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Britney Under Fire From London Borough For Criminal Video Shoot!

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London borough Stoke Newington's local government is reportedly none too pleased with Miz Britney Spears for filming the music video for her new single, Criminal, in the area, which included scenes of her character robbing a store and carrying a gun!

London is considerably stricter than the USA regarding gun control, and in light of the recent riots that devastated the city earlier in the year, local officials are demanding an apology!

According to Councillor Ian Rathbone:

"I think she should apologize and make a sizeable donation to a Hackney charity that deals with young people…for the rudeness and damage she's done to this community."

And according to a statement from the Council:

"In this case we did not agree that a replica gun could be used at Stoke Newington Town Hall and we are disappointed. We will be raising this matter with the production company."

Yeesh! We can understand why this would be a sensitive subject, but still!

We're sure it was just an honest misunderstanding!

Brit Brit loves London, she certainly didn't mean any disrespect!

Here's hoping that everyone can calm down a bit! They must have realized what they were getting into with the song title Criminal, for goodness sake!

What do U think?? Is Brit Brit at fault??

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49 comments to “Britney Under Fire From London Borough For Criminal Video Shoot!”

  1. 1

    Is anyone really surprised at what this retarded hillbilly does anymore?? "What's the big deal ya'll? I'm Brittney bitch?" I heard in her next video she's going to go to the sight of the Twin Towers draped in "black robes" and fly a plane around.
    fuck wit

  2. 2

    You have attack others for less obvious things and demanding apologizes so it fits your agenda. Common sense would say you wouldn't mimic robbing a store in london just months after the riots… many people had friends and loved ones that were injured or killed. She should apologize, and then she should try to grow a brain.

  3. 3

    Fruity euros and their anti gun laws..It's laughable..We have riots here (mostly when sports teams win championships) and we have never had people running around shooting crap, Our riots are no different then Canadas and Londons. Even with guns being considerably easier to obtain here. They are just pushing that no gun crap for when people finally wake up and realize royals are useless and they are stealing their tax dollars to live a life of luxury. They don't want them to rise up and overthrow them.

  4. 4

    I can't believe this is seriously an issue. They have TV shows, movies and music videos in London that have people running around with guns in them. How is she any different? Looks like some power tripping panty waist who wants to wave his hands around and cause a fuss just because he can. "Look at the evil foreigner!"

  5. sarko says – reply to this


    it's the London Borough of Hackney - Stoke Newington is an area within the borough.

  6. 6

    London was hardly devastated. It was a very concentrated area within the various cities that was affected.

  7. 7

    They are soooooooooo overeacting! It's just a music video you guys!!! It's not like she was gonna shoot someone or whatever!! It's just Britney acting for a freaking music video!!! You guys don't have actors that do such things? Now your saying she's gonna have to apologize and donate money to a charity? WTF LONDON? U guys r creeps!!

  8. 8

    Re: NookiesWA – I don't think you have any idea what you are talking about. We have gun laws to prevent homicide such as the likes of Raul Moat and Derrick Bird. Not because we are tired of the royals. You all seem to think that all we do is sit and discuss the pros/cons of the royal family whereas the only real people that talk about them so much are the Americans and their complaints/assumptions. We don't have people 'shooting crap' in our riots either - because of the gun laws. They are hardly stupid. They are fair, and they have cut gun crimes massively. Please read about the politics/laws/situations within foreign countries before you make silly statements.

  9. 9

    But Justin can run around with a gun for In Time and blow stuff up in Bringing Sexy Back nd he's unscathed. Beyonce and Jay can out run the cops - there are so many actors and musicians doing all kind of things on screen but Britney has to be picked on…next!

    and to HoneyBadger: YOU HAVE SOME NERVE AND ZERO CLASS using 911 in your disgusting post about a woman you don't even know. You don't know Britney Spears AT ALL. I knew 3 people who died there that day - one was a boy I grew up with and lived next to for 20 years. YOU'RE THE FUCK WIT!

