With a single September YouTube sob-fest, Chris Crocker became an androgynous Internet celebrity. In fact, this teenage Tennessean became a worldwide sensation and was pretty much the only thing people talked about the day after Britney Spears' infamous VMA performance (or implosion, more accurately).
But while Chris Crocker became famous to his YouTube appeal for celebrity gossip sites to "Leave Britney Alone!" - his opinion has changed in light of Britney's meltdown last Thursday and Friday.
"I officially retract my statement," Chris Crocker told the New York Post's Page Six. "Britney needs to not be left alone right now. I think if everyone left her alone, she could do some major damage to herself."
Chris Crocker's' concerns that Britney will harm herself echo her fans' fears that their once shining star is in real danger of burning out.
We're talking Anna Nicole Smith style here.
"The people close to her, they need to step up and help her at this time. Rally together and do what they can to save her life," Chris Crocker said.
We're guessing he didn't have Dr. Phil in mind.