Oops! Britney Spears Causes Controversy Again

By: Jase Peeples
9.27.2011

U.K. Politicians blasted Britney Spears after pictures from her “Criminal” music video shoot surfaced.

According to MTV.com, scenes where Britney is running through the streets with a handgun were shot in Hackney borough, an area that was damaged during the recent anti-government riots that swept through London this summer.

Now Brit’s choice of props has several Brits upset, claiming the pop star should make amends for her perceived irresponsibility.

“I think she should apologize and make a sizable donation to a Hackney charity that deals with young people… for the rudeness and damage she’s done to this community," said council member Ian Rathbone.

“Britney should really know better.” Hackney's Member of Parliament, Diane Abbott, said. “It is only a music video, but it's images like this, with pop stars glamorizing gangs, which means that some young people ... get drawn in.”

The message of Britney’s video is unclear at this time. After all, it could be a statement against violence and the use of guns for all we know. However, the fact that the production company failed to mention that a handgun would be used in the video before the Hackney Council approved the shoot has raised concerns even further.

Did Britney cross a line?

You can watch the full London Tonight news report below.

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