But she cry, cry, cry in the lonely night,
They all think fame will undo the pain
That they burnt her with when she burned too bright.
Those she knew, she thought she loved
Were the ones to turn when it began to rot,
Turning uglier than they foresaw.
But what does that matter when they all swept in?
Ready to scoop at the smoking corpse,
Picking off the richest pieces glinting in
The studio lights were money is made.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Britney. She became a star just as I was in my early teens so I always felt as though I was growing up with her. I also got married and split up at similar times to her and we had our sons within two months of each other.
I know that it’s a bit of a childish obsession, but I feel like she has become a friend over the years. I think a lot of people feel that way and so they share the pain I feel when I watch her go through hard times.
Obviously, she has crept back into the news this week as she went to court to fight for the end of her conservatorship. A lot of the details came out into the public domain and it was really upsetting to hear.
Britney was put through so much when she had her children taken away and split with her husband and it was shocking to watch her slowly melt down. Everyone remembers her shaving her head, but it was the photos of her sitting on the curb and crying as photographers continued to shout things at her that I found most distressing. My heart just broke.
I think that we all need to be a little more gentle with each other so that things like that don’t happen. There is a girl in my tutor who is suffering with disordered eating and it is hurting me to see her struggling. She was really upset and crying and her lovely friend sat quietly with her and physically wiped away her tears. It was possibly the sweetest thing I have seen.
Be a bit more like that friend and wipe away someone’s tears, don’t just shout at them and take pictures for your own entertainment.