The New Britney Spears Video

Good God!! Anyone see that yet?? I think the song is “Don’t Let Me be the Last to Know.” Anyway, Miss Brit is on the beach with this (in my opinion incredibly hot guy)and shes wearing this next-to-nothing bikini top and short shorts pants.

I think the fact that she was getting hot-n-heavy more and more with the guy in the video was a little disturbing. They are prancing around the beach and making out in the water. The guy is slithering in the sand and I swear I thought his swim trunks were going to come off!! :eek: Then tward the end of the video he was kissing her neck and went to her chest. I suppose that I am being prudish, but there are kids out there seeing this stuff…and she is supposed to be a “role model”.
I must admit. The teeny-bopper inside me liked Britney when her Baby One More Time video came out. Shes gone from cute and sweet to some vampy ho (and its not just this video but also the stuff she wears). So this is what happens when good Christian girls go bad?? :confused:

Probably not a good rant…but I am still in shock.

Huh. My reaction was more along the lines of “Why the hell don’t they get that asshole out of the way?” If you have Britney in a bikini top and shorts, there’s your video right there. She is so much more pleasant to see than to hear after all.

And what’s the deal with the upside down “A” on the guy’s shoulder anyway?

My daughter is 9 and said “Britney Spears, only stupid kids like her!” A tear came to my eye, I was so proud, my little doper. We don’t have cable so her only exposure to Ms. Brit is through Ms. Brit’s 4th grade fan base.

It is alarming though, as a parent, to see someone like her being sold to 9 year old girls and to teenage boys beating off while watching MTV. I am against censorship, but I am for good taste.

It is the nature of pop culture to bring anything to it’s lowest common denominator in order to maximize profits. It is there where we find out what is really inside of our pop stars, in this case, a little ho that is rackin’ up bad karma faster than a mean kindergarten teacher.

And that was the edited version.

Her mother made her cut some parts out!

How old is she, 19? There are porn stars younger.

Yeah, but Porn Stars are PORN stars, while Pop Stars should not be porn stars.

(though I wouldn’t be complaining much if they were)

I think dancing around in a bikini top is not quite the same as being a porn star.

Being conservative, I am disturbed that she and other pop stars are pulling this jail-bait thing, with the “f*ck me” look in their eyes.

Of course, being male, I’d also be lying if I said I didn’t want to be the guy in the video

Oh my GOD, there’s people on TV, kissing, and the kids can see!! They must be protected from this filth, somebody do something, save the children, next they’ll be holding hands and looking into each others eyes. Please, somebody, protect the kids, protect them from this trash for their own good; not, of course, because I’m a huge prude and want all the kids to grow up to be huge prudes like me too…

What the hell is the problem here? Ferrchristsake, take that bug out of your ass and relax some, its only a goddam pop video with some girl in a bikini smoochin a guy, Madonna was doing worse even way back when you were young. This isn’t going to lead to the corruption of our American youth and the downfall of civilisation as we know it, get a grip. Sheesh.

Oh my GOD, there’s people on TV, kissing, and the kids can see!! They must be protected from this filth, somebody do something, save the children, next they’ll be holding hands and looking into each others eyes. Please, somebody, protect the kids, protect them from this trash for their own good; not, of course, because I’m a huge prude and want all the kids to grow up to be huge prudes like me too…

What the hell is the problem here? Ferrchristsake, take that bug out of your ass and relax some, its only a goddam pop video with some girl in a bikini smoochin a guy, Madonna was doing worse even way back when you were young. This isn’t going to lead to the corruption of our American youth and the downfall of civilisation as we know it, get a grip. Sheesh.

Oops, exqueeze the double post, computer burp.

I for one would find this refreshing. That’s what kids SHOULD be doing, not gettin’ down and dirty in the sand. Freedom of speech is delightful, but there’s a point at which you have to realize that there are some things which are truly inappropriate for young kids. Before they’ve even experienced a first crush, they’re seeing their hero Britney mashing with some dude practically naked. Try to remember that to a kid, sex and all things “sexy” are confusing and can be a little scary. Handing it to them on a silver platter without any explanation is irresponsible. Yep, it’s a parent’s job to explain such things, but geez, you shouldn’t be forced into such delicate conversations by Mtv.

