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Oops, the online trolls did it again to Britney Spears

Eilis O'Hanlon


The responsibility to make the internet a better place does not just lie with the cyber bullies, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

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STEP BACK FROM LIMELIGHT: Britney Spears’s own private life is far better known these days than her music

STEP BACK FROM LIMELIGHT: Britney Spears’s own private life is far better known these days than her music

STEP BACK FROM LIMELIGHT: Britney Spears’s own private life is far better known these days than her music

Britney Spears wants people to be kinder to one another. More specifically, she wants them to be kinder to her, after alleging that she's being bullied on Instagram for posting "the same 15 pictures with the same red background and wearing the same white bathing suit".

Last week she took to the social media site to insist that she's never owned a white swimsuit before, and "simply liked the red background", adding five exclamation marks for emphasis. She was equally upset that some people were "offended" by her posts about horses. "Reading all of the mean comments really hurts my feelings," the singer went on to say. "You really shouldn't be saying all of these mean things to someone you don't even know… this goes for bullying anyone really."

That last bit was followed by six exclamation marks.


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