Leave Britney Alone

Leave Britney Alone

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"Leave Britney Alone" is a viral video in which YouTube celebrity Chris Crocker cries while pleading with viewers to leave pop star Britney Spears alone.


On September 10, 2007, Chris Crocker uploaded a monologue performance, in which he made a plea to the media and the general public to cease hounding pop star Britney Spears (copy shown below).[1] In the video, Chris made a fake emotional storm in response to the amount of negative attention Britney had been receiving during the time leading up to and after her comeback performance at the 2007 MTV Music Awards. The video gained over 2 million views in the first twenty four hours,[2] and as of March 26, 2012, has acquired more than 43 million views. His YouTube account has since been shutdown but copies of the video still exist.


From the first day, September 10, 2007, "Leave Britney Alone" could also be found on Chris' Myspace (link via Wayback Machine), and his Metacafe account. That same day, the video was picked up by concreteloop.com, Gallery of the Absurd, YTMND and more.

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In the days following "Leave Britney Alone" a number of response videos were created. Many were direct commentary, while others were parodies and remixes.

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