"While I’ve criticised her for not sorting herself out after dumping loser Kevin Federline, no one could feel anything but sympathy for this poor young girl who is obviously suffering from a breakdown. Now she wishes everyone — the fans, the media, her advisers — would just leave her alone."
Oh here we go - one of Vicky's trademark 180s! A sudden outpouring of sympathy from a journalist who has been doggedly criticising Britney at every turn, no matter what she does for months on end now.
Let's have a look. "With a diet like that I doubt she is going to shift much." "Pinocchio of Pop" "...sweaty, puffy face..." "Britney’s nails are completely chewed down to the quick – and her nail varnish is flaking off. Very unnattractive." (this in an article entitled "PRIORITIES?" and claiming Britney prefers a dog to her son).
And let's not forget the article which starts "Meet Britney's chav-a-likes. With Brit's transformation from beauty to chav complete, meet her pikey role models." Britney is then described as "gormless", compared to Waynetta Slob with "One of the above is a bawdy, grotesque caricature who smokes like a chimney, gives her offspring ludicrous names and despises the lout she married. The other's played by Kathy Burke." and implies she is a "fat slag". This article has since been removed from The Sun's website, no doubt due to the fact that it was published under the Bizarre banner on the day the paper made a song and dance about how horrendous it is in this day and age to use words such as, um, "chav" and "pikey".
In fact out of the 43 editions of Bizarre there have been this year, guess how many times Britney has been mentioned? Yep - 43.
"Ever since she burst on to the pop scene at 15 wearing the provocative school uniform outfit with pigtails in Hit Me Baby (One More Time) she’s been screaming: Look At Me."
Two things here. Firstly, she was 16 when her first single was released (in fact two months shy of 17). Secondly, the song is called "...Baby One More Time". Have a look at the cover.