Hysterical Britney fan offered own show
- 21 September 2007
A fan of troubled pop star Britney Spears, who made an impassioned plea on her behalf and posted it on YouTube, has been offered a television deal.
Chris Crocker, who lives in Tennessee with his grandmother, recorded a two-minute film after Britney’s widely panned MTV ‘comeback’ performance, in which he tearfully screams that people should stop criticising the singer.
The video has been viewed more than eight million times and has seen the 19-year-old appear on various talk shows, as well as the likes of CNN, Fox News and MSNBC.
His hysterical demands have also earned Crocker a deal with reality television film 44 Blue Productions.
Co-founder of the company, Rasha Drachkovitch, said the show would be the ‘Chris Crocker experience’ – following his life in small-town Tennessee.
“We consider him a real character that people will find interesting. He’s going to be a TV star,” she added.
Crocker said of the experience: “It’s kind of a whirlwind tour for me. I feel like I’m getting more exposure than Britney.”