  10. 10

    Re: babs666 – Boo phuking hooo I didn't ask for your personal history and everytime you knock MY PERSONAL OPINION the terrorists win, so who's the phuck wit now? (you are) ;)

  11. 11

    Re: babs666 – Plus, I do not need to "know" Brittney to know that she is the shell of a lonley little girl being force to perform like a circus animal for asshats like you to cheer for. So, throw the chimp a peanut next time you pay $400 to watch her lipsync.

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  14. 14

    Pigney is a prostitute and also stupid not sing just say oink oink

  15. 15

    It's not her fault at all. Her team should have done their research. And trust me, just because she does it in her video, it does not mean people are going to copy her. It's not that big of a deal.

  16. 16

    I Hope she doesn't apologize! What a flipping joke. SUCK IT UP LONDON BOROUGH COUNCIL!

  17. 17

    Ripping off people with fake studio created music and lip syncing should be the crime!

  18. 18

    obviously they had to obtain some sort of permit to shoot the video there, so if the gun situation was going to be a problem, why didn't one of the fuckers mention it during the shoot? they strategically wait for the video to be wrapped to voice their complaints, so it automatically makes her the bad guy. if i don't allow people to wear crosses in my house, i should tell them. not just expect them to know just because i have a star of david above my door. same concept.

  19. 19

    The UK should so introduce the sport of moaning for their 2012 olympics. Its the only thing they would ever win hands down. This hacke Multi-cultured melting pot nightmare of an island only ever whines and moans any more. Wheres the Great out of Great Britain gone?

  20. 20

    yeah ok…
    it's perfectly fine to compare a pop tart to an act that effected close to 6,000
    people - and nice black robe comment - everyone in a "black robe" is a terrorist.

  21. 21

    London politicians seem dumber than the US ones. Congrats London

  22. 22

    People don't seem to understand that it's not the fact she was using a gun that's the problem, it's because of the area (Hackney) in which she filmed the video is notorious for gun crime and gangs. It's hardly got anything to do with the riots, which involved no gun violence.

    Re: NookiesWA – The reason we don't give out guns like candy is so that we don't get crazy people going into shopping malls, university campuses, etc. and killing people, which seems to be a common occurence in the US. There is reason why gun crime is so high in your country.
    And you do realise the royal family have no power in the UK? The only reason we still have them is because of tradition and tourism.

  23. 23

    unlike america most other countries dont allow there children to run around with guns and shoot whoever they please. we have strict rules that stop killing. guns are violent and should not be practically given away like free toys with cereal. guns kill. they are dangerous. maybe if some more celebritys or politicians got killed then the gov would think about putting stricter laws on guns. and i dont think that hillbillys and cowboys with half a brain should be operating dangerous weapons either. people who do not graduate school or get permits should not be allowed to use guns. america is far to easy with there gun laws and the comments on here about people not seeing the problem just proves it. Re: NookiesWARe: pareidoliaRe: Fanny_0123Re: KDeviantRe: landonfromlondonRe: JCPiscool

  24. 24

    Smh, give Britney a BREAK.

  25. 25

    Well, streetwalking maybe illegal in the UK…so I wouldnt doubt it!

  26. 26

    Once again…Apparently Crime, Child Poverty and Unemployment have been solved and they can now spare their time on getting publicity blaming an entertainer for the "real problems"…..

  27. 27

    This straddling a guy from behind looks so awkward for her. She even needs a push up from behind by another guy to get herself up there. Yeah not sexy at all!

  28. 28

    They're ridiculous.

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  30. 30

    Re: VoivodeRe: T.E.A.M.J.O.L.I.E – Whats funny is neither of you know too much about our gun laws due to it varying state by state..Apparently foreigners seem to be under the impression that they give them out for free like samples at a store. 10 day waiting periods, magazine limits and on and on..We may have a higher crime rate involving guns but foreign countries have just as high crime rate as us. Burglary, murder, theft..Having a gun makes it easier but it doesn't necessarily increase it. When the UK and other foreign fruity euro countries have a 0-5% crime rate across the board, then you can argue with Americans on how "evil and dangerous" guns are.

