When we wrote about Britney Spears’ recent firearms-related exploits, we didn’t know the location she’d selected to shoot her music video. Turns out it was produced in the hoplophobic haven that is the UK. London, to be specific. That’s right, the land where even pocket knives that lock open are verboten. And now local politicians have found out the kind of activity portrayed in the video for her new single ‘Criminal’. You’d think she was firing real bullets from that revolver she had tucked into her pants from the kind of moral outrage that’s being expressed…
Few people do high dudgeon better than the Brits.
…Local politicians have expressed their anger about the promo after the area was badly affected during the recent UK riots.
Hackney Council told London Tonight: “In this case 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.”
Councillor Ian Rathbone added: “I think she should apologize 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.”
No matter what they say, it’s always about the Benjamins. Or, in this case, the Elizabeths. The “offended” MPs evidently figured, ‘Why not see of we can extract a tribute payment from the wealthy pop tart for the inexcusable sin of filming the use of a gun in London.’ Because that never happens in real life.
And as everyone knows it was violence in the media that was the root cause of the London riots. How thoughtlessly politically incorrect of her.
Wonder what will happen the next time a James Bond film is produced. Will they stipulate that all the shoot-em-up action scenes will have to be shot either in third world hellholes or the secret mountain lairs of power-mad villains bent on world domination? Or will these august MPs simply require that Daniel Craig make a payment of a sufficiently obscene amount to offset the affront to polite British society?
Thank God for the wonders of CGI. You can probably film a Bond pic in Dubuque, Iowa now and make it look convincingly like Blighty.