salivating.

I am not a prude, but c’mon already. Did she really need a video, shot in a strip joint, moaning & humping in all out hooker garb?!

Here’s the kicker: The song is topping the charts. We are one classy society people.

Here’s the questions I have for you:

1 What makes a woman want to flaunt herself in this manner (drugs aside)?

I realize I was never really cut out to be a model. I was totally embarrassed to give the camera sexy, pursed looks.  It just felt weird and silly to me. I recall my agent telling me I needed to be more sexy, at 16 mind you, and coaching in his ugly french accent “you have to make them want you.”

Want me for what? Rape? Porn? Bondage?

2) What is this video expressing to young women?

Same old crap, use your body cause its all you got. This is why you are on the earth girls. Got it, flaunt it. Sex is all that matters.

What happened to modesty? What happened to grace and class?

3) What does this say about us?

We are a country totally and completely obsessed with celebrity and fame. We chase these stars unto the ground, waiting for them to crack, and when they do we live and breath their pain.

We wish we were them. We starve, nip and tuck ourselves to be them.

I’ll let you in on a little secret…..they hate themselves, we hate ourselves, and the world goes round and round.  Nuts. The whole thing is totally nuts, and I don’t want any part of it.

Britney, bless your heart child. I hope you find your way,

-mamaV

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28 Responses to Britney the lard ass, sex pot.

  1. missresilient says:

    It’s sad the insensitivity we have toward her, especially now. When it comes down to it, she’s a person too. If our cousin, sister, friend, etc was behaving like this, we’d be concerned, not poking fun at her. She’s got a serious problem–whatever it is. I’m not defending her or saying we should look the other way, but enough already.

  2. Guest says:

    Britney is like this already a long time ago. I believe at first she was different, more childish, when she first started, but it’s been a long time she is all this. She’s not that talented, and all she does, is sex sex sex, that’s all there is to her. Whatever people, just stop paing attention to her, already, she was doing that before she gave virth, she is doing this now, and she’ll keep doing this. It’s really sad,that that’s the only thing a lot of artist do today…

  3. Josie says:

    I feel awful for her.
    The rumours say she’s bulimic and bipolar which would explain things completely. If so, then all this attention and whatever is just going to make it a hundred times worse.

    Our culture is so… sexified. Okay i coin that term if it’s not been used already. Completely obsessed with it. And fair enough really, it’s central to our existence, but our culture is only interested in the erotic pleasure principle, not procreation.
    We shouldn’t want to go back in time, because though things weren’t so sexified then, there were other problems.

    I have basically absolutely no interest in sex whatsoever. I don’t know what aspect of my psychiatric makeup caused that, but whatever. It means i can look on completely objectively and see how ridiculus it really is.
    I took to wearing mens t-shirts when i was gaining weight for recovery. It really made me realise how women are supposed to wear ridiculusly tight clothing to look sexy, and how you get treated so differently if you don’t. Tight clothes don’t exactly help with body image and weight issues either … no wonder teenage boys with their baggy clothes are 10x less likely to get anorexia or bulimia.

  4. MC says:

    I agree completely with your thoughts. The whole spectacle is sickening. Its all part and parcel of the pornification of our society. And I’m no prude either! For pity’s sake enough is enough already. Perhaps Britney does have a psychological disorder but I suspect she is acting out an adolesence she never had. She ‘s spent her whole life working and yes she has benefited but so have myriad others. The woman is angry. Its ooozing from her being. Some of it is individual to who she is but I suspect on some level she is acting out for all of us who are fed UP!

  5. Elle says:

    Skipping right past britany…

    Women are being taught everyday that the only thing we are good for is lookin good. Our intellegence is down played, our athletic skills are downplayed, our ideas are downplayed. I think back to the Southpark episode “Dirty Skanky Whore Video Play-set” which basically shows the disqusting reality of how we treat even our youngest girls and the role models they have. These same thought are thought to our boys who then expect nothing but sex from women.

    Back to Britany. She has never been praised for anything other than her looks and performance abilities. This doesn’t even imply talent, just the ability to be molded for performance. I wish dearly that this girl would realize that she has more power than the managers and ranglers that are making millions off her. I don’t think she has bipolar or even depression. Not clinically at least. She has good reason to be upset, angry, and depressed. I think more than anything, she has never been given a chance to grow into a full person.

