Britney Spears is a curious phenomenon, in terms of her
media exposure. One day, it seems, she is the media's
darling, and the next she is the target of ridicule and
One of the things for which she has received a large amount
of public criticism is her tendency to go barefoot.
Obviously, this is not something for which anyone deserves
to be criticized, and I find it shameful that the media has
gone to such great lengths to portray her as being somehow
lower-class because of it.
Melissa Joan Hart,
Britney has appeared on a number of occasions and in a number of
different settings in her bare feet. Unlike Ms. Hart,
however, Britney is subjected to ridicule for it every time.
Britney has also had her share of scandal, and whenever a
superstar displays any level of imperfection, of course, it means
everything they do is wrong.
Nevertheless, Britney Spears barefoot is a wonderful thing to
see, and she has faithfully defended the cause through her obvious
actions, and so she has always had my respect.
Perhaps the most notorious endeavour that featured beautifully
barefoot Britney was her visit to a public restroom some time ago.
In a totally innocuous event that somehow garnered international
attention, Britney was
photographed exiting a public restroom
in her bare feet. Blog pages the world over were up in arms!
It just goes to show how ignorant and prejudiced people can
be. (And what pathetic lives they lead for having nothing
better to do than criticize total strangers for actions that have
no effect on them whatsoever...)
I mean, what business is it of anyone's what kind of shoes
other people wear when they answer Nature's call? Even if
it were unsanitary - which it's not - wouldn't it be her problem,
and not anyone else's?
It really makes me angry when defenders of the barefoot lifestyle
face ridicule for it. And Britney seems to get it worse than
Apparently, Britney's mother
publically defended her barefoot ways, linking the habit to a
poorly regarded medical
recommendation regarding a knee injury. This was in 2004.
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Fortunately, Britney Spears has begun a comeback. I
don't follow celebrity news that closely, so I'm not even sure
what originally triggered the media's campaign against her, but I
do know that the lenses pointed at her now are considerably rosier
in their filtration.
I, for one, am thrilled. Now that's she back to being their
darling, maybe the media will paint Britney Spears barefoot as a
trendsetter. Stop ridiculing her for doing something that is
perfectly healthy, natural and comfortable...
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