The ratings for the episode couldn’t have been better, but according to the PTC it was the worst show of the week. The organization of Debbie Downers criticized the "pandering tribute to toxic teen role model Britney Spears" and added that it was worse than some other television shows because more children are likely to watch.
"Perhaps most troubling is the deification of a troubled popstar into a symbol of empowerment and self-esteem,” they wrote. “Considering her stints in rehab, her very public breakdowns and her questionable parenting skills, there is absolutely no way Spears should be considered a role model. The producers of the show can spare us the old song-and-dance about fallen celebs turning their lives around."
The group went on to slam the "skimpy outfits" in some of the performances, adding that the episode amounted to an "endorsement of narcotics abuse, public masturbation, and school-sanctioned burlesque.”
Talk about an exaggeration! They can complain all they want, but what’s done is done! No matter what, Britney still remains a role model for many young people. It doesn’t automatically mean they’re going to follow in her exact footsteps!