But what about the nastiest comments of all ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â— those about her body? `Lard and Clear,` read Monday`s headline in the New York Post. `The bulging belly she was flaunting was SO not hot,` wrote E! Online. And so on.
Was it fair? Did Spears, lest we forget a mother of two, deserve to be held up against the standard of her once fantastically toned abs, sculpted by sessions of 1,000 tummy crunches? Or was she asking for it by choosing that unforgiving black-sequined bikini?
More profoundly, in an age where skinny models and skeletal actresses are under scrutiny for the message they`re sending young girls, what does it say that we`re excoriating a young woman for a little thickness in her middle?
Text : AP