Friday, October 15, 2004

A letter to the fans from Britney "I'm so put upon" Spears

OK. First, Britney said all this:

Britney Spears has been spending the last several days writing a missive called “Letter of Truth: I hope you can handle it” — which she plans to post on her fan site. “It was a life-changing letter for me, and I just want my fans to read it,” Spears told Britain’s OK magazine. “It really states where I am in my life right now. It is making closure with a lot of things and I think this is my ultimate truth.” The newlywed pop princess says she had some epiphanies after seeing the Broadway production of “Wicked” — a look at "The Wizard of Oz" that’s sympathetic to the Witch of the West, and has worked so hard on her letter that she says, she “feels like I’m at Harvard.”

And now, here's the letter:

Dear Fans,
I am going to start writing this column now as often as possible. The reason being is so I can talk directly to you, my fans, who have stuck by me & who continue to support me. Also, I'm not going to be as busy as my Mom. She's running behind my sister like crazy! I am also going to take some time off to enjoy life. I've actually learned to say "NO!" With this newly found freedom, its like people don't know how to act around me. Should we talk to her like we did when she was 16 or like the Icon everyone says she is? My prerogative right now is to just chill & let all of the other overexposed blondes on the cover of Us Weekly be your entertainment... GOOD LUCK GIRLS!! I'm sorry that my life seemed like it was all over the place the past 2 years, it's probably because IT WAS! I understand now what they mean when they talk about child stars. Going & going & going is all I've ever known since I was 15 years old. It's amazing what advisors will push you to do, even if it means taking a naive, young, blonde girl & putting her on the cover of every magazine.
I know now that my knee gave out on me this past summer so that I would have no choice but to stop. My body was shutting down and needed rest. It's funny how the Man upstairs works. Right now, I have to go-- I really want to watch "Saved" with
Mandy Moore and re-runs of "Sex and the City." I want to enjoy all of the simple things that I missed over the past few years due to working way too much. Being married is GREAT and I can't wait to start my family! There is so much change going on right now... not only with me, but in the world, as well. So, the next time you see my face, hear one of my songs or even if I'm the topic of your next conversation, please remember that times are changing & so am I.

Love always, Britney
P.S. I look forward to writing you all again soon. Kevin and I are finally able to take our Honeymoon!!

I can see how writing this extremely intellectually rigorous letter would make her feel like she's "at Harvard." It must have taken, like, minutes hours weeks. It must be hard being a capital I Icon, rather than a lowercase i icon...and having everyone FORCE her to dress like a total skank and have her picture on all those magazine covers. I mean, if she dressed like that all the time, I would have a MUCH harder time believing it, but seeing as how she's normally the picture of modesty* -- I'm definitely seeing how put upon she really is. Jesus.

In defense of the Britster, perhaps this ISN'T the letter she was talking about -- although this IS the only letter from her that is up on the website and addressed to the fans and advertised as the letter they've (the fans)all been waiting for...but maybe we'll get lucky and there will be ANOTHER letter that's even BETTER and more INTELLIGENT than this one. I can only cross my fingers and hope.

*These are all magazine pics and are fairly SFW in that she's not any more naked in these than she is any other time I don't think.

Also, I apologize in advance to Larry because I know she loves Britney -- but this was just too good not to put up.
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