  31. 31

    pigney is a washed up whore who will make any thing for 15 minutes of fame
    queen of flopssssssssssssssssssssss

  32. 32

    lady gaga is the true queen
    shitney spears is the queen of flops
    femme fatale is # 117 this week
    femme fatale is # 117 this week
    good bye britney YOU WILL NEVER BE MISSED

  33. 33

    save me people FEMME FATALE is flopping so hard
    it's # 117 now

  34. 34

    this old has been is DEAD SINCE IN THE ZONE
    no one listing to her crap music anymore
    femme flop sold only 600 k
    and her tour is flopping

  35. 35

    born this way spent 17 weeks on billboard top 20 and it topped the charts in 16 countries
    femme flop spent only 5 week and topped the chart ONLY IN USA . No Longevity NO one stand shitney anymore

  36. 36

    shitney is not successful in any field even in third world she flops

  37. 37

    SHE never looks good anymore… & yes she does suck.. auto-tune too much & lip synch way too much… she is a has been.

  38. 38

    she's flopping sooo hard, we practically haven't heard from her or about her in the past 10 months she' done

  39. 39

    Re: HoneyBadgerGirl – LOL! Fuck you! You're RETARDED! What's wrong with holding a FUCKING GUN IN A VIDEO FOR A SONG CALLED "CRIMINAL"? FUCK EVERYONE WHO FELT OFFENDED! YES, I SAID IT! ;)

  40. @v@ says – reply to this


    Respect the laws of other countries. Make a donation to the Hackney charity.

  41. 41

    I think that wasn't the outrage. I think they looked @ this pic & said: "No fair…we can't piggyback OUR Queen!"

  42. 42

    What I don't think people understand is, is that British police have a shoot to kill order on anyone suspected of carrying a gun. Even if the firearm is an imitation, the police don't know that and their priority is to make sure that gun isn't used against the public or themselves, so they have to disarm that person by any means necessary. So whoever allowed her to run around the streets with that toy gun was actually putting a lot of people in danger, although I don't think the resposibility lies with her.

  43. 43

    Re: Janis Joplin Girl – Too bad they didn't shoot to kill. Would have put a lot of people out of their misery. 1) brit brat 2) everyone else who has to listen to/watch her circle the drain.

  44. 44

    Re: BritneyQueen90 – I'm not offended by guns I couldn't care less. I just think Brit Brat is soooo 1998. She hasn't been interesting since she went bat shit crazy AND she's about as talented as my left shoe. Probably smells as bad too.

  45. 45

    Re: pareidolia – well said!!

  46. 46

    This is absurd, ridiculous, petty, and frivolous. It's a video concept based on lyrics from a song. IF GAG GAG would have done this, it would have been so "epic" and no one would complain. However, the QUEEN OF POP (Britney) does it, and now there's backlash. What a surprise! LAME LAME LAME…

  47. 47

    LMFAAOO they cant be serious, poor brit, if it wasnt her the wouldnt have said shitt, shes 'mrs bad media karma another day another drama' im glad she didnt appologize lmao

  48. 48

    Re: NookiesWA – i live in tokyo . japan has the lowest crime rate in the world and people dont use guns. you have to get police permission on your permit to actually own one. its the same in nz where i used to live. police permission is required to actually own a gun in most countries. a 10 day waiting period is laughable . your laws are just as liberal as i thought. and america has one of the highest crime rates in the world. most of europe,asia and pacific are nothing compared to you. african coountries are the only ones that can compare. the fact that you think a 10 day waiting period is ok is worrying and just shows how americans percieve guns. they are harmful and they are not toys.

  49. 49

    Re: madonna is shit
    I feel really bad for you. You're obviously blind. Britney is so humble and sweet, and she's been running in the game for 13 years. Gaga has a huge ego, and she'll never be like Britney.