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Britney Spears Is NOT Fat

Amanda Marcotte: Why are straight men so personally offended by Britney Spears' appearance at the VMAs?

This post, written by Amanda Marcotte, originally appeared on Pandagon

This is probably a sign that I'm out of the loop on occasion, but I thought the problem with the Britney Spears performance at the VMA was that she looked about to totter over from being so stoned or hungover or whatever. But I flicked on the radio today and it was on a talk sports show and the host was ranting and raving about how fat she was, and he sounded personally offended, like she shat in his face.

I was halfway convinced she looked fat so I went and looked at a picture of her and there appears to be no indication of rolls of fat or even of a dress size touching the double digits.

Apparently, there's a lot of anger out there that Britney Spears was "fat" on TV. I can't help but suspect that the vast majority of the straight men having huge, spastic fits about how Spears betrayed their masturbatory cycles with her fat ass, if presented with a woman who looked like that in real life, would make asses of themselves trying to fuck her.

Amanda Marcotte co-writes the popular blog Pandagon.

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