A group of Britney Spears’ “concerned friends and former associates” have started a MySpace campaign to help the troubled paparazzi target, saying that she should follow the example of Lindsay Lohan and get out of the public eye for awhile. (But not too long, apparently.) They’re also asking Britney’s fans to start a letter-writing campaign against the arms of the celebrity-industrial complex that, they believe, are part of the problem:
Contact MTV and hold them responsible for allowing Britney to come out and really give us all the finger because she knew we’d all be curious to see what she did.
Contact her record label and let them know you’ll buy her album, but not until she is clean and sober and realizes the amazing life she has created for herself.
Contact her music publishing house who is responsible for tracking Britney’s music. Publishing houses pay artists when their music is played on the radio or purchased in stores or on- line or played at live performances such as her MTV disaster.
Contact her management and let them know that they’ll make money together with her for a much longer period of time if she is clean and sober. Management’s role will be constantly in jeopardy if Britney continues to spiral out of control.
Clearly Britney is not in a good state of mind; a judge would not have ordered her children to be taken away from her had she proven to be in a good frame of mind to care for two young children. What makes anyone else think that she will be able to “go on with the show” in the same state of mind?
Ultimately we ask that you show Britney you care about her by being proactive. Let her know by contacting these responsible parties. Let them know you’ll be around to buy her music, her merchandise, etc when she sets a better example of how to be a performer.
I’m not sure if this will work–although I do suspect that Blackout‘s sales next week will be saggy enough that these people will be able to claim a victory of sorts. Maybe their tactics would be more effective if they also called on people to tell Starbucks baristas to stop serving her at every stop she makes–surely once she comes down from that caffeine-and-sugar rush, she’ll realize some of the mess she’s in, right?
Be Proactive To Help [MySpace]