Britney's Interview Oops: Loves The Gays, 'They're Somewhat Girls'
Oops, she did it again??
Oh, Brit Brit. We're sure you're going to get flack for some of these comments.
Britney Spears spoke with Pride Source's Chris Azzopardi in promotion of her eighth album, Britney Jean and in effort to share her love for her gay fans, we fear she may have ended up offending them.
Spears already received some negative press attention when she previously referred to her gay fans as "adorable" and it appears she's sticking with the buzzword.
"They're adorable," says Spears, 32. "They're absolutely adorable."
It seems like an appropriate time to tell her how that "adorable and hilarious" comment went viral and rubbed some the wrong way.
"Wait, what? Who felt the other way?" she asks, sincerely concerned she's offended people, and even a little lost. You get the impression Britney Spears doesn't Google herself.
So, I fill her in.
"I would never say anything to be mean to them. I love my gay fans. Gay people are always usually my best friends in the whole world," she says. "I completely adore them."
We'll take that. All good. Sounds genuine.
"I get inspiration from them on almost all of my songs," Spears says of her gay fans. "They're somewhat girls, so it's so inspiring to do stuff that they like to hear, like the cool 'in' stuff. Whatever I do for each record is definitely inspired by them."
"They're somewhat girls." Yeah, that's going to leave a mark.
Brit Brit does however co-sign with the gays on our push for marriage equality. Azzopardi asks:
What about equal marriage? Would Britney like to see her gay friends - she tells me later, via email, that she has an "amazing" relationship with them, many of which are her dancers - get married?
"Yeah," she says. Then silence. (I give her the opportunity to elaborate over email after our phone chat: "Yeah, it would be a special moment.")
"So you believe gay people deserve equal rights?"
"Yeah," she assures. (Via email: "I think everyone should be treated equally.")
Head over to Pride Source for the full interview with Britney. How did you take her comments?