Just as we thought!
After Britney Spears filmed the music video for her latest single, Criminal, in the London borough of Hackney, which depicted her robbing a store with boyfriend Jason Trawick at gunpoint, she's received considerable flack from government officials in the city, who claim that the nature of shoot was insensitive due to the recent riots and how it may influence the area's youth and their involvement in gang activity!
However, the pop icon and her team have released the following statement, which once again asserts that no harm was intended:
"The video is a fantasy story featuring Britney's boyfriend, Jason Trawick, which literally plays out the lyrics of a song written three years before the riots ever happened."
Exactly! It's a fantasy!
Do television shows and film productions get as much criticism when their actors use prop guns?
And we hate to sound insensitive, but we doubt that any potential gang members are going to be inspired to commit violent acts after watching a Britney Spears music video! Her name doesn't exactly assert street cred! Ha!
Hopefully this can just be the end of it now!
As we said, we're sure that no disrespect was meant in any capacity!
[Image via WENN.]
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