Britney Spears cusses,
January 25, 2001 12:30 AM   Subscribe

Britney Spears cusses, and you can hear it. (Napster link)
posted by owillis (34 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
whoah, since when did they start syndicating stuff like this word for word?

I'm not at all a fan of hers, but I find it funny how the media (radio stations, music news, etc.) will latch onto this and spread it like wildfire. We can probably all agree it's no big deal, any one of us has had minor freakouts before some presentation or speech, but because she pimps herself as miss wholesome, her first imperfection makes headlines.
posted by mathowie at 1:32 AM on January 25, 2001

I would think that even for the gluttonous media beast, this would be a trifling snack, indeed.

Only thing that I'd find newsworthy about Ms. Spears would be if she happened to accidentally hit a proper note. If that ever happens, they should break out the "Doomsday" font.
posted by Optamystic at 2:09 AM on January 25, 2001

Say it isn't so, Britney. another fallen idol. Kids today....
posted by Postroad at 3:40 AM on January 25, 2001

What, adult entertainers swearing? Congress must act now.
posted by dhartung at 4:28 AM on January 25, 2001

i think its a little more than an adult entertainer swearing --- it may have been a mistake, but i'm sure she upset the people who buy her albums: the mothers and fathers of her prepubescent fans.
posted by chrish at 5:07 AM on January 25, 2001

did i not see a pic of britney when she was in the UK, wearing a t-shirt with a rather rude slogan on it?

(i think it was f*ck off)
posted by blastboy at 5:21 AM on January 25, 2001

"this is retarded"

posted by tiaka at 5:43 AM on January 25, 2001

I wonder if this is going to cause some type of rights group for autism (I think that's the word) to speak out against Britney.
posted by Cavatica at 6:44 AM on January 25, 2001

I think it might be Tourettes, Cavatica.

My own thought on this is that she's a human just like everyone else - she swears if she gets flipped out - fair enough. Considering the high pressure career she has, I think she's entitled to it.
posted by tomcosgrave at 6:52 AM on January 25, 2001

i can't believe people FEEL BAD FOR BRITNEY! claws out, people! what if she cussed at you while she was serving you at mcdonald's? would you have the same amount of sympathy?

and matt, tons of people were at rock in rio taping away -- that's how i got to hear some of the new guns n' roses material that was played in the festival's earlier portion. (it, by the way, SMOKES. oh yessss.)
posted by maura at 6:54 AM on January 25, 2001

I'm most interested in that direct napster link. I never realized you could do that.

Extra bonus points for it working on my Mac. ;)
posted by jragon at 7:03 AM on January 25, 2001

"This is retarded."

I can see it now: "Britney Spears Savagely Attacks the Handicapped."

Oh, wait, that was Bill Maher.
posted by Unxmaal at 7:09 AM on January 25, 2001

i think its a little more than an adult entertainer swearing --- it may have been a mistake, but i'm sure she upset the people who buy her albums: the mothers and fathers of her prepubescent fans.

you can become a whore, just don't say an swear words, honey. Please. I'd rather have a kid that swears than one who is a sex object.
posted by dagnyscott at 7:14 AM on January 25, 2001

She has a wholesome image? I was not aware.
posted by sonofsamiam at 8:00 AM on January 25, 2001

anyone else getting a 404 on the napster link? hey owillis, can you upload the file somewhere and post an absolute link to it? thanks....
posted by Karl at 8:10 AM on January 25, 2001

Karl: You need Napster installed to use the Napster link.
posted by riffola at 8:28 AM on January 25, 2001

I don't mind the swearing...
it's the whiiiinnnninnnng that gets me.
posted by tranquileye at 8:57 AM on January 25, 2001

Tom, you're full of it!! ;-) She wasn't just swearing. She was being rude. I heard this on the radio last night and It made me hate her even more. What a stupid ignorant bitch! She's "retarded!" ;-)
posted by FAB4GIRL at 10:04 AM on January 25, 2001

It only goes to prove she is a ordinary typical woman-child of her generation or for that matter the last couple of generations. And might I ask who hasn't blurted out the f*uck word when they thought nobody was listening?

