Monday, October 27, 2003

In Defense of Britney: It's increasingly clear that Britney has transformed herself from a pop star into a celebrity--that is from someone famous for singing songs and dancing in videos to someone famous for being famous. So what? People who resent this move are either envious (I have to work for a living, why shouldn't she? Hint: she's prettier than you) or infected by some sort obsession with the allegedly redemptive value of work. You know, that protestant work-ethic thing. But why should Britney have to be famous for doing something when there are so many who are rich and famous without doing anything at all?