Why an Angry Britney Spears Reportedly Walked Off the Set During ‘X Factor’ Taping

May 25, 2012  •  Post A Comment

New judge Britney Spears walked off the set in the middle of the first taping of season two of Fox’s "The X Factor," reports TMZ.com.

Spears was reportedly upset after a contestant "butchered" her song "Hold It Against Me," the story says. She didn’t return immediately, with four contestants auditioning before the remaining judges.

Spears might be taking a page from Paula Abdul’s playbook, notes Deadline.com.

"Rewind to the series premiere of ‘X Factor’ last fall when Paula Abdul too walked off the stage in the middle of the taping. Coincidence?," the story asks. "Both walkouts, an element normally designed to add drama to a show’s narrative, were triggered (or as it seemed) by an outlandish performance, a guy dropping off his trousers (Abdul) and a guy butchering one of Spears’ songs (Spears)."


  1. Triggered by outlandish performance or need to create controversy in order to boost ratings?

  2. Controversy in order to boost ratings sounds like the winner to me.

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