Glee’s new episode ‘Britney 2.0’ focused on Brittany (Heather Morris) as she began her new year at McKinley High School by getting kicked out of the Cheerios due to poor grades.
The Fox musical show depicted a breakdown that echoed Spears’s own high-profile issues, as Brittany attacks a high school journalist with an umbrella and shows a lack of interest during a performance.
In 2007, Spears went after a photographer’s car with an umbrella. Months later, she gave a widely-panned performance of ‘Gimme More’ at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Billy Bush revealed on Access Hollywood that he spoke about the episode with Rudolph, who was not aware that Glee would recreate Spears’s public breakdown.
Bush shared: “I can tell you that Britney’s manager, Larry, is livid. He’s not happy.”
Glee’s airs Thursdays at 9pm ET on Fox.
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