Britney Spears is officially back.
Because she performed on stage at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday night? Sure. That's part of it at least.
But she's mostly back because Britney has once again come under fire for donning a risque outfit for a performance.
We know, right?!? HOW DARE SHE?!?
The Parents Television Council isn't thrilled with Spears' performance (although they did say the broadcast was "less explicit" than in recent years), and wants everyone to know that they are very offended by how sexual Spears' performance was.
“Viacom and MTV need to make a pivotal choice about the sexualization of women: either they must decide that it is good, or they must decide that it is bad,” Tim Winter, president of PTC said, according to Entertainment Weekly.
“Sadly, last night’s program contained concerning levels of sexualization throughout the night.
"When you have the juxtaposition of the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics team and their positive image of what’s healthy and right, contrasted with the sexualizing content that was so pervasive on the rest of the program, MTV is sending starkly-conflicting messages about what is important.
"So MTV, which one is it?”
I have so many thoughts on this. First of all, has Mr. Winter ever seen Spears perform before Sunday night? Her whole schtick is sex. That's just what she does. She used to wear a thong over her jeans. Why are we suprised by this?
As far as calling out the juxtaposition of Olympians Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian with Spears' performance, the VMAs (and the Movie Awards, for that matter) are a celebration of pop culture for adults, not families, and certainly not kids.
Not surprisingly, PTC also called out Kanye West's "Famous" music video, in which a sweaty Teyana Taylor danced in nothing more than a sports bra and thong.
And so, society will do what they always do when the PTC calls out major events for being in appropriate, and ignore it. And then watch Spears' performance again.