Last night, the second Britney Spears-themed episode for Glee aired, aptly titled “Britney 2.0”. The episode followed the downward spiral of Brittany S. Pierce as her grades slipped, she got cut from the Cheerios, and she quits Glee Club after a trainwreck lipsync performance.
The episode was full of hilarious lines and obvious parallels between what Britanny was going through and what Britney Spears went through when she had her big meltdown. Everything from shaving her head and attacking a paparazzo with an umbrella, to her epic trainwreck performance of “Gimme More“. The comparison was complete with the Cheetohs, the giant coffees…and someone screaming, “Leave Britney alone!”
I thought it was hilarious, but a friend of mine on my Facebook felt otherwise and I can see her point. She wrote, “I don’t want to be the negative one but while I loved the music I found the making fun of the meltdown offensive. Britney Spears was probably suffering from a mental illness, so mean to poke fun of. Also the cheeto and overeating part….. I thought Glee was about acceptance and anti-bullying, I was dissapointed.”
What do you think- sas Glee bullying Britney with this content? Share your thoughts in the comments after you re-watch all of the performances below.