Sarah Silverman slammed for calling Britney Spears' kids 'mistakes' in past joke and says 'art changes over years'
"HEARTLESS" Sarah Silverman has been forced to defend herself after the comic was blasted online for calling Britney Spears' kids "mistakes" in a 2007 routine.
Footage of her MTV Video Music Awards routine resurfaced on Twitter, forcing Sarah to address her controversial past joke.
In the video, Silverman told the audience that Spears – then 25 – “accomplished everything she’s ever going to accomplish in her life” as the cameras panned to Adam Levine and Jamie Foxx laughing.
She said: "She’s a mother. It’s a crazy. It’s weird to think that just a few years ago on this very show she was this, like, sweet, innocent, little girl in slutty clothes riding around with a python.”
Sarah then called the singer's kids “the most adorable mistakes you will ever see” before commenting on Britney's private parts.
When fans called her out about the shocking routine, Sarah said: "I was known then 4 roasts. MTV asked me to mini-roast Britney after her big performance.
"While she was performing I was having diarrhea & going over my jokes. Had no idea she didn’t kill. Unfortunate. Art changes over yrs as we know more & the world changes."
"I wish I could delete it but I can’t. But you are posting it for people to see. So r u [sic] trying to be kind or right?"
However, fans demanded she apologize.
One tweeted: "I want @SarahKSilverman publicly to apologise Britney for this! This was 2007 MTV VMAs opening and Britney was backstage listening to this and had to perform right after."
"APOLOGIZE TO BRITNEY SPEARS," another fan demanded.
"This is just justifying you bad actions honey, you make fun of woman at her darkest days who didn’t even harm you btw, just apologize," wrote a third.
"That's certainly a weird apology she gave," agreed a fourth.
"I don't see the word 'sorry' anywhere. I would think that if you make a mistake you would feel bad about it and have no problem apologizing… strange."
The comments come after Framing Britney Spears premiered on Friday, February 5, showed the way Britney, 39, was treated before and during her breakdown.
At the time, Sarah was criticized for the joke and told Us Weekly: “The joke that everyone was upset about — me calling the kids ‘adorable mistakes’ — was the most innocuous joke.
"It never occurred to me that would be deemed hurtful or over the line. I don’t want to get into feuds with girls half my age.
"I’m in it to be funny and not for the drama. It’s embarrassing.”
Does Britney still speak to her father Jamie Spears?
Britney’s conservatorship was implemented in 2008 after the star had a series of public meltdowns.
The arrangement put her financial assets, estate, and personal assets under the control of her father, Jamie Spears, and lawyer Andrew Wallet, who has since resigned.
Britney has made several attempts to end the conservatorship, but they have been rejected.
On November 10, 2020 a court rejected an attempt by Britney to have her father removed as conservator of her estate.
This has put a huge strain on her relationship with her father and during the hearing Britney lawyer said they have no "viable working relationship" and have not spoken in a "long while".
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