Britney Spears celebrates Mardi Gras St. Petersburg Times/AP 02/28/06.
Boo's detractors will find something to grumble about in all this, I'm sure. No matter:
Britney Spears spent part of Mardi Gras with a group of students whose lives were upended when Hurricane Katrina devastated the area six months ago.
Standing in the French Quarter surrounded by St. Catherine of Siena School dancers wearing "Gatorettes" uniforms, the 24-year-old pop star, a Louisiana native, talked on ABC's "Good Morning America" Tuesday of her recent "surprise" meeting with four older students from Metairie, a suburb of New Orleans.
Spears grew up in Kentwood, and has participated in fundraisers for victims of the hurricane.
How can people come up with so many ways to criticize a nice Baptist young lady like this?
Just look at this: What Would Britney Do? by Joal Ryan ET/Yahoo! News 02/01/06
Meanwhile, in England, Spears' name has been invoked in a church debate posing the musical question, "What would Jesus say to Britney Spears?"
The Stechford Baptist Church in Birmingham series also plans to engage its congregation in what Jesus would say to late rapper Tupac Shakur, cartoon Bart Simpson and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, the Birmingham Evening Mail reported.
"The event is not about pointing the finger at Britney Spears and saying, 'Look how bad she is,' " church member Ray Jellicoe said in the newspaper.
Rather, Jellicoe told the Evening Mail, the aim is to use the pop star's life as an object lesson: "We picked Britney because she's got what so many people want - beauty, fame and fortune. But she's still not happy."
Poor Boo. People just keep projecting all kinds of bad stuff onto her. But she's plowing ahead with her postmodern artistic career. She's going to be on Will and Grace April 13, playingthe hostof a Christian cooking show called "Cruci-fixin's". She plans to put out a new album this year. With accompanying videos, no doubt. And she's even working on a new movie, currently titled In the Pink about door-to-door cosmetic sales.
I'm glad to see she's not letting all her frivolous critics get her down!
Oh, and what would Jesus say to Britney? They would probably talk Trinitarian theology. And ecumenical theory about what Judaism and Hinduism can show to Christians. (Boo has some experience with both, you know.)