Britney's image is all about perfection and there's no such
we're not afraid of her but what she represents.
( Britt Black )
Trying to attain perfection can be very destructive. No-one
can be perfect but those who keep trying will never be happy
with their lives.
We felt that the image she portrays is an unrealistic one
and that it can actually put restrictions on your mind. She
looks like something that is totally made up. Not real. And
it's not, she has a lot of people around her that make her
look the way she does.
I don't think Britney is saying she wants to send out any
kind of message but there are so many girls who are trying
to be just like her that they lose sight of who they are.
Unfortunately, when her fans try to look like her a lot of
them end up feeling badly about themselves. Some develop eating
disorders when they're trying too hard - it all leads down
an unhealthy path.
Looking at her doesn't make you think, "Hey, I can be
like that," it makes you think, "I'll never look
like that," which can be depressing.
There's a lot of girls out there who want to be like her based
solely on her looks. They don't realize that they can't ever
be exactly like her and some go to really extreme measures
that can end up being harmful.
There are a lot of Britneys and Christinas in the music industry
and not many alternatives. You really have to search to find
someone different. And that's too bad. Everyone's trying to
be the same.
Sure, it's great that Britney is up there doing her own thing.
She's an empowered woman doing a lot for herself but at the
same time she's doing a lot for herself using her sexuality.
It's too bad that she makes it seem like the only thing that
sells is sex. Sometimes people forget that getting up on stage
and really being able to rock or write you own music also
sells. It's not just about having a pretty face.
Our songs are about doing what you want to do and that you
don't have to be like everyone else. You don't have to follow
the crowd. It's not all about how you look.
After one of our concerts I started to talk to one of our
fans that happened to be in a wheelchair. She used to be anorexic
but after seeing one of our shows she was inspired to learn
to play the drums. It was her way of venting her anger instead
of starving herself.
We don't really think about an image for ourselves. I think
it's better for a fan to say, "Hey, they're kinda geeky
- but so am I!" It's definitely better than them thinking
that we're totally perfect.
When we were looking for girls for the band we didn't care
what they looked like. It wasn't about looks at all.
Yeah. Colette and Brittin just wanted to know that I could
'Rock.' Not that any of us knew exactly what it meant to 'Rock,'
but that we could do our own thing.
It's not as if we didn't want anyone who looked like Britney
Spears. In fact, people have told the band that we shouldn't
sing about Britney because I look like a Britney kind of girl.
They make it seem that just because I have blonde hair I should
A lot of the times it's those stereotypes that people have
in their minds that hold them back from doing what they want
to do. We hope to break down some of those stereotypes.
Yeah, the ones that say it's all about looks. It's really
all about being yourself.