Ever since Rose O’Donnell compared the media frenzy surrounding Britney Spears to that of Princess Diana, media, and especially the paparazzi, have been on the defensive. Both women have been followed around the clock and photographed as many times as the photographers can click their handy dandy little cameras. Spears’ recent late night car chase involving paparazzi was eerily reminiscent of Princess Diana’s death.
Bets and speculation as to when Britney Spears will die has become the conversation du jour. A Detroit, Michigan, radio station ran a contest as to who could correctly predict when Britney would die. The winner would receive $1,000. While this is beyond the pale of responsible journalism, one does have to look at Britney’s open invitation to such macabre topics.
As the media are quick to point out, Britney often invites this stalker-like behavior. Ever since her separation and divorce from Kevin Federline, she’s been a moving train wreck. If she’s not getting attention, she’ll do something to get it. She’ll get her head shaved at a beauty shop, knowing full well the cameras are clicking away. While many women shave their heads in a symbolic act of “out with the old, in with the new,” they don’t do it in such a “Look at me!” manner. Britney could’ve had someone come to her home and shave her head for her. Since she loves to wear wigs, no one would have known if she was bald.
Any celebrity who is followed as closely as she is would know that every move gets scrutinized. Being photographed as much as Britney has been, it’s hard to believe that she didn’t know there’d be photos of her without panties on splashed across the internet. Additionally, her latest boyfriend, married paparazzi Adnan Ghalib, once stalked her with his camera. Why she would enter a relationship with such a man is beyond me. I can only conclude she’s either dumb as dirt or an attention junkie. Let’s hope she gets some help soon. Unfortunately, the first step in getting help is to admit something is wrong with her. I doubt her multiple personalities will let her, though!