I was an MTV VJ during peak Britney. 'Framing Britney Spears' made me ashamed ... and hopeful
Dave Holmes, former host of MTV's "Total Request Live," reflects on the media's mistreatment of Britney Spears and the hope he finds in a new generation's voices.
“I am heartened by how startling and repulsive all this blatant sexism is to the younger generations watching, and posting about, the doc. Social media has allowed new voices to circumvent the cis-white-male gatekeepers and begin to lead the conversation, and we’re better for it; young people just aren’t having this mess. They won’t stand for any guff on Billie Eilish’s baggy tracksuits or Lizzo’s size or whether Taylor Swift seems likable enough. It’s a nonstarter. I like how bad we look to them in “Finding Britney Spears.” It means there’s been progress.”Posted on 2021-02-13T07:49:26+0000