    Maybe I’m just a big sap, but I often find myself just wanting to give Britany a big hug and let her cry. I always get this sense from her that she is on the verge of tears.

  6. Elle says:

    One of the wall comment:

    I think Britany looks far better as a brunette. Does anyone else agree?

  7. mamavision says:

    Hi Sass: Actually, I think her body looks great. Just wanted to point this out since this is a community of eating disordered women, and personally I think she has a great bod.

    The fact that they called her every name in the book about her weight was a joke and it was just cruel.

    It’s situations like this that create the disordered view of body image and I am fighting so hard to correct.

    Honestly, how many of you believe Britney is overweight?
    -mamaV

  8. mamavision says:

    One more thing, do you know what bothers me the most about this? In the very beginning of the video, she speaks the words “It’s Brittney bitch.”

    I mean what the heck is that supposed to be, kind of like a home girl, tough attitude? There was actually a music producer writing this and pushing this, because this is what society deems as cool?

    I don’t think its cool to talk like this. I think it sounds ignorant and just, well, trashy.

    What is the deal with this type of attitude talk? Am I just too old to get this girls or what?
    -mamaV

  9. Vanessa says:

    hmmm… how old are you again? because i’m almost 30 and that shit don’t bother me none, yo. you gots to get with the times, motherfucker!

  10. Sarah says:

    hahah vanessa i love you. ok soo
    1) i’m sorry but i love that song and its my ring tone
    2) mamaV my dad works for a magazine company and is always bringing trash mags home to me. Today he broght one.. in touch maybe but i forget and can check later.. with before and after pictures of angelina jolie “before and after” and how she’s gained 10 pounds and there are pregnancy rumors. it sickened me. angelina jolie is my role model, and she just looked sad. if anyone,ANYONE, ever even slightly mentioned, let alone on a national magazine cover, that i had gained an OUNCE i would not eat until they put a feeding tube in me. its sad. so sad.

    mostly though, i feel awful for britney’s babies. britney’s just a kid herself!!

  11. Michelle says:

    did you know that she was on the news the other day saying she doesn’t understand why people see her as a sex symbol?

    I hate society.

  12. Elle says:

    I have to say the “It’s Brittney, bitch” doesn’t sell to me. I don’t really get it. I mean, I understand the reference to pop culture but I barely understand what kind of attitude this is suppose to present. If it’s suppose to be like, “I don’t give a f-ck” sort of attitude it seems to me she is saying it to the wrong person: bitch, which implies women. The entire video is mostly her with herself as other women or other women looking on. I don’t get it. It’s very anti-feminist to me.

    Besides, it’s obvious that the “I don’t care what you think attitude” only extends as far as her panties or lack there of. She cares tremendously what others think. That’s all she ever had and all the worth anyone ever allowed her to have. She was raised in a career that depends entirely what others think of her far more so than any other career and this is the results. Frankly, the whole attitude she or her managers are trying to sell, I’m not buying.

    I don’t think Brittney is fat. All that talk is just more evidence of the strict beauty standards all women are faced with everyday.

  13. anonymousfae says:

    i remember when my grandma told me i could get a cd- which would be my first ever one and guess what it was… britney spears’ first album. I knew every move to her dance to one more time (as did my seven year old sister). I agree with Mama that she has an awesome body. I feel bad for her, she grew up in the spotlight as the one all the girls wanted to be and the one all the boys wanted…
    no wonder she’s the way she is…

  14. Josie says:

    I think Britney is a ‘healthy/normal’ weight. She looks okay, just not at the celebrity standard she’s ‘supposed’ to aspire to.

    The “It’s Britney bitch” thing … it sounds like she’s trying to match her matcho sexy attitude, because apparently men are supposed to find that kindof attitude attractive (but i’m almost definitely sure most don’t). Her old music and ‘look’ was of that attitude too, like think of “hit me baby one more time” and so on.
    She’s far from a good role model for young girls – sexified (think of the music vids from when she was 16..) and all about looks and attracting guys.

