We asked teens: How do you feel about Britney Spears?
They answered: OK, so BuzzFeed has already covered that Britney holds a special place in the heart of MY generation (I'm 24), but to today's teens, she's sort of irrelevant. But when I dug deeper for the receipts, the image becomes a little more muddled.
Some teens love her — "she's the second generation queen of pop" (I think they're referencing Madonna here) — but others don't — "stop trying to make Britney Spears happen." To the latter...SORRY KID, SHE'S ALREADY HAPPENED.
However, middle ground of sorts was reached. Teens love her music "but only her older stuff." This comment, however, nearly brought me to tears...not just because it made Miss Britney Jean feel dated, but it made me feel OLD AF.
"Britney was such a big '90s icon and I know that for a fact even though I wasn't born in the '90s [Ed. Note: Yup, we have commenters born in the 2000s]. I like some of her songs but I just don't get all that bad school girl image that she had back then, maybe they just forced her to be like that but hey people have choices."
Excuse me while I go cry in a corner right now and listen to Blackout on repeat.
— Facebook users Olivia Symone, Emily Lapara, Alison Eppley, and Yza White