‘Glee’ Takes Mean Jab at Britney Spears in Tribute

September 21, 2012 By:
‘Glee’ Takes Mean Jab at Britney Spears in Tribute

The second episode of the new season of “Glee” comes with some high school-fueled trash talking.

“Britney 2.0” promised to bring back the Britney Spears excitement. What fans didn’t see coming is the subtle, mean-spirited undertones that seemed to poke fun of the “Hit Me Baby One More Time” hitmaker.

Along with highlighting some of Brit’s biggest hits, the show also made a deliberate point to showcase her public breakdown.

Unfortunately, it seems like the show might have pushed it too far…

Heather Morris, who plays Brittany Pierce, channels real-life Britney during her dark, downward spiral that captured our attention in 2007. She parallels the tabloid stories with the on-screen drama of being kicked out of Cheerios.

First came the head shaving reference…

Morris grips the a razor and brings it to her head. But, before she can start shaving down her golden locks, Morris is stopped in her tracks.

The Britney Smears theme continued throughout the episode, with refereneces to umbrella paparazzi and Chris Crocker.

The cherry on top? A reenactment of Brintey’s ill-received performance at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards.

Heather wears a skimpy, two-piece black outfit and gets called out for lip-syncing while chomping down on a large bag of Cheetos...

Check out clips from “Britney 2.0” for yourself at TooFab.com.

Too harsh or all in good fun? That depends on which side of the fence you’re sitting on today.

To make matters worse, the episode followed Thursday night’s episode of “The X Factor” on FOX. So, Britney fans that stayed tuning in were treated to the anti-Britney propaganda.

According to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush, who spoke with Britney’s team, the camp was completely blindsided by the episode.
“Britney’s manager, Larry, is livid,” said Bush. “Yeah, he’s not happy.”