Britney Spears posted the above image from the set of her new music video to Instagram yesterday, and I guess we can’t really fault the former teen pop queen for trying to remain relevant, but it’s time for her to let it go. She doesn’t look bad by any means, but Christina Aguilera had ballooned up to half a ton before she lost a lot of weight so she could look incredibly hot again, and that raised the bar pretty high. Britney looks like a sober 5 or a drunk 7 at best, and that’s before we take any of the hundreds of pop stars who are both younger and hotter than her into account. By that point, she’s just the fat friend at last call.
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Every magazine photo is touched up these days, from a little to a lot. But if you’re Shape magazine and promoting fitness, you can’t just airbrush Britney Spears into a sleek specimen and tell all the fudgy gals who read your magazine to be inspired by Britney. I read lots of women’s magazines. I drink diet soda. I cried when Oprah died, I mean, I will. I know women. They love to be inspired and hate to be lied to. This is a lie. Bring back the muffin top.
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It’s time to stop judging Britney Spears by the standards of a potentially sexy pop star and start judging her as a soccer mom you wouldn’t throw out of bed. Even if she left crumbs and Fudgsicle® stains.
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I shop at Ralph’s too, just like Britney Spears. They’ve got the best cupcakes, 12 for $3 with your club card. Seeing Britney at Ralph’s made me think of country baked ham. Which is also on sale this week with your club card. The real key is that club card. And Britney busting a seam.
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