Kids today are being sexualized an alarmingly young ages for the sole purpose of selling as many records, clothes, and toys possible. The corporate guys at Viacom know exactly how to shake every last dime of a kid’s allowance - treat kids like “mature adults”, that’ll make 'em think we respect 'em and think that they’re smart because they’re cool about grown-up issues. So now every time you turn around there’s something new to entice kids. For instance, a sexy new teenage girl slinking around giving little girls something to “aspire” to and for little boys to dream about. Just look at Britney and Christina, they’ve got dolls that look just like them, and you can buy different outfits and everything! And there are posters, notebooks, t-shirts, calendars, backpacks, jewelry, watches, pillows . . . there are even Nokia phone covers - for only $39.95!! Neat! And all this at the expense of an innocent childhood where you don’t have to feel guilty about your baby fat, where you don’t feel like a dork for wearing a WHOLE shirt, where putting on makeup and spending forever on your hair is supposed to be fun, not a necessity. I know young girls have always been image conscious, but when a 6-year-old is crying because she has dorky clothes, that’s a bit much. Not to mention what it does for young boys who are being shown that women should be impossibly thin and dress provocatively to please them.

Frankly, I’m glad I’m not a kid right now. It seems like kids between 8 and 14 being targeted more than any other generation I’ve ever seen. They’ve got whole channels aimed at giving them exactly what they want (even if it’s inappropriate) in exchange for their brand loyalty. As far as I can tell, Britney - and others like her - are living, breathing billboards. It’s always held true that sex sells, I just don’t think it should be sold to kids.

(Sorry for the soapbox, but the laser-beam tageting of kids by big companies is one of those things that drives me nuts)

I saw the video over the weekend, and I was pretty shocked.

First of all, for the 45 seconds you couldn’t even tell Britney was wearing a bikini. The first shot was just skin on skin, and I thought she was naked.

Moving along, for every one shot of her lip-syncing (albeit poorly, since her lips matched the words for a total of thirteen seconds), there were at least four of her breasts and ten of her stomach. How often did the camera pan up and down? It was a little more than I needed to see, for chrissakes. I cannot imagine any 12 year old wanting to watch Britney prance around half-naked; only horny teenage boys spanking the monkey four times a day.

Similarly, the only problem I have with the video (and her look in general) is that Britney is primarily targeted at the tween market - 8 to 14. But making out half-naked is not behavior that 8-14 year olds should be partaking in, IMHO; nor should they do strip teases half-naked in front of ten million viewers. Either sell dress-up dolls and hair accessories and promote yourself to little girls, or do the strip tease and sell posters and blow-up dolls. You can’t have it both ways.

FTR, Moonshine, I am 19. I am not an old fogey and I didn’t like Madonna. It is not just parents and old folks who dislike her image; I think anyone with any self-respect would see some disparity between reality and the image she promotes.

Well, I watched it again, and I still think it’s a little too mature for her target audience.

(The MTV site has a link that lets you watch the whole thing.)

Things to note:

  1. There are several shots where it honestly looks as though they are naked.
  2. I didn’t need to see “sexy model dude”'s buttcrack, thankyouverymuch. Blech.
  3. The scene in the tree - I’ve seen some porns, and that’s some straight-up porn stuff right there.
  4. The ending - it’s night, guess what’s gonna happen? Gee.

All in all, they need to air the Trojan Man commercial directly after playing the video. I don’t care who’s having sex, but I pray the children watching this know about safe sex.

What bugs the hell out of me about Britney is her hypocritical nature.

She says she’s a good Christian girl and is going to be a virgin until she gets married. That’s fine and dandy. But what the fuck is up with her actions, then?

HOLY WAH! I seriously didn’t think anybody would reply to this!!

But yeah, I agree with Nacho4Sara, this video is too old for her target audiance. If I had kids, I wouldn’t want my pre-teen daughters (or sons) watching this. I too am 19, and also didn’t like Madonna (and I still don’t like her).

Moonshine- I don’t care that she was kissing (and actually she was doing a lot MORE than kissing) some guy but the video was not in good taste at all. If I had kids, I wouldn’t want my 8 year old girl watching that? Lots of little girls idolize Britney. Remember when she first came out, little girls were at the concerts dressed like she was in her Baby one More Time video? Those girls WANTED to be like her. I know that most parents wouldn’t want their child dressing in daisy dukes and a teeny bikini.

DeskMonkey- AMEN!!! Excellent soap box. :slight_smile:

FTR- I even asked my 14-year-old-freshman-in-highschool brother what he thought about the video. He said it was dirty and that guy shouldn’t have been there, it should have been another girl. :rolleyes: But that is besides the point. I also asked, if he had little kids, would he let them watch the video? His words? “HELL NO!!” (and I’m sure he is one of those boys that “spanks the monkey” while he watches the video.) Yes, he has hormones, but he can realize what is appropriate and what is not.