The world owes pop sensation Britney Spears an apology and so in the latest episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’, she was given a series of apologies by fictional US senators, governors as well as former ‘Star Wars’ actors.
Notably, Spears is back in the news after her legal fight with her father Jamie and her relationship with Justin Timberlake have come in the spotlight following the release of ‘Framing Britney Spears’, a documentary produced by FX and The New York Times, which explores the criticism both the media and entertainment industry had aimed at Spears.
In Saturday’s SNL show, Chloe Fineman portrayed Spears, who hosted a talk show sketch, “Oops, You Did It Again.” Fineman’s Spears reminded the audience that they know her from things as “It’s Britney, bitch,” her “upbeat Instagram videos” and the word “conservatorship.”
However, the fictional Spears said that the whole point of this talk show was to give people a chance to apologise for their wrong deeds as she has received “hundreds” of apologies since the release of her documentary.
The show then began introducing fictional guests Senator Ted Cruz, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and actor Gina Carano.
Aidy Bryant playing Cruz apologised for his ill-timed trip to Cancun amid an extreme climate crisis in Texas.
Cuomo, played by Pete Davidson, admitted he was at the show because of the “nursing home stuff” while Carano, who was fired from Disney+’s hit series ‘The Mandalorian’ for posting offensive content on social media, indirectly acknowledged that she shouldn’t have compared Nazi Germany to the current political landscape.
In real life, Spears has received apologies from her former boyfriend Timberlake, comedian Sarah Silverman and former blogger Perez Hilton.