On One Hand

September 14, 2007

Leave Britney Alone, you bastards!

Filed under: Uncategorized — ononehand @ 8:33 pm

We’ve all seen TV clips of the YouTube video of the long-haired blonde androgynous person screaming, hysterically, “LEAVE BRITNEY ALONE!

If you haven’t seen it, check out this news article on msnbc.com. Or go straight to the YouTube page here.

The clip was on Tucker Carlson and Keith Olbermann on MSNBC, and I think it was also on John Stewart. Television hosts frequently refer to the person as a woman, and the clips are followed by a parody of a 40-something man imitating President Bush, crying “leave Petraeus alone!”

Well, that blonde Britney Spears fan is a 19-year-old guy named Chris Crocker, who used to comment on this livejournal. Years ago, he and I used to chat Online and by phone, and from time to time he sent me poetry to critique. I was about 18 and he was 15.

When I was a freshman in college, I started a facebook group called “Token Fag,” making fun of the fact that so many movies have one novelty gay guy who never really gets to fall in love the way the main characters do (the group was later made obsolete by Capote and Brokeback Mountain). If you have access to Facebook, go look at the group, in the University of Colorado network. The group’s main photo is a photo of Chris, our beloved Britney Spears fan. When I started the group, I asked him for a “really gay looking” photo of himself. He sent me the one I used for the group.

I sent Chris a text message today, saying “I saw you on TV.” Under the context of the situation, and since I haven’t talked to him in about three years, that’s probably not the best way to get in touch. He didn’t respond. He may not even have the same phone, or maybe it was a land line. But I did some Google research, and I am definitely, unequivocally certain that the Chris Crocker discussed all over the blogosphere is the Chris I knew. And yes, even when we spoke, he really loved Britney Spears.

(Speaking of such, “unequivocal” was the name of his livejournal, which is now suspended.)

I’m sure South Park will be making a parody next.

Chris, if you happen to read this, fuck those assholes. I’m not a Britney Spears fan, but I do wish everyone would just shut up about it.



  1. Whoa, small world!!!

    Comment by lancerboi — September 15, 2007 @ 3:52 am | Reply

  2. Did you see the big article a couple months ago in The Stranger (Seattle alt-weekly) about Chris Crocker? It managed to portray him as the world’s only completely redeemable publicity whore. Like, he’s courting trashy fame, but for all the right reasons. Glad he’s finally made his mark, I guess.

    Comment by spacemanspiff04 — September 15, 2007 @ 4:32 am | Reply

  3. His most recent incarnation on LJ is

    He still posts sporadically.

    Comment by firemaplesong — September 15, 2007 @ 5:15 am | Reply

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