The light on Saint Britney of Spears‘ halo shined a little brighter earlier this week when she gave $100 to a homeless man who begged for her help outside of a Los Angeles drugstore. I wonder if it was a Rite Aid, because that’s where the homeless guys in my neighbourhood hang out. The Walgreens? Eh, not so much.
From Showbiz Spy:
The guy said to Britney, “Please help me…I’m at the end of my rope!” — so she walked to a nearby ATM, withdrew five crisp $20 bills and placed them in his hand — then shrieked in surprise when he suddenly hoisted her in a big bear hug.
“The store’s security guard came running and snatched the money out of the guy’s hand, shooing him away.
“But Britney said, ‘No!…No! Give this man his money back! I gave it to him!’
“She’s often seen as a wacky diva, but most times her heart’s in the right place.”
Of all the ways I would describe Britney Spears, “wacky diva” isn’t really one of them, but okay, let’s go with it. It’s reassuring to know that even though we might worry about her sanity from time to time, she’s got it together enough to help those less fortunate. It’s kinda f-cked up that security came out and tried to take the money from him (after all, if they were around to see him with the money, they would have seen him take it off someone, if that’s what they were thinking happened), but at least it all worked out in the end.
This all seems like a pretty hilarious happening, though – Britney placing the “crisp” bills in the homeless guy’s hand, her surprised face when he hugged her, the security snafu… it sort of reminds me of that sketch she did on Saturday Night Live years ago with Tracy Morgan as Woodrow the homeless man. And before you all get on your high horses, homelessness isn’t funny and is a real problem. What is funny and NOT a real problem? This sketch: