After hearing Kanye’s remarks about Britney being exploited by MTV, it kind of made me chuckle. Mostly because Kanye is once again whining, but also because the whole celebrity machine is driven by exploitation on so many levels. The fact that Britney’s career started with her in a catholic school girl outfit pretty much shows you that it’s not like this isn’t the norm for the entertainment industry.
MTV opened the door for Britney to fall on her face, and I’m sure they were happy when it happened because everyone is still talking about the show. Hell, MTV created the Real World , which at it’s core is putting a bunch of kids in a house that have the most potential to get drunk, fight, have sex, or get arrested…. potentially all in the same night. If there is a gay guy or gal in the house, you can be sure that there is someone else in the house who’s never been exposed to that lifestyle and has potentially inflammatory beliefs on the subject.
As Kanye knows now he was a part of the cast of Real World VMA. I’m sure they were well aware of what not giving Kanye an award meant, and his tantrum was “expected”. If MTV really cared about the music more than drama, the channel’s lineup wouldn’t be stacked with high drama reality shows. Maybe that is why the channel is losing it’s allure.
But… in the end. Am I really worried about Britney Spears being exploited ? I think she’s doing a far better job by herself, and doesn’t need MTV to exploit her. She walked out the door got in a car and then got snapped again without her panties on.