happy 16th anniversary
'…baby one more time' released on september 30, 1998
People really don’t give Britney Spears enough credit when it comes to praising strong ass women. Despite her obvious shortcomings as a vocalist, there’s something that’s just so magnetic about her as a person. There’s something kind of ethereal about her, like she has some kind of sacred light guiding her in this world. She really is the closest thing to that of a living angel on this earth. There’s a quality about her that makes strangers want to reach out and protect her, hold her and help her.
Too often people forget that she was just some young girl growing up in poverty in Kentwood, or how she took on auditions and jobs as a young teenager to keep her family financially afloat by herself in hopes of it helping repair her parents’ breaking marriage. Or how a barely 18-year-old Britney had to deal with if her breasts were or weren’t real being public discourse. How she was slut-shamed and trash-talked for then taking control of her sexuality. That she had to endure her agency of self and her complete piracy being taken away as a “price of fame”, allowing the media and public to make a joke out of several heartbreaks, a failed marriage, her life as a mother and her eventual breakdown. That her crying on television pleading for her and her family to be left alone was meant with snarky remarks about her weight or clothes still remains a cultural low.
She’s a working single mother. She’s proof that you can still experience life and be a mother and happy and someone dealing with mental illness. She encapsulates the entirety of the American Dream and the dark sides of fame. She’s the ultimate survivor. She’s proof that you can lose all you hold dear and still rise above it all, and that some lights cannot be put out, no matter how much darkness surrounds them. Fuck your feminism if it includes mocking a strong ass woman because she had to deal with a breakdown in the spotlight because making pop songs somehow means to you that she’s not allowed to have privacy as a mother and woman.
You are who you hang out with.
*refers to Timbaland as his brother*
*publicly claims he'd been in love with Aliyah; posts a picture of comparison between Aliyah and his wife after spamming with Aliyah pictures and saying how much he misses her*
Britney is younger than Bey…
white people age like milk lol
yeah. the stress of having your parents financially dependent on you since childhood, learning disabilities, mental illness, two divorces, and drug and alcohol abuse will age you.
not to say bey has had it easier since you know, racism. but bey definitely has class privilege and as far as we know, health/ability privilege over britney. but yeah, go on and say how poorly britney has aged. It’s not like she’s been working and paying her family’s bills since she was like 15.
I have to agree on this…it’s not fair to make racial comments about one woman in comparison to another. As women, we need to be trying to cooperate with each other, not tear each other down. It only perpetuates an endless damaging cycle, in my humble opinion.
Not to mention the fact that Beyonce, the woman who stood in front of the word Feminist in big letters on national television, probably would be really upset to see that people are saying things like this.
She looks just fine to me.
this is actually why the beyhive lowkey annoys me. theyre like yaaaas feminism beyonce yaaaaas then turn around and constantly tear down every female celeb in sight like lmfao. also britney is the same age as bey i think theyre only a few months apart.
Why are we comparing women at all? What good does it bring any of us to tear down one woman to build up another? None. If this is the equality you’re fighting for then I want none of your two faced, bigoted ideals.
Life’s too short to worry ‘bout wrong pregnancy assumptions.