    Elle – people will get diagnosed with depression even if they have a reason to be feeling down. My mum was in hospital, close to death, unable to move, in constant pain, was being mistreated by the nursing staff and had been ill for 2 years.
    She was tearful constantly, had lost hope of recovering, and said she wanted to just die. She was diagnosed with depression, though she refused to believe she was depressed, because she felt it made perfect sense for her to feel that way, and she refused anti-depressants.
    It’s difficult to say whether that’s clinical depression or not don’t you think? Often i wonder if maybe her accepting the diagnosis and anti-depressants would have helped. She died when she was there in that state. Depression would have reduced her immunity and will to fight the illness. She might have died anyway, but i’ve often wondered.

  15. Elle says:

    I have been diagnosed with clinical depression and have taken anti-depressants, but have since then learned more about my mental health to believe I wasn’t actually clinically depressed. I am not saying that anti-depressant can’t help in such a situation, they can. (I don’t know how you got that conclusion from my previous statement.) However, it is more likely over time for the anti-depressants to hold the patient at a particular mood level resticting their natural ability to heal. Anti-depressants can help get one out of the dangerous zone of depression, and those are times I would recommend to someone who asked me for them to use them.

    Britney has many reasons to be depressed and anxious. I have already stated my opinion on how diagnosis can expunge the responsibility of the many outside factors that contribute to a condition (mental, physical, or emotional). It is possible anti-depressants or anxiety meds may help her regain some strength, clear-headedness, stability and hope. But what is really needed is (for lack of a better phrase) a soul searching on her part.

    I hope I have made myself clear.

  16. mamavision says:

    Vanessa: That is honestly the best comment you have ever done. I laughed so hard when I read it, you had me rollin…. see ya mofo
    -mamaV

  17. beth says:

    Well, I don’t think Britney is fat, maybe overweight, though. I would NOT like to have her current body. More importantly, she doesn’t even take care of it. Maybe if she drank less alcohol, stopped smoking, worked out, and ate more fruit/veggies, she COULD feel proud of her body. She has little reason to right now.

  18. MC says:

    I think Brit looks beautiful. Hardly fat. Absurd. And well I’m 40 and I do think the “Its Britney Bitch” comment is tacky and gratuitous. I mean please. Is that the best some music producer can do to get my attention?

  19. Rachel says:

    Honestly, can we give this poor girl a break? It must be pretty bad if I’m saying that, but man! It’s disgusting! I’ve got my own mental issues myself and I could not imagine having them with the world looking at me through a microscope.

    That being said, I do not care for her music, her style, or anything about her. It’s just not my cup of tea to watch somebody be overly and overtly sexified ad nauseum. I feel for her kids, but she was the one who had them. Personally, I don’t think that she was ready to have children and is now suffering for it.

    Her body looks fine, but her soul is at a dark and murky point. I don’t know what her mental state is, and quite frankly, it’s none of my damn business. If she truly wants to make a successful “comeback”, then she needs to fight her personal demons, get the help that she needs, stabilize her life first, THEN come back. Obviously she can’t handle it right now, and that’s fine. I’ve been at that point many times before, and I’ve finally learned enough to step back when I need to, figure myself out, and then come back better than ever. She has not had this experience yet, and I hope that she does. It would do her good to quit smoking, drinking, and eating crap. But that will do anybody good, and anybody who does that will look and feel better anyway.

    I don’t really care for her music, I think it’s always been a bit on the trashy side, but she’s a friggin’ human being too.

    Somebody mentioned Angelina Jolie a few responses back. WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?! First, they blast her for losing too much weight and being at an anorexic weight, now that she gains 10 pounds back (and looks ABSOLUTELY STUNNING, by the way), they mention it and think that she’s PREGNANT?!! No, she just looks healthier than she did before! Geez, I get sick of the media sometimes!

  20. Josie says:

    Elle – i hope i didn’t come across as confrontational when responding to your earlier comment, as i didn’t mean to come off that way!
    I just have wondered quite a bit about people being diagnosed with depression when maybe they don’t have it (and false psychiatric diagnoses in general), and anti-depressants was just a spin-off of my thoughts.

  21. anonymosufae says:

    i had a proffessor mention something thats off topic to this but still kind of on topic… on the Dallas Cowboys cheerleading show he said he was sure that every girl who was cut was going to starve herself for the next year so she could make it… become the skinny ideal and be the ‘hot’ epitome of a dallas cheerleader

    our entire society is sexified they sell everything from beer to tampons with scantily clad women with big huge grins….

    Angelina is finally looking gorgeous again and now people are going to say she’s pregnant? Ever noticed the amount of ‘bump watch’ that goes on? The entire thing is sickening…

  22. Stiletto says:

    Eating disorders. A disease of the Western mind. Why is that?

    I’m probably the only woman I know who was thrilled to go from 118 to 140 but then it’s all muscle. Come on people, muscle and curves is what it’s all about. People starving in the world. Know what I mean?

    Britney looked fine to me. Purely a case of people wanting to dig on someone and they’ll find any reason to do so.

  23. Mrs.K. says:

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who feels some sort of pity for Britney. Of course, she’s not the only one – there are so many “stars” that are living pretty sad lives when it comes down to it. I try not to let myself be affected by what I see on the front of tabloids, but it’s hard to ignore sometimes. Back when she shaved her head was when I really started to feel for her. She has two kids; I have two kids. We’re only a year or two apart in age…she even had her babies really close like I did (although hers may have been on accident). As much as I love to listen to music and watch movies, I think the whole industry is just terrible for those in the spotlight. It’s sad that women have to practically prostitute themselves to get anywhere in the industry. The whole thing is one bad cycle. On the front of the same magazine are headlines on Angelina or Nicole being far too thin, while Queen Latifa, Star Jones or some other “curvy” woman are lauded for their miracle weight loss. If weight loss is obviously so important, why are we surprised when so many women end up too thin? Drugs just add to the problem and the fact that so few celebrities commit to a lasting life long relationship doesn’t help either. It seems that the women with supportive partners (long-term) are the least likely to even make it to the front of those magazines. Anyway, food for thought. Poor Britney, though, really. I hope she figures it out, too.

  24. Yumiko says:

    She’s britney.

    While I have compassion and understanding for the tough time she’s going through (even though i’m not a britney fan) .. the media expects her to be what they expect ALL celebs to be .. this is nothing new. See tyra? see all these celebs? the media is a black-hole part of society that will never be pleased no matter what. That will never change, because that is how the cruel media machine works.

    I feel sorry for britney, because before all of her money and celeb status, she’s still a person, and instead of having to deal with these issues herself, she needs to deal with them in the public eye, which must be 29 times harder then dealing with them privately. Unforunately, celebs don’t have much rights to privacy .. they should, but when you are a celeb, you unforunately do not. It is almost like selling your soul to the devil in exchange for fame.

    Britney is percieved as ‘fat’ because we’ve seen pictures of her at her least glamourous and then concede that she is the same way, even after she has lost the weight she had for pregnancy.

    The way I see it, the word’ fat’ is still being used as a dagger to demean young women and control and dictate how they feel about themselves. In this society, we’ve let fear control us to the point where we let other people define us, shape us and just destroy us.

    ‘Fat’ is not the worst thing you can be, but it’s being used that way. Sexism isn’t dead; it’s still here, trying to demean our women and keep them below the level we think as a society, they belong.

  25. jess says:

    I like britney….I think shes cool

  26. Pheno09 says:

    I have to agree with MamaV, Britters is not fat. She doesn’t even look like a woman who’s recently had 2 kids, infact her body is toned & I see muscle with a healthy/small amount of fat. She looks fit to me and of a normal size. I really don’t get it when people say she’s fat, it’s like we’re too used to seeing Amy Winehouse and Nicole Richie as the standard.

  27. Camilla says:

    I love Britney Spears, I think that she is just a young girl struggling through her life as so many of us are, except that she has the entire western world watching her every move and criticising any perceived fault. I actually think she looks incredible, which is reallly strange for me, but at the same time I could never cope with myself if I looked like that, if that makes any sense at all…
    as for the “it’s britney bitch” I think its partly defensive, like someone said, kind of a “I don’t care what you say about me” attitude to try and protect herself but also to give her back a sense of power; remember that whether her own fault or not she has been stripped of dignity, respect and admiration. I understand (to some extent) how this feels because i was treated in the same way by bitches at my last school, and doing crazier and maybe more “slutty” things was how I screamed at them all that i didn’t care what they thought, what anyone thought, about anything anymore… even though I cared more than anything. Like anyone she wants to be accepted and happy and if media reports are anything to go by then right now it would appear that she has neither and what she needs is support, not more speculation or slander.

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