Why do you think Britney Spears has had so many life problems as an adult?

Britney - Britney - Good pause
India
January 24, 2007 11:42pm CST
Britney Spears was a popular child star and singer. Something happened when she tried to make the transition to an adult, and she's been making a number of life mistakes--bad choices in men, partying too much, etc, even though she had a very sheltered, pristine childhood. What's your theory on what went wrong with her? I think she was given such a perfected ideal of the way things were supposed to be that when people stopped protecting her, she was still around the same unsavory types as before in the music industry, and she had no defenses developed against them. So I'm in the more "extreme naivetes'" school than the rebellion one.
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@sanjayko (339)
• India
25 Jan 07
One reason is Fame and Money but the most important is that she was sheltered when she was a child , now when she got freedom she has crossed all boundaries
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• United States
25 Jan 07
i think someone needs to give her some boundaries. you'd think her agent or someone would say something to her about all of the crap she does
@Shebang (244)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Yes, I agree with you. I also think Britney is a late bloomer.
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• India
25 Jan 07
Thanks for your response.
@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
25 Jan 07
Too much fame too early is one explanation. Plus I'm not sure how stable her home life was. It's hard for people who were raised by very strict and protective parents to not go a little wild when they are thrust in the public spotlight. I hear a lot of people putting her down but she is still young and we all made mistakes when we were younger. You can't judge somebody if you haven't walked in their shoes.
• India
25 Jan 07
I think you are right. Thanks for your response.
• Malaysia
26 Jan 07
I like her songs despite her not so good reputation. The energy of her songs lift my spirit and make me cheerful through the day. What is going on in her life, well she has the right to pattern it her way. I am not in the position to give any bad comments on this, forgive me :) But as a general opinion, I can give one to you. When somebody has a major life transformation (for example from unpopular to very popular)the person may experience a cultural shock. If I am in that person's condition, I don't know what I would do. Maybe I would do the same, and maybe not. Only god knows.
@michele609 (1687)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I think the reason her life turned upside down is because she moved a little to fast and it was kind of messed up what she did to that girl that was having the baby by kevin. I think that god punished her for it. But she is a wonderful star and I think that she will fall back on track in time!
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@dbeast (1499)
• India
25 Jan 07
you guys would have probably heard it a million times.it was definitely ecause of the strict childhood she had.once she got famous and was free she went haywire.her mother tried controlling her life and the pop princess went pop.she could have made a real good role model but she took the other way round to spoil her image.
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@olaff123 (434)
• Namibia
25 Jan 07
Britney happens to be common white trash with an audience. She apparently never had the opportunity to learn about life as most people had to, and lacks values and guidelines. Everything was presented to her on a silver platter and she never realized just how priviledged she was. It's a pity that she is suffering today, and being a parent, she is causing her children suffering as well. It is time that she grow up and take responsibility for her life.
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@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
25 Jan 07
She did seem to go downhill in a hurry didn't she? I think money definately has something to do with it. All that money diminished her self control and enabled her to make bad decisions. All the life lessons she would have learned were negated by being able to do whatever she wants. She's spoiled and ruined by publicity and money.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 07
I think her early exposure to fame and intrigues was the root of her unfortunate life now. Although she's gifted with a talent that makes her earn a lot then she wanted. The influences of other people was also a consideration because maybe she grew up with a family that I've heard it's broken now, is this true? She may have those friends that are really bad influences on her career especially on herself. Being busy as an artist while she was at a very young age made her incomplete because she may not have time to enjoy herself as a teenager that's why she's in rebellion now and come to parties only single person do and she has her kids now she must take care of them rather than partying. It's really a bad move, doens't her manager adviced her about that?
• United States
25 Jan 07
I think her mother tried to protect her too much. Never let her make her own decisions so she rebelled and now she's a mess. I think her problems started when she cheated on Justin and ruined the best thing that ever happened to her. I almost think that when she lost him, she said screw it and threw everything into the wind without a care in the world. She was so determined to "prove" herself to everyone (including Justin) that she went on a marrying spree and ended up with a loser named Kevin. I think she recently screwed up even more - when she left Kevin the world was at her side. Everyone supported her decision because everyone hated Kevin. She was in the postion to be the little "sweetheart of America" again. If only she could have held onto it a little longer - she could have made her comeback and everything MIGHT have been o.k. but instead she made the mistake of meeting Paris and all those other Hollywood Party Girls and now she's right back to being the "bad" girl again with everyone disliking her and putting her down. I feel sorry for her - she has no clue what is going on in her life and no idea how to handle it. I feel even more sorry for her two little boys because all we seem to see is that she is partying it up all the time and we never hear about her boys or see her with them. It's such a shame. She had so much of a chance to be a star and she has ruined it.
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@umair2hot (1220)
• India
25 Jan 07
Because day by day the boy friends of britneys has changed well its not a problem its a enjoyment by changing alot of hings like boy friends or alot of things like in relations well she is prosit.... and prosit... could'nt live happy because she is earning illegaly and from illegal money can't any one live happy life with that money !! Will go in hell because not doing a good work !
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I think that Britney Spears has had many of the problems that she has because of not really having a childhood and then being in the spot light with a family,now and exhusband. I think that she could get her life back to the way it somewhat was if she would stop hanging out with single people that don't have children.
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• Philippines
25 Jan 07
well maybe she havent had enough of being single, so sometimes she makes decisions not thinking that she already has 2 cute boys to think of. Once you have kids there's such little room for error. As much as possible you just want things to be right for your kids.
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@emarie (5454)
• United States
25 Jan 07
she's just plain ole stupid. bad parenting. i'm still leaning for stupid and immature. it seems that she didn't care to learn about the business of entertainment and did what everyone else told her to. and its true, then they stopped guiding her in her life and carrer she didn't have the brains to think for herself, or the maturity to do the right thing. like the same with most child stars they don't really think for themselves all the time and of course are swayed by the party lifestyle they can have. i think she's trying too hard to be like madonna, the things about her, is she was smart. britney tried to "re-invent" herself like madonna did, but it didn't go as planned. she was in the spotlight since she was a child. she should have LEARNED by now how to handle herself and become a good business woman. if she wanted to keep her carrer should should have worked harder isntead of depending on her boobs.
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@sigma77 (5385)
• United States
25 Jan 07
She is just trying to blend in with the other pop stars. She has done a splendid job of it. She is still a teenager in a woman's body with the mind of a teen. She has never had to do much thinking for herself since the media lifted her to the top rung of the ladder. It sure wasn't talent that got her there. Why is everyone wasting their time on this woman? Is it the desire of millions of women to use her for a role model? Yikes!
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• United States
25 Jan 07
Because she never had a normal childhood and teenage life. I think the pressure of being a role model and a celebrity finally got to her. Plus, the botched marriages with Jason Alexander and K-Fed didn't help her grow as a person. Those relationships didn't nurture her self-esteem. I think the time Justin and her broke up, her life went into a downward spiral. Such a shame for someone this young to be experiencing problems like these.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I really feel that she fits into the same category as anyone else who fell into celebrity status at a young age (Mickey Mouse Club) and she doesn't know how to handle the pressure. She's had people doting on her for pretty much as long as she could remember, and has never been shown what a real life, a real relationship, real parenting is. She thinks the whole world just revolves around her, I guess.
@sureshmoe (974)
• India
25 Jan 07
Because she not co-operate with life...she not care too much about the life especially her family and has too much fame... She not act as a female that means not act as a maturity person in her family and she has no quality to become a member in her family....
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• India
25 Jan 07
well the answer is very simple.....fame and money at an early stage in life with no control over the same... well she really lost all her bearings after the justin timberlake episode...and has really let her self go to such an extent that she is doing all the wrong things in the world......
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@charmz07 (86)
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Yeah right, when she's making a transition in her life..a lot of negative things happened to her. Recently, I've almost hear about bad things in her life. I think this is because that people had looked at her as a naive child during her younger days and now people would like to see her transformed as an adult and that life will change then. Maybe they should try to check on her positive side. Well, i can't just judge her on what's goin on with her life right now. I think people are making it exagerated. She's not the only star had been goin thru life as that anyway.
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