Britney Will No Longer Be Scaring the Bejeesus out of Unsuspecting Floridians

June 19th, 2007 // 4 Comments

Billboards emblazoned with the face of an enraged, freshly-shorn Britney Spears alongside pictures of a morning radio talk show host have caught the attention of Spears’ legal team, who are requesting that the Florida radio station responsible for the advertisements remove them pronto. The words “Shock Therapy,” “Certifiable,” and “Total Nut Jobs,” accompany the image of a bald Britney, who bares her teeth as she stares angrily at the camera. Clear Channel Communications owns WFLZ, the station hosted by talk show host, Todd Schnitt, featured with Britney in the billboards, and has been contacted by Spears’ legal team with a letter stating that the pictures cannot be used without the pop star’s consent.

“Clear Channel was already exposed to substantial liability for its offensive, unauthorized commercial exploitation of my client’s photograph on the billboards,” the letter said.

“Once again, we demand the immediate removal of the billboards, confirmed by documentary evidence and verified under penalty of perjury,” it said.

An interview with host, Schnitt, revealed that he was “not happy” with Clear Channel’s decision to remove the advertisements in compliance with Spears’ letter. Usually, I’m all for making fun of Britney Spears and her awesome (yet somewhat terrifying) public meltdown. However, my disdain for the majority of morning radio talk show hosts is clouding my judgment at the moment. Also, if I happened to be driving through Florida, I’m pretty sure the last thing I’d want to see is a giant picture of an angry Britney looking at me like she’d like to bite through my skull and eat my brains, which is clearly what she’s thinking in this picture.

By Lisa Timmons

  1. Char

    I’m with you on this. Britney’s a mess and knows it, but this is such a pathetic attempt at getting people to listen to crap morning shows. I HATE morning shows with a passion.

    It seems like the only requirement to be a morning show host is you have to have the maturity level of a 6 year old boy, enjoy fart jokes and like to say the word “boobie” and then giggle insanely afterwards.

  2. CarrieFever

    i totally agree could these folks be anymore disperate for attention i’m sure they know that it is illegal to use someones photo without permission her lawyers should totally sue clear channel plain and simple and i’m still down with raggin on britney but they took the joke way to far.

  3. Heck, if I saw that billboard on my morning drive, I’d probably freak out. I mean that picture is pretty nausiating. Morning DJ’s have the worst taste in ANYTHING.

  4. A

    Unbelievable! The second time this week that I’ve been on Team Lisa! I live in Tampa and despise the MJ Morning Show. MJ spends 1/3 of his show talking politics and trashing everyone but conservatives, 1/3 giving away boobs jobs through contests, and the other 1/3 trashing Hollywood.

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