How did this happen?
This much is certain: our Diana-like obsession with Britney has clearly contributed to her downward spiral.
You've seen the images and stories. Every step out the door creates a feeding frenzy for hordes of paparazzi. Every misstep is videotaped, analyzed, and endlessly ridiculed.
Maybe if Britney happened to be stronger and healtheir and better educated -- like Angelina Jolie -- she'd essentially say, "Fuck 'em. I'm not going to let 'em destroy me."
Some media properties have largely gone into the business of personal destruction -- specifically, celebrity destruction. We validate their business model by consuming their media and placing ads on their pages.
We can choose to opt-out of this game. Today's media world is enormously competitive. We have other options.
Think about it.