Recent months have seen Camp Britney Spears successfully avoid or deal with a number of minor controversies.
Much to the delight of her fan base who have managed to enjoy this era of her music without the media hoo ha that plagued her career circa 2006/2007.
However, in which will be sure to serve as bad news for Team Brit, her recent video shoot for the single ‘Criminal‘ which was shot in London days ago, has now found both she and the video’s production team in scorching political water.
Find out why below…
According to London’s Hackney Council which covers the area in which Spears’ filmed the video, they did not agree for guns of any kind to be used in the video when approached by its production team.
Speaking to London Tonight, the council explained:
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.
Going onto state:
I think she should apologise 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.
It is only a music video but it’s images like this, with popstars glamorising gangs, which means that some young people… get drawn in. Britney should really know better.
It is unfortunate that Britney has found herself at the center of such a controversial issue, in a city where the over half of teen deaths are gun/knife related.
Whilst some will put the decision to use a fire arm in the video down to ignorance, it is worth wondering how much research actually goes into the location’s of these videos when these locations are chosen to be used for filming purposes.
For with her LP ‘Femme Fatale‘ under performing in most markets, the last thing she needs if for ‘Criminal‘s video to face a ban in a country where so many of her closest rivals continue to thrive.