I wonder why I defend her? I am just so jealous of that body anyway...teehee
posted by oh posey at 11:38 AM on January 25, 2001

Note about the Napster link- Anil made up a bookmarklet for Napster searches. Very cool..
posted by zempf at 11:44 AM on January 25, 2001

Thing is she did more than just say the f word, she was being just really rude. It gives me more reason to dislike her. It shows her nasty personality!
posted by FAB4GIRL at 12:47 PM on January 25, 2001

Ho! Is anything funnier than celebs making fools of themselves?! You're not so hot!!! [insert mad chuckles..]
posted by sonofsamiam at 1:20 PM on January 25, 2001

Britney Spears? Adult? I am 8 months out of high school. She's a year older than me.

Turrets syndrom is when you lose control of vocalization. People with turrets are often known to start shouting in public and not be able to stop, often times the words that come out are offensive or vulgar. I beleive there was an NBA player who had it, Muhammed Abdul Rauf. I remember him being on the Denver Nuggets. I read that he was able to control it and during games it was barely noticeable. He'd just grunt or yell at random times on the court.

Many words fall under "retarded" (which I think is kind of an offensive word). Autism is one, which is when a person becomes extremely detached from their surroundings. It could better be described as being in your own world. Sometimes deep in your own world. Another one of those words would be down syndrome, which not only affects the person mentally, but often physically. There are others, they all gather under the category of developmental disabilities.

Just clearin' things up. Now that's what I call topic drift.
posted by tomorama at 4:37 PM on January 25, 2001

I think Britney should learn to do what techsupport workers like me do all the time. If you're going to swear in front of a customer/microphone/audience, hit the mute button! It saved me more than once!
posted by jpate at 6:44 PM on January 25, 2001

Just be sure it's your mute button. I know a guy who was leaning over to tell his co-worker that the customer he was talking to was an asshole, and he hit his co-worker's mute button instead of his own because, well, it was right in front of him and he wasn't paying attention.

Amazingly, he didn't get fired over that little incident, as the manager agreed with his assessment of the customer...
posted by kindall at 6:49 PM on January 25, 2001

posted by baylink at 6:49 PM on January 25, 2001

I thought so. Every time I see "turrets", I think of someone with cannons coming out of their skull.
posted by jragon at 6:58 PM on January 25, 2001

Everytime I think of skulls, I think of pirates.
posted by evhead at 12:17 AM on January 26, 2001

Here it is from KROQ.

posted by amanda at 9:19 AM on January 26, 2001

Everytime I think of pirates I think of the Music Industry.
posted by cCranium at 9:19 AM on January 26, 2001

The Daily Show ran this as well.
posted by kindall at 9:21 AM on January 26, 2001

Everytime I think of the Music Industry, I think of Britney Spears! Yes! Full circle!
posted by sonofsamiam at 10:06 AM on January 26, 2001

audiogalaxy posted an article about the britney mp3 today addressing other similar flubs and what it all means that the internet makes such clips widely available. in part:

"The net effect of all this is a serious crack in the PR machine of celebrity - how can George Clooney maintain respect for his "brand" when he's busy trying to suppress mp3's of his bleating attempts to sing "I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow?" How can Enrique Iglesias garner acclaim for his voice when everyone in the world can hear recordings made by a sneaky sound engineer of Iglesisas' piteously tuneless screams into the show microphone he used as a lipsynching prop during a recent concert?

... sometimes the sharing of celebrity outbursts can help the careers of said celebrities. For instance, the wide dissemination of David Allan Coe's extremely offensive unreleased country tunes has gained Coe a wide new audience of, uh, bigots and assholes.

... Courtney Love said in her well-known speech to the Digital Hollywood online entertainment conference that musicians who fear their own "filler" material should fear the Internet. Even more broadly, celebrities who project extremely stylized images of themselves should be afraid, very afraid, of the internet's power to make plain the discrepancy between who they really are and who their publicist wants them to be. The moral of the story: If you're a misunderstood comic genius/unhinged madman like William Shatner, embrace the Internet. If you're not the man we think you are at home, fear it."
posted by palegirl at 6:14 PM on January 29, 2001

oops... here's that url -- not sure how permanent their articles are.
posted by palegirl at 6:22 PM on January 29, 2001

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