it's been a week since the disastrous performance from britney spears on the 2007 MTV VMA awards, and while many in the media have slammed britney...in a surprising move i will stand up for her. poor britney. why didn't anybody around her tell her she wasn't ready for this performance? why is britney being held accountable for her actions when clearly she is not mentally stable and unable to make any rational decisions? MTV should be ashamed of themselves for using an obviously crazy britney for high ratings. to let her perform and then having sarah silverman get up directly after and mock her is just plain cruel. it was obvious they were setting britney up for a major failure and she didn't have the common sense to see it coming. where were her friends and family to say...find an outfit that fits...or...maybe you should sing live.....or even...hey try actually doing some dance moves instead of awkwardly rubbing yourself.....i blame those around her for the disaster that opened the VMA's this year. yes britney is a performer and under normal circumstances should know when she is capable of doing something, but britney...the girl who shaved her head, almost dropped her baby, attacked a car with and umbrella, and showed her privates to the world...obviously should be considered "mentally ill" and unable to make rational decisions. it's not very often that i feel bad for celebrities who use their money and fame to live a crazy and destructive lifestyle, and up until now britney was low on my radar, but seeing her fumble her way through a performance that never should have happened was embarrassing and honestly...heart-breaking. my only hope is that this event will help britney realize what she is doing wrong with her life and make a drastic change....but i doubt it.