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    Sarah Silverman Addressed The Backlash Over That Resurfaced Britney Spears Roast

    "I wish I could delete it but I can’t."

    The internet is coming to the defense of Britney Spears following the release of the Framing Britney Spears documentary — and they're taking things way back.

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    2007 was a tough year for Britney and the media didn't make it any easier. Case in point? Sarah Silverman's roast of Britney during that year's MTV VMAs.

    The media was so disgusting. WE ARE SORRY BRITNEY

    Just moments after Britney had finished a performance of "Gimme More," which was certainly affected by her personal struggles, Sarah took the stage to say some pretty demeaning things.

    Britney performs in a sequined bra top and underwear paired with fishnet stockings
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    "She's 25 and she's already accomplished everything she’s ever going to accomplish in her life," Sarah said as celebrities like Adam Levine laughed in the audience.

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    “She’s a mother. It’s a crazy. It’s weird to think that just a few years ago on this very show she was this, like, sweet, innocent, little girl in slutty clothes riding around with a python," Sarah added.

    Britney holds a yellow python while dancing during her iconic VMAs performance
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    She continued, "Have you seen Britney's kids? Oh my God, they are the most adorable mistakes you will ever see!"

    Britney poses with her boys Sean and Jayden at a movie premiere
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    At the time, Britney's sons Sean Preston and Jayden were both less than two-years-old.

    And in an extremely NSFW moment, Sarah added, "They are as cute as the hairless vagina they came out of."

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    After the old video started spreading on Twitter, Sarah addressed it in response to a tweet, writing, "I was known then 4 roasts. MTV asked me to mini-roast Britney after her big performance. While she was performing I was having diarrhea & going over my jokes. Had no idea she didn’t kill."

    @joshcharles_21 I was known then 4 roasts. MTV asked me to mini-roast Britney after her big performance. While she was performing I was having diarrhea & going over my jokes. Had no idea she didn’t kill. Unfortunate. Art changes over yrs as we know more & the world changes.

    Twitter: @joshcharles_21

    "Unfortunate. Art changes over yrs as we know more & the world changes," she said, adding another tweet to say, "I wish I could delete it but I can’t."

    @joshcharles_21 I wish I could delete it but I can’t. But you are posting it for people to see. So r u trying to be kind or right?

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    This isn't the first time Sarah has been called out for her comments. Days after the 2007 event, she said that she didn't expect her jokes to be deemed "hurtful."

    Sarah wears a black blazer on a red carpet
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    “The joke that everyone was upset about — me calling the kids ‘adorable mistakes’ — was the most innocuous joke. It never occurred to me that would be deemed hurtful or over the line. I don’t want to get into feuds with girls half my age. I’m in it to be funny and not for the drama. It’s embarrassing," Sarah told Us Weekly.

    Since then, Sarah has also apologized for jokes she's made in the past, explaining that "comedy is not evergreen."

    Sarah wears her hair in a bun on a red carpet
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    "There are jokes I made 15 years ago that I would absolutely not make today, because I am less ignorant than I was," Sarah told The Guardian in 2017. "I know more now than I did. I change with new information."

    Sarah Silverman wears a